Introduction to Process Control
16th October 2008, Glasgow

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Overview

This one day course will provide process and chemical engineers with a practical appreciation of process control including how control works; the key components of a control loop; what makes control difficult and different control strategies. An understanding of how process design decisions effect control loop operation is vital to ensure the plant performs as well as it can. The course material presents a practical perspective of process control, with real world examples. Whilst control can be treated very mathematically, this course contains very little and will augment what may have been provided in more academic courses. The course does not assume any prior knowledge of process control however a basic familiarity with the terms used in process plant control systems would allow delegates to maximise their benefit.

Additional Information
Event Venue

The course will be held in Premier Travel Inn, George Street, Glasgow (map and travel directions).

Agenda
09:00Registration
09:15 Introduction to Control
09:30 Elements of a Control System
10.15 Process Dynamics & Control
11:15Tea/Coffee
11:30Computer Based Exercise - "Obtaining Process Dynamics"
12:00Applying Control to the Process
12:30Lunch
13:00Applying Control to the Process (cont.)
13:45Computer Based Exercise - "PID Tuning"
14:30Tea/Coffee
14:45What Makes Control Difficult
15:45Overview of Enhanced Process Control
16:30Close