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Industrial Process Control

Course Syllabus

  • The Process Control System
    • The Elements of a Control Loop.
    • Transducer/Transmitters.
    • Current to Pressure Converters.
    • Square Root Extractors.
  • Control Valves and Actuators
    • Spring and Diaphragm Actuators.
    • Single and Double Port Valves.
    • Control Valve Stroke and Adjustments.
    • Types of Control Valves.
    • Control Valve Trims and Characteristics.
    • Application of Trims.
    • Control Valves Characteristics.
  • Control Valve Positioners
    • Flapper and Nozzle Systems.
    • The Pneumatic Relay Amplifier.
    • Motion Balance Positioner.
    • Forced Balance Positioner.
    • Setting Up Valve Positioner.
    • Electro-Pneumatic Positioner.
    • Spilt Range Operation.
  • Closed Loop Control
    • Process Control Terms.
    • Principles of the Feedback Loop.
    • Controller Actions.
    • Control Loop Stability.
  • Modes of Control
    • On/Off (2-Step) Control.
    • Differential Gap Control.
    • Proportional Action.
    • Proportional Control.
    • Integral Action.
    • P+I Control.
    • Derivative Action.
    • P+I+D Control.
  • Tuning Control Systems
    • Ultimate Sensitivity Method.
    • Damped Oscillation Method.
    • Reaction Rate Method.
  • Generation of 3-Term Control
    • Pneumatically.
    • Electronically using Operational Amplifiers.
  • Distributed Control Systems
    • System Overview.
    • Hardware and Software Addressing.
    • Feedback Loop Configuration.
    • Loop Tuning.
  • Complex Control
    • Cascade Control.
    • Disturbance Feedforward Control.
    • Disturbance Feedback Control.
    • Ratio Control.
    • Advanced Control.

Dates available on request.

Course Content

Aim:
To provide a detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles of industrial automatic control and the practical application of these on process plant control systems.

Pre-Requisites:
Suited to those personnel who may require training towards multi-discipline engineering and who are required to perform an instrumentation role on return to their workplace.

Duration:
The course will be of ten day's duration.

Optimum Number:
The optimum number of persons on this course will be two.

Training Aids:
Use will be made of lecture notes, audio-visual presentation.

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