Practical Process Control and Tuning of Industrial Control Loops - afternoon course

THE WORKSHOP

This workshop is designed to give you a solid understanding of the essentials of Process Control and skill you and/or your staff, in the latest procedures for the tuning of Industrial Control Loops using a minimum of mathematics and formulas.

The aim of this workshop is to provide and/or enhance the skills required to 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.

CONTENT SUMMARY

BASIC CONTROL CONCEPTS

  • Typical manual control
  • Feedback and feedforward control
  • Block diagrams

FUNDAMENTALS OF PROCESS CONTROL

  • 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

THE DIFFERENT TUNING RULES

  • Ten different rules compared
  • Tables of typical tuning settings
  • When to use them/when not to use them
  • Rules of thumb in tuning

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