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Advanced Process Control

Advanced Process Control

4 days
IR/PRCONT
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers and technical staff involved in the improvement of a plant process control.

Level

  • Advanced
  • This course provides an overview of advanced technologies used to improve process control quality and efficiency.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • get a tool box with several APC technologies,
  • select one of these technologies according to process challenges,
  • estimate cost and benefit of APC (Advanced Process Control) implementation.
Course Content

CONVENTIONAL CONTROL LIMITATIONS

1 day

  • Controlled, manipulated and anticipation variables.
  • Step test. Transfer function.
  • Performance criteria of a single control loop.
  • Cascade and feed-forward control benefits.
  • Tuning and limitation of PID controllers.
  • Applications:
  • PID controller tuning on process simulator.
  • Debutanizer control improvements.

PREDICTIVE CONTROL: IMPROVE QUALITY OF PRODUCTS

1 day

  • Inferential control - Data Validation and Reconciliation (DVR).
  • Model Predictive Control (MPC).
  • Non linear control - Neural networks.
  • Application: cases studies of typical usage in refining process.

MULTIVARIABLE CONTROL: IMPROVE PROCESS EFFICIENCY

1 day

  • Multivariable control - Dynamic Matrix Control (DMC).
  • Real Time Optimizer (RTO).
  • Examples of architecture and project implementation.
  • Application: decoupled controllers studied on process simulator.

APC PROJECT MANAGEMENT

1 day

  • APC project cost & benefit.
  • APC software & hardware specification.
  • Definition of project milestones.
  • Application: APC project front end engineering design.
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Ways & Means
  • Case studies.
  • Use of a process simulator.