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Fundamentals of process control
Fundamentals of process control is a book on controller tuning and control loop fundamentals. The basic concepts of control are discussed using a practical approach. The tuning rules are explained and the performances expected are also covered.
The manual is available in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
- Chapter 1: Introduction
Objectives, basic concepts, open loop and closed loop
- Chapter 2: Process dynamics
Definitions, model, process gain, dead time, time constant
- Chapter 3: PID controller
Proportional, integral, derivative; filter, algorithms
- Chapter 4: Tuning PID controllers
Good control?, tuning methods, basic principles, methods comparison
- Chapter 5: Process problems
Process, valve (hysteresis, stiction, sizing), noise
- Chapter 6: Advanced control strategies
Interacting loops, synchronizing loops
Split range, mid-range, coarse/fine
Special algorithms: Smith predictor, MPC, fuzzy logic
- Chapter 7: PID controllers in PLCs
Good practices, sampling time, scaling, algorithms
A: ISA symbols
B: Definitions and formulas