Training Process control and optimization seminar

INTRODUCTION
The process control and optimization course is a results-oriented course designed to improve attendees’ ability to identify and correct control loop problems. This 4-day course is split into an introductory tuning section and an advanced optimization section.

Tuning
Focuses on the Internal Model Control (IMC) tuning method for first order and integrating processes. Attendees learn how to conduct open loop bump tests, determine first order and integrator process dynamics, evaluate non-linearities, and calculate IMC tuning constants. 


Optimization
Builds on the concepts introduced in the tuning course. The focus is on optimizing the control system to improve process performance. The major topics include:

  • Development of tuning strategies to improve stability in the key process variables
  • Troubleshooting techniques to identify and correct controller induced variability problems 
  • Techniques to assist in the identification/elimination of process and product variability
  • Time series analysis techniques such as the power spectrum

COURSE CONTENT

PROCESS CONTROL CONCEPTS AND PROCESS DYNAMICS 1 day

Process Control Basics: Terminology, control loop components.
Process Dynamics: Control loop elements, first order response, integrating response, higher-order response.
Non-Linear Process Dynamics: Control valve backlash and stiction, process inherent non-linearities, impact on control performance.

INTERNAL MODEL CONTROL TUNING THEORY 1 day

PID Controller Basics: Description of PID control action, overview of tuning methods.
IMC (Lambda) Tuning for first order processes: Benefits of Lambda tuning, calculation of tuning constants, selecting Lambda value, robustness.
IMC (Lambda) Tuning for Integrating Processes: Selecting Lambda, calculation of tuning constants.

PROCESS AND CONTROL OPTIMIZATION    0,8 days

PID Controller Performance: Regulatory control, setpoint tracking, filtering
Tuning Strategy Development: Defining process objectives, interactive loops, cascaded loops

Tuning Interactive Loops
Identifying Control Problems: Controller tuning, loop health, loop design issues.                                                                        

IDENTIFYING PROCESS VARIABILITY       0,7 days

Identifying Process Variability: Auto/manual tests, coupling tests, time series analysis, frequency analysis and statistical analysis tools.

ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROLS ( OVERVIEW )   0,5 days

Adaptive feedback control, interactive loops, cascade control, feedforward control, ratio control, override control, split-range control, mid-range control, Model Predictive Control, Kalman Filtering.

COURSES DATES
No seminar is scheduled. Please contact an Enero Solutions representative for more information about our seminars at sales@enerosolutions.com.