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ME-200-3E - Workshop: Troubleshooting and Control Loop Tuning


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Objectives

This workshop will allow yo­u to improve the performance of PID-based control systems.

You will learn how to:

  • Analyze loops, find problems, and determine the proper process model;
  • Use appropriate methods of controller tuning based on the process type, the desired performance, and the significance of interacting loops;
  • Choose the proper c­ontroller type;
  • Draw the maximum benefits from existing equipments by optimizing the control loop.

Who should attend

Anyone involved in the diagnostic of control-related problems, or responsible for increasing loop performance.

Schedule

From 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, each day.

Content

Day 1: Processes and controllers

  • Introduction
    • Control loops
    • Noise, disturbances, load
    • Control objectives
  • Process
    • Simple model
    • How to determine the proper model
    • Types of processes
    • Process flaws
    • Natural frequency
    • Exercises
  • Controllers
    • Proportional
    • Integral
    • Derivative
    • Filter
    • Exercises
Day 2: Tuning
  • Industrial controllers
    • Structures
    • Parameter conversion
    • Models, effects on process control
    • When to use derivative mode
    • Exercises
  • Tuning
    • Intuitive tuning
    • Traditional tuning methods
    • Natural frequency
    • Significance of dead time
  • Limits of traditional tuning methods
Day 3: Troubleshooting
  • Identification of process problems
    • Valve stiction
    • Valve hysteresis
    • Nonlinearity
    • Positioner overshoot
    • Undesirable oscillations
    • Exercises
  • Finding problems through observation
    • Stiction
    • Hysteresis
    • Incorrect controller settings
  • Complex loop tuning using special algorithms
    • Cascade, feedforward, override
    • Output characterization
    • Loops in series
    • Loops in parallel
    • Exercises
  • Control loop analysis software
    • Demonstration

Cost

$2,640 for the three-day workshop.

The price includes lunch, coffee and tea during breaks as well as course notes.

Combine ME-200-3E and SE-130-2E and save $400!

Manuel included

Fundamentals of Process Control, Michel Ruel, Levis, QC, 1995, 292 p.

Software used

  • Matrikon TaiJi (latest revision)
  • Matrikon Control Performance Optimizer

 

Please note that each participant must have a laptop computer.

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Our training seminars can also be offered on site. This has many advantages, such as:

  • training content adapted to your plant's specific features;
  • examples based on your needs;
  • lower travel costs;
  • a flexible schedule based on your team's availability;
  • and so much more!

Please note that the cost of in-plant training may vary. Please inquire for pricing.

Contact us­ to learn more about on-site training.

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