Practical Process Control

Author: Cecil L. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470431498
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Practical Process Control from the Author: Cecil L. Smith. Practical Process Control (loop tuning and troubleshooting). This book differs from others on the market in several respects. First, the presentation is totally in the time domain (the word "LaPlace" is nowhere to be found). The focus of the book is actually troubleshooting, not tuning. If a controller is "tunable", the tuning procedure will be straightforward and uneventful. But if a loop is "untunable", difficulties will be experienced, usually early in the tuning effort. The nature of any difficulty provides valuable clues to what is rendering the loop "untunable". For example, if reducing the controller gain leads to increased oscillations, one should look for possible interaction with one or more other loops. Tuning difficulties are always symptoms of other problems; effective troubleshooting involves recognizing the clues, identifying the root cause of the problem, and making corrections. Furthermore, most loops are rendered "untunable" due to some aspect of the steady-state behavior of the process. Consequently, the book focuses more on the relationship of process control to steady-state process characteristics than to dynamic process characteristics. One prerequisite to effective troubleshooting is to "demystify" some of the characteristics of the PID control equations. One unique aspect of this book is that it explains in the time domain all aspects of the PID control equation (including as the difference between the parallel and series forms of the PID, the reset feedback form of the PID equation, reset windup protection, etc.) The book stresses an appropriate P&I (process and instrumentation) diagram as critical to successful tuning. If the P&I is not right, tuning difficulties are inevitable. Developing and analyzing P&I diagrams is a critical aspect of troubleshooting.

Practical Process Control

Author: Anthony Seal
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080539394
Size: 22.36 MB
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Practical Process Control from the Author: Anthony Seal. Practical Process Control introduces process control to engineers and technicians unfamiliar with control techniques, providing an understanding of how to actually apply control in a real industrial environment. It avoids analytical treatment of the numerous statistical process control techniques to concentrate on the practical problems involved. A practical approach is taken, making it relevant in virtually all manufacturing and process industries. There is currently no information readily available to practising engineers or students that discusses the real problems and such material is long overdue. An indispensable guide for all those involved in process control Includes equipment specification, troubleshooting, system specification and design Provided with guidelines of HOW TO and HOW NOT TO install process control

Practical Process Control For Engineers And Technicians

Author: Wolfgang Altmann
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080480251
Size: 60.34 MB
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Practical Process Control For Engineers And Technicians from the Author: Wolfgang Altmann. This book is aimed at engineers and technicians who need to have a clear, practical understanding of the essentials of process control, loop tuning and how to optimize the operation of their particular plant or process. The reader would typically be involved in the design, implementation and upgrading of industrial control systems. Mathematical theory has been kept to a minimum with the emphasis throughout on practical applications and useful information. This book will enable the reader to: * Specify and design the loop requirements for a plant using PID control * Identify and apply the essential building blocks in automatic control * Apply the procedures for open and closed loop tuning * Tune control loops with significant dead-times * Demonstrate a clear understanding of analog process control and how to tune analog loops * Explain concepts used by major manufacturers who use the most up-to-date technology in the process control field · A practical focus on the optimization of process and plant · Readers develop professional competencies, not just theoretical knowledge · Reduce dead-time with loop tuning techniques

Advanced Practical Process Control

Author: Brian Roffel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642182585
Size: 16.37 MB
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Advanced Practical Process Control from the Author: Brian Roffel. An application-oriented approach to process control. The reference text systematically explains process identification, control and optimization, the three key steps needed to solve a multivariable control problem. Theory is discussed as far as it is needed to understand and solve the defined problem, while numerous examples written in MATLAB illustrate the problem-solving approach.

Process Control

Author: Myke King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119157765
Size: 71.52 MB
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Process Control from the Author: Myke King. This expanded new edition is specifically designed to meet the needs of the process industry, and closes the gap between theory and practice. Back-to-basics approach, with a focus on techniques that have an immediate practical application, and heavy maths relegated to the end of the book Written by an experienced practitioner, highly regarded by major corporations, with 25 years of teaching industry courses Supports the increasing expectations for Universities to teach more practical process control (supported by IChemE)

Process Control

Author: B. Wayne Bequette
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780133536409
Size: 79.71 MB
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Process Control from the Author: B. Wayne Bequette. Master process control hands on, through practical examples and MATLABreg; simulations This is the first complete introduction to process control that fully integrates software tools-enabling professionals and students to master critical techniques hands on, through computer simulations based on the popular MATLAB environment. Process Control: Modeling, Design, and Simulation teaches the field's most important techniques, behaviors, and control problems through practical examples, supplemented by extensive exercises-with detailed derivations, relevant software files, and additional techniques available on a companion Web site. Coverage includes: bull; Fundamentals of process control and instrumentation, including objectives, variables, and block diagrams Methodologies for developing dynamic models of chemical processes Dynamic behavior of linear systems: state space models, transfer function-based models, and more Feedback control; proportional, integral, and derivative (PID) controllers; and closed-loop stability analysis Frequency response analysis techniques for evaluating the robustness of control systems Improving control loop performance: internal model control (IMC), automatic tuning, gain scheduling, and enhancements to improve disturbance rejection Split-range, selective, and override strategies for switching among inputs or outputs Control loop interactions and multivariable controllers An introduction to model predictive control (MPC) Bequette walks step by step through the development of control instrumentation diagrams for an entire chemical process, reviewing common control strategies for individual unit operations, then discussing strategies for integrated systems. The book also includes 16 learning modules demonstrating how to use MATLAB and SIMULINK to solve several key control problems, ranging from robustness analyses to biochemical reactors, biomedical problems to multivariable control.

Advanced Process Control

Author: Cecil L. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118035214
Size: 59.47 MB
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Advanced Process Control from the Author: Cecil L. Smith. This book fills the gap between basic control configurations (Practical Process Control) and model predictive control (MPC). For those loops whose performance has a direct impact on plant economics or product quality, going beyond simple feedback or cascade can improve control performance, or specifically, reduce the variance about the target. However, the effort required to implement such control technology must be offset by increased economic returns from production operations. The economic aspects of the application of the various advanced control technologies are stressed throughout the book.

Industrial Process Control

Author: Ghodrat Kalani
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780750674461
Size: 19.17 MB
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Industrial Process Control from the Author: Ghodrat Kalani. Industrial Process Control: Advances and Applications is a comprehensive, practical, easy-to-read book on process control, covering some of the most important topics in the petrochemical process industry, including Fieldbus, Multiphase Flow Metering, and other recently developed control systems. Drawing from his own experience and successes at such high-profile companies as Brown and Root and Honeywell spanning more than 20 years, the author explains the practical applications of some of the most intricate and complicated control systems that have ever been developed. Compilation of all the best instrumentation and control techniques used in industry today Interesting theoretical content as well as practical topics on planning, integration and application Includes the latest on Fieldbus, Profibus and Multiphase Flow Metering

Instrumentation Fundamentals For Process Control

Author: Douglas O de Sa
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781560329015
Size: 50.99 MB
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Instrumentation Fundamentals For Process Control from the Author: Douglas O de Sa. A practical introductory guide to the principles of process measurement and control. Written for those beginning a career in the instrumentation and control industry or those who need a refresher, the book will serve as a text or to supercede the mathematical treatment of control theory that will continue to be essential for a well-rounded understanding. The book will provide the reader with the ability to recognize problems concealed among a mass of data and provide minimal cost solutions, using available technology.

A Real Time Approach To Process Control

Author: William Y. Svrcek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119993873
Size: 73.60 MB
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A Real Time Approach To Process Control from the Author: William Y. Svrcek. With resources at a premium, and ecological concerns paramount, the need for clean, efficient and low–cost processes is one of the most critical challenges facing chemical engineers. The ability to control these processes, optimizing one, two or several variables has the potential to make more substantial savings in time, money and resources than any other single factor. Building on the success of the previous editions, this new third edition of A Real–Time Approach to Process Control employs both real industry practice and process control education without the use of complex or highly mathematical techniques, providing a more practical and applied approach. Updated throughout, this edition: • Includes a brand new chapter on Model predictive Control (MPC) • Now includes wireless and web–based technologies • Covers bio–related systems • Details the new multivariable control measure developed by the authors • Includes PowerPoint slides and solutions to Workshop problems on the accompanying website: http://www.wiley.com/go/svrcek–real–time–3e From the reviews of previous editions: “Would appeal to practising engineers due to its “hands on” feel for the subject matter. But more importantly, the authors present these concepts as fundamentals of chemical engineering, in a way that is consistent with how professor teach at the universities.” –Chemical Engineering Process (CEP) “The book has been beautifully crafted” –Engineering Subject Centre “Provides a refreshing approach to the presentation of process analysis and control” –The Chemical Engineer