PRACTICAL PRIMARY & ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL ONLINE COURSES
For Process and Instrumentation Engineers, Plant Operators, DCS/PLC Technicians
Topics that really matter in the day to day professional life with online videos that can be watched at your own rhythm over the course of a week. Students can call an instructor for clarifications.
1. PID100 - PRIMARY AND ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL TRAINING
This course on primary process control starts with the basics of process control, explains the PID equation in the time domain and then trains attendees to optimally tune PID controllers and make control changes on various industrial processes and machines. The course makes use of modern real- time PID simulation software that realistically mimic various processes like heat-exchangers, distillation columns, surge control on compressors etc.. In this way, the attendees will gain practical insight and skills.
What is process control?
When to use which PID equation?
When do you need filtering?
How to tune a controller?
How to find the optimal PID parameters?
When is derivative action relevant?
How to identify a transfer function?
Besides the (approx.) 6 hours of webinar, participants are expected to spend an additional 8 to 12 hours for exercises and tests. These exercises and tests could be made during or after the training, since each participant will receive a 7 day temporary license to our PID control simulation software SIMCET and our system identification and PID/APC simulation and tuning software PITOPS.
After completing PID100 you are able to:
Tune PID controllers in any DCS/PLC
Troubleshoot problems PID loops (oscillations, controller performance, valve stiction, etc)
Maximize production rates and profit
2. APC200 - ADVANCED REGULATORY CONTROL TRAINING
The DCS and PLC have many powerful features that still remain under-utilized. This course gives you a training on PID tuning, it shows you how to build powerful optimizing controllers inside the DCS or PLC. The course explains in detail the when and how of control techniques like cascade, feedforward, constraint override, maximizing and minimizing constraint controllers, model-based controllers and dead-time compensators.
Advanced Process Control options and strategies
How to maximize throughput?
When to use feedforward control?
Advanced cascade control
How to use constraint override selectors?
Procedures for startup and chain activation in the DCS
Understanding closed loop dynamics
How to correct online analyzers?
Using dead-time compensators
Using virtual sensors, aka soft sensors
When to use which type of model based control?
How to identify transfer functions based on closed-loop data?
When to use Advanced Regulatory Control (APC) or Model Predictive Control (e.g. DMC, RMPCT,...)?
Debugging and troubleshooting PID and control room problems
Online PID/APC control quality monitoring and reporting
Besides the (approx.) 10 hours spent in the webinar, participants are expected to spend an additional 12 to 16 hours for exercises and tests. These exercises and tests could be made during or after the training, since each participant will receive a 7 day temporary license to our process control software products.
AFTER THE TRAINING YOU ARE ABLE TO:
Design and build powerful controllers in any DCS/PLC
Calculate DCS parameters precisely
Activate and commission new control schemes carefully
Decide when to use APC and when to use MPC