Need a complete curriculum for teaching process control? TRAINER has you covered with supported courses.

The finer points of process control can be as difficult to teach as they can be to learn.  For instructors and students alike a clear understanding of the details of PID-based control are essential to success.  Fortunately Control Station offers a training and skills development solution that is ideal for everyone.

LOOP-PRO TRAINER includes content that spans basic instrumentation thru advanced process control.  Leveraging the Practical Process Control curriculum originally developed by Control Station’s founder – Douglas Cooper – TRAINER’s content is easy both for instructors to deliver and for students to grasp.  Courses included in the TRAINER offering include:

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Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Process Control

Instrumentation can be found virtually everywhere in a typical production facility.  It plays a critical role in the control of complex production processes.  With its direct link to achieving and maintaining effective regulatory control practitioners – both current and future – benefit from a better understanding of instrumentation’s capabilities along with its limitations.  This course provides that understanding.

Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Process Control highlights sensors, transducers, and smart transmitters; temperature, pressure, and flow measurement; valves and pumps; among other important topics related to the physical layer of a plant’s regulatory control environment. It also explores the critical relationship between instrumentation and PID-based control systems.  The course curriculum is comprised of the following segments:

  • Basics of Process Control
  • Process Dynamics
  • Signals and Aliasing
  • Measuring Temperature and Pressure
  • Measuring Level and Flow
  • Pumps and Valves
  • Proportional Control
  • Integral Action and PI Control
  • Formal Approach to Controller Design
  • Derivative Mode and PID Control
  • PID Control with Derivative Filter
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Techniques for Applied Process Control

The PID controller is the most pervasive technology applied in the control of complex industrial production processes.  In spite of its extensive commercial use the PID controller is poorly understood by the majority of industry practitioners.  Limited knowledge of process dynamics and of proven methods for calculating both model and tuning parameters places unnecessary constraints on the PID’s effectiveness.

Techniques for Applied Process Control provides a thorough understanding of process dynamics and examines both concepts and techniques associated with maintaining basic thru advanced PID control systems.  The course covers industrially relevant control systems, and it stresses a systematic approach for the diagnosis and optimization of underperforming PID-based control loops. The course  curriculum is comprised of the following segments:

  • Fundamentals of Process Dynamics
  • Proportional Control
  • Integral Action and PI Control
  • Formal Approach to Controller Design
  • Derivative Mode and PID Control
  • PID Control with Derivative Filter
  • Systematic Approach to Real-World Processes
  • Cascade Control
  • Feed-Forward Control
  • Dynamics of Non-Self-Regulating Processes

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