Tuning Control Loops (TC05)

Tuning Control Loops (TC05)

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Tuning Control Loops (TC05)

Length: 3 days
CEU Credits: 2.1
Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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Related Course: Troubleshooting Instrumentation and Control Systems (TC10)



"Very good overview of control loop tuning." -James McCormick, Plant Instrumentation Manager

This course is directed to anyone who would like to gain a better understanding of how to tune control loops-whether they have tuned loops but would like to become more proficient or they have never tuned a loop before. Registrants are expected to have a basic understanding of instrumentation and controls (either by working experience or taking fundamental courses such as ISA's FG07: Introduction to Industrial Automation and Control) as this course does not cover that material.

You will be able to:

  • Define the concepts of PID control
  • Explain the operation of the components in a closed loop control system including static and dynamic functions
  • Identify the requirements for open loop and closed loop stability
  • Use three methods to tune a control system for stated quality control
  • Apply the functions of cascade control loops and the advantage of cascade control over single element feedback control
  • Tune a cascade control loop for optimum control
  • Apply the principles and design features of feedforward control
  • Tune a feedforward control system for optimum control
  • Identify the advantages of feedforward control over feedback control
  • Apply the operation and function of ratio control systems
  • Tune ratio control systems

You will cover:

  • Review of Feedback Control Concepts and Components: History of Control Operation | Concepts | Pictorial Representation | Disturbances in the Loop
  • Control Modes: Proportional | Integral | Derivative
  • Dynamic and Steady State Considerations: Gain | Dead Time | Time Constant
  • Tuning Control Systems: Closed Loop Tuning Using Ziegler Nichols Method | Evaluation and Control Criteria
  • Cascade Control: Primary Loop | Secondary Loop | Design and Tuning Criteria
  • Ratio Control: Applications | Implementation
  • Feedforward Control: Criteria | Applications | Tuning | Implementation | Material and Energy Balances
  • Safety Concerns and Procedures when Operating Control Systems

Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

  • Demonstrate the operation of components required for closed loop control
  • Review start-up procedures for single- and multi-loop systems
  • Tune feedback control loops via a number of different methods
  • Tune cascade, ratio, and feedforward control systems
  • Tune using PC-based simulation software
  • Observe operation and tuning of a feedback control loop
  • Tune cascade, ratio, and feedforward control systems using PC-Based simulation software

To register for this course Contact ISA or  email info@pointfar.com


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