Automatic Process Control

WAAPC34   (PDF)
(Instrumentation & Controls)

Outstanding Features

Learn how to communicate with Instrumentation and Process Control professionals as well as select and apply the most common instrumentation and control strategies used in the Process Industry.

Course Overview

This course covers the basics of Process Dynamics and Automatic Process Control to enable the participants to discuss, select, design and document the appropriate instrumentation and control strategies as well as the Control Systems architecture.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for Control Systems Technicians, Electricians, Mechanics, Process Operators, Process Engineers, Process Technologists, and other instrumentation and control professionals.

You Will Learn How to

Participants will learn how to:

  • Communicate with Instrumentation and Process Control professionals
  • Select and apply the most common instruments used in temperature, pressure, level, and flow measurement
  • Select and tune the right controller based on the process/application
  • Apply standards to interpret symbols and drawings associated with process control documentation
  • Differentiate between control system architectures

Topics

  • Control Loops Dynamics Characteristics
  • Feedback Control
  • Direct or Reverse Action in Controllers
  • Control Modes
  • Analysis and implementation of the following controllers:
  • Controller Adjustment Criteria
  • Controller Adjustment Criteria cont.:
  • Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks in Process Control

Course Details

Day 1
Control Loops Dynamics Characteristics

  • Type of Variables
  • Error
  • Process reactions
  • Response Curves

Process Variables Measurement

  • Flow
  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Level

Day 2

Instrumentation Datasheets

  • Instrument Range
  • Operating range
  • Calibrated Range
  • Alarms
  • Set Point

Instrument Symbols

  • Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
  • ISA Standard 5.1

Feedback Control

  • What is Feedback Control?
  • How to implement it?
  • Benefits/Advantages of Feedback Control

Direct or Reverse Action in Controllers

  • What is a Direct-Action Controller
  • What is a Reverse-Action Controller
  • When to use Direct or Reverse

Day 3
Control Modes

  • on-off, proportional,
  • integral,
  • proportional-integral,
  • proportional-integral-derivative

Analysis and implementation of the following controllers:

  • on-off, proportional,
  • integral,
  • proportional-integral,
  • proportional-integral-derivative

Interactive and non-interactive Controllers

  • What are non-Interactive Controller
  • What are Interactive Controller
  • How to work with Interactive Controllers

Reset wind up

  • What is it?
  • How to deal with it

Filtering

  • Noise
  • Why is Filtering required
  • How to implement it

Day 4
Digital Control Algorithm

  • What is it?
  • When it should be used
  • How to implement it

Controller Adjustment Criteria

  • Ziegler-Nichols,
  • Cohen-Coon,
  • Integral Criteria,
  • Controller Synthesis

Other Control Strategies:

  • Cascade Control
  • Feedforward Control
  • Ratio Control
  • Blend Control
  • Split Range Control
  • Override Control
  • Smith Predictor Control
  • Multivariable Control
  • Statistic Control
  • Adaptive Control

Day 5
Control Systems Architectures

  • DDC
  • PLC
  • SCADA
  • DCS

Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks in Process Control

  • Instrument Loop Diagrams
  • Instrument ports and connections
  • Pneumatic loops
  • Electronic loops
  • Junction boxes and identifiers
  • Marshalling Panels

Course Length

5 Days

Course Director

Raymundo Mendez

Certifications

Upon completion, you will receive a Worley Academy Certificate of Completion.

Course Schedule

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