Case Studies

Case Studies 2016-10-19T14:30:10+00:00

Simulating real-world production processes.  Simplifying learning processes.

In order to cultivate a true understanding of process dynamics, it can be helpful to utilize simulation tools.  In particular process simulations of real-world processes allow students to develop the intuition for how a given process should behave through repeated testing – even trial and error.  Such tools also enable students to enhance their understanding of the different forms of the PID controller by examining the various response characteristics, the impact of noise, and the influence of uncontrolled disturbances.

TRAINER’s Case Studies module provides access to over 15 common industrial process simulations.   Simulations include an array of both integrating and non-integrating processes.  They can be customized for noise and disturbances, and each permits students to trial different controller tuning parameters.  All simulations are first-principles and provide students with access to authentic process behavior.  The following are among the many Case Studies simulations:

  • Heat Exchanger
  • Gravity Drained Tank
  • Pumped Tank
  • Jacketed Reactor
  • Cascade Jacketed Reactor
  • Distillation Column
  • Furnace Air/Fuel Ratio

Simulations of other processes are also available, including those closely tied to the following industries:

  • Basic Materials
  • Food & Beverage
  • Power & Utilities
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