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Applied Control Technology Consortium (ACTC)

ACTC Scheduled Training:
Control Fundamentals 1 - Theory

23-24 May 2007, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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This Scheduled Training Course is free of charge to employees of ACTC member companies. There are a limited number of places and allocation is on a first come first served basis, so early registration is advised. Each ACTC member company is allowed a maximum of two delegates on each Scheduled Training Course. This is to allow each member company to get a fair chance of accessing each course. However, if there is low uptake for a particular course then we would be happy to increase this number. A small proportion of places on these Scheduled Training Courses will be made available to paying delegates from companies that are not ACTC members (see Registration Form below for details).

All delegates are required to register and can be made using the form below. Please ensure the payment details section of the form is completed. Alternatively, a printable registration form is available, or you can register by calling Lesley Breen on (+44) 0141 553 1111.



Meeting Description and Agenda

This two-day course provides training at an engineering level in Classical Control Theory and Control System Design. It is a generic course, not specific to any particular industry. The course concentrates on time and frequency domain analysis of linear control systems. PID control and tuning methods are also covered. Significant hands-on examples are used to reinforce the lectures. As with all of our courses discussions and questions are encouraged.

This is one of our most popular training courses. It is especially useful to those engineers who may not have had specific control theory teaching during their engineering education. It also provides an excellent refresher course in basic control engineering for practising engineers. A follow-on course (Control Fundamentals 2) covers additional practical topics, including digital control, non-linearities and system identification. As with all ACTC training courses discussions and questions will be encouraged.


Agenda - Day 1 "Introduction to Systems and Modelling"

08:30 REGISTRATION
09:00 Introduction to the Course - "The Need for Control"
09:30 Linear Systems and Transfer Functions
10:45 TEA / COFFEE
11:00 Frequency Response Analysis Techniques
12:30 LUNCH
13:15 Linear and Nonlinear Modelling and Simulation
14:00 Hands-On Session - Introduction to MATLAB & SIMULINK
15:15 TEA / COFFEE
15:30 Hands-On Session - Modelling for Control Design
17:00 CLOSE

Agenda - Day 2 "Classical Control Design"

09:00 Fundamentals of Control Design
10:15 Hands-On - Control Fundamentals
11:15 TEA / COFFEE
11:30 Introduction to PID Controller and Tuning Methods
12:30 LUNCH
13:15 Introduction to PID Controller and Tuning Methods (Cont.)
13:45 Hands-On Session - PID Controller Tuning
15:00 TEA / COFFEE
15:15 Root Locus and Lead-Lag Compensation
16:00 Implementation Issues for Controllers
16:45 CLOSE


Additional Information

Event Venue:

The course will be held in the Conference Room of the Industrial Control Centre, on the 7th floor of the Graham Hills Building (50 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QE), within the John Anderson campus of Strathclyde University. Please click here for a map or here for travel directions.

Accommodation

The nearby hotels offer a wide range of accommodation, which we can recommend or book on your behalf.



On-line Registration Form and Secure Online Payments

Each ACTC member company is entitled to a maximum of two places on this course, which are provided free of charge. This is to allow each member company to get a fair chance of accessing each course. However, if there is low uptake for a particular course then we would be happy to increase this number. Places are limited and allocation is on a first come first served basis, so early registration is advised. A few places are also made available to paying delegates from companies that are not ACTC members. The rate for this particular course is 600 (excl. VAT) per delegate.

All delegates are required to register and can be made using this form (fields marked by * must be completed). Please ensure the payment details section of the form is completed. Alternatively, a printable registration form is available, or you can register by calling Lesley Breen on (+44) 0141 553 1111.

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Type of Registration:
ACTC Member Company Fee: Free of Charge (max 2 places)
Non ACTC Member Fee: 600 per delegate, excluding VAT (705 incl. VAT)
Discounts:
IET Control TPN Member, or
IChemE Process Control Subject Group Member
20% off for each member
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Student / Academic 40% off each
  Departmental Contact: 
  
Two delegates from same company. 10% off total price
  For bigger groups, please contact us.
  
Please reserve: places.
Additional Names:
  If you are not able to use a single form to register multiple places, then register each place separately, but only complete payment details on one form. We will use the "Additional Names" to merge the registrations.
 
Payment Details
Total Sum Payable:   (Please pay amount including VAT. See Terms and Conditions)
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Method of payment:
Cheque:    Make payable to "Applied Control Technology Consortium" and post to the address given below.
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         You must also press the "Register" button below to register your place(s).
Bank Transfer:     To: Applied Control Technology Consortium, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3PL
                  Sterling Account number: 00644490, Sort Code: 830706
  



Registrations, Payments and General Enquiries should be sent to:

Miss Lesley Breen
The Applied Control Technology Consortium
Industrial Systems and Control Ltd.
Level 7, Graham Hills Building
50 George Street
Glasgow
G1 1QE
tel.: (+44) 0141 553 1111
fax.: (+44) 0141 553 1232
email: actc@isc-ltd.com