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LT-SP Tuning of Industrial Control Loops

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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

WHO SHOULD COMPLETE THIS COURSE
Consulting engineers
Automation engineers
Control engineers
Electrical engineers
Electricians
Electronic engineers
Energy management consultants
Facility managers
Installation and maintenance technicians
Instrumentation engineers
Mechanical engineers
Technicians

 

VIEW THE INTRODUCTORY VIDEO HERE

 

COURSE OUTLINE
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

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

PRE-REQUISITES:
Basic knowledge of instrumentation and process plant would be useful.

 

Investment

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Unlimited Access for 2 Years: US$ 249

Instructor

John Piperides

BE Electrical

 

John is a professional electrical engineer with over 25 years experience in industrial maintenance, production, management, sales and improvement. He has held management positions in several manufacturing and sales companies. His diverse responsibilities have included contract negotiation, authoring and responsibility of departmental budgets, daily management of over 20 reports, practice of cGMP, auditing in a pharmaceutical plant, and system administration and programming of diverse IT and embedded systems. He has been directly involved with industries including building management, pest control, mining, power utilities, food, pharmaceutical, steel, building products, sugar, paper and pulp, rail and airports.

John has completed many years of further education including developing, writing and delivering many work based courses and seminars. He has spent 10 years as a part time teacher at TAFE in electrical engineering, and 15 years delivering structured courses in thermography, power quality, instrument safety, motor drive theory, PLC, SCADA, and pest inspection

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