Practical Tuning of Industrial Control Loops - Live online course

Country: 
Canada
Category: 
Instrumentation
City: 
Online - Attend from your desk!
Course Scheduled Number: 
150932E
Course start date: 
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Course end date: 
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Contact Person: 
Maria Davidson
Contact Email: 
maria.davidson@idc-online.com
Contact Fax: 
1800 434 4045
Contact Telephone: 
1800 324 4244

 

THE COURSE:

This course is designed to train you in the configuration and tuning of industrial control loops using a minimum of mathematics and formulas. Controllers need to be carefully matched to the process to work optimally; this matching procedure is called tuning. Controllers that are not correctly configured and tuned will not perform optimally and will not reduce variability in the process as they should.

The aim of this course is to provide and/or enhance the skills required to configure and tune a controller for optimum operation. An optimally tuned processed loop is critical for a wide variety of industries ranging from food processing, chemical manufacturing, oil refineries, pulp and paper mills, mines and steel mills. Although tuning rules are designed to give reasonably tight control, this may not always be the objective. Some thought needs to be given when retuning a loop as to whether the additional effort is justified as there may be other issues which are the cause of the poor control. These issues will be discussed in some detail in this course. At the end of this course you will have the skills to troubleshoot and tune a wide variety of process loops.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Fundamentals of tuning loops – both open and closed loop
  • How to recognise the key characteristics of process plant from a control perspective
  • Significance of dead time and transfer lags
  • PID controller behaviours
  • How to troubleshoot and identify problems
  • Differences between ideal/ interacting/non-interacting controllers

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Four 50 minute live, practical sessions with your instructor and attendees 
  • The full technical eBook manual for “Practical Tuning of Industrial Control Loops” which includes course slides, cases studies, calculations and practical exercises
  • Four hours of additional in-depth video sessions covering many additional areas – yours to keep and watch at your convenience

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Automation engineers
  • Consultants
  • Control and instrumentation engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Electricians
  • Electronic engineers
  • Energy management consultants
  • Facility managers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Installation and maintenance technicians
  • Technicians

 

PRE-REQUISITES:

Basic knowledge of instrumentation and process plant would be useful.

 

RECORDED SESSIONS
FUNDAMENTALS OF LOOP TUNING

  • Processes, controllers and tuning
  • PID controllers – P, I and D modes of operation
  • Load disturbances and offset
  • Speed, stability and robustness
  • Gain, dead time and time constants
  • Process noise
  • Feedback controllers
  • How to select feedback controller modes

FUNDAMENTALS OF TUNING

  • Open loop characterisation of process dynamics
  • Default and typical settings
  • General purpose closed loop tuning method
  • Quick and easy open loop method
  • Fine tuning for different process types
  • Simplified lambda tuning

THE DIFFERENT TUNING RULES

  • Different rules compared
  • Typical tuning settings
  • When to use them/when not to use them
  • Rules of thumb in tuning

LIVE SESSIONS
TUNING OF VALVES

  • Hysteresis
  • Stiction
  • Characteristic selection and correction
  • Positioner configuration and tuning

AUTOMATED TUNING

  • Self tuning loops
  • Adaptive control

TUNING OF MORE COMPLEX SYSTEMS

  • Cascade systems – tuning of them
  • Feedforward, ratio, multivariable systems
  • Interactive loops tuning
  • Dead time compensation
  • Practical limitations

GOOD PRACTICE

  • Good practice for common loop problems
  • Flow control loop characteristics
  • Level control loop characteristics
  • Temperature control loop characteristics
  • Pressure control loop characteristics
  • Other less common loops

 

 

Subtotal335.00 CAD
Canada Tax16.75 CAD
Price351.75 CAD
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