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Automatic Process Control I
Engineers involved in design, research, manufacturing, process and production.
This intensive course presents the principles and practice of automatic process control. The course stresses the use of computer-based instrumentation (Distributed Control Systems - DCS's) to implement control strategies. Course highlights:
  • Define and explain the physical significance of the parameters from process data.
  • Explain in detail the different processes and how to tune them to obtain optimum control response. The special DCS's-based PID controllers and the significance and importance of tracking are also presented and discussed.
  • Use laboratory experiments with actual controllers to reinforce concepts presented. The laboratory includes tuning of feedback controllers, tuning controllers, and the importance of reset feedback in override control.
  • Present in detail, using numerous examples, ration control, cross-limiting controls, cascade control, selective, constraint and override control. The use of DCS's to implement these control strategies is stressed. The attendees solve a significant number of design case studies.
  • Use real processes to provide those attending an opportunity "to design from scratch" the control system for an entire, or partial, process.
Pre-Word Required
Suggested Class Size
Minimum 12
Maximum 18
Course Length
20 hours

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