This workshop – Techniques for Applied Process Control – is a two-day, hands-on workshop ideally suited for individuals who maintain their plant’s critical process control investments.
This workshop provides a thorough understanding of process dynamics and showcases both concepts and techniques associated with maintaining a production facility’s PID control systems. It engages participants with hands-on application of a systematic approach for diagnosing and optimizing under-performing control loops. The workshop is designed for Technicians and Process Engineers.
As with all Control Station workshops, we focus on practical knowledge and proven techniques. Our workshops provide participants with the intuition needed to analyze process dynamics and to improve overall process performance.
A foundation is provided for investigating advanced control capabilities. Equipped with a systematic approach for analysis, participants then explore the full capabilities of the PID controller and gain an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of common control structures. Topics include:
- 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
A rapid review of the prior day’s curriculum before tackling advanced approaches to the control of dynamic process behavior. Participants learn techniques for evaluating advanced control architectures and for determining optimal control strategies. Topics include:
- Systematic Approach to Real-World Processes
- Cascade Control
- Feed Forward Control
- Dynamics of Non Self-Regulating (Integrating) Processes