• Designing and Applying Model Based Control Strategies (EC60)


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


    This course will cover designing and applying Model Based Control (MBC) strategies, including the basic structure of all MBCs, the basic technology of Model Predictive Control (MPC), and how to successfully build and monitor controllers.

    You will be able to:

    • Identify real-world control problems as the basis of need for advanced control
    • Recognize the basic structure of all MBC schemes
    • Explain the basic technology of MPC
    • Define how model errors are used to improve control
    • Build and simulate MPC controllers
    • Identify the required elements of a successful control project
    • Monitor performance of installed controllers

    You will cover:

    • Advanced Regulatory Control: Feedback Penalty | Challenges in Feedback Control | Real-World Control Problems | Why Advanced Control is Needed | Conventional Control Approaches
    • Model Based Control (MBC): General MBC Structure | Plant Control and Optimization Overview | DCS/Regulatory Control Layer | Historian Benefits from Better Process Control | What is MBC?
    • Model Predictive Control (MPC): Process Model Matrix | Poor Test Plans Lead to Uncertain Models | Reducing Statistical Uncertainty | MPC Design Overview | Controlled Variables
    • The Math: Optimization Cost Function: LP Weights | Constraint Control | Economic Optimization | Tuning Methods
    • Model Errors: MPC Feedback | Model Mismatch | Integrators | Unmeasured Disturbance without Offset
    • Build Controllers: Create a Controller | Create MACSProject Database | Menu Items | General Parameters | Span | Transform Equation | Controller Models | Building an MPC Controller: 5 Steps
    • Prepare for Online Control: MACSProject: Configure for Online | Tagname Configuration | DCS Tags | Communication Configuration | Runtime Controller
    • Implementing MPC: Stages of a Control Project | Process Analysis | Regulatory Controllers Review | Controller Scope | Preliminary Testing | Process Testing
    • Performance Monitoring: Evaluating Performance | Performance Monitoring | Monitoring MPC Applications | MPC Performance | Monitoring Methodology

    Lab and Classroom Exercises:

    • Build a controller with 1 MV and 1 CV, simulate, and tune
    • Build a controller with 1 MV, 1 CV, and 1 CNST; simulate; and tune
    • Build a controller with 2 MVs and 1 CV, simulate, and tune for optimum use of MVs
    • Connect OPC to server and browse tags

    If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.

    Not sure this particular course is for you?
    pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.