Tuning Control Loops (TC05)
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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
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
Recommended Resources: Fundamentals of Process Control Theory, 3rd Edition
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Tuning Control Loops (TC05) - NC
RTP, NC US
Tuning Control Loops (TC05) - TX
Houston, TX US
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Tuning Control Loops (TC05) - DE
Applied Controls Engineering Inc. (ACE)
Newark, DE US