The Plant Process Control Course requires two full 5-day weeks. It covers both theory and practical challenges.
The theory covers the concepts of the degrees of freedom inherent in the process system, and the degrees of freedom implemented in the controls. It proceeds to discover the drivers of variation in the tenancy of the system to stabilize or diverge: the afferent and the efferent tendencies. This analysis of the system is then converted into a method to control the core parameters.
Practical applications to begin with an application of the fundamental requirements for loop tuning. The student is introduced to the fundamental PID algorithm and given an interactive control application to tune himself.