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

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.

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.

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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