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E-580C - Multivariable Predictive Control Certification

E-580C - Multivariable Predictive Control Certification

4 days
MAT/MVPCGB
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers, technicians and operation supervisors involved in the design, implementation and maintenance of Advanced Predictive Control (APC) projects.

Level

  • Proficiency
  • This course provides an advanced, practical knowledge of multivariable predictive control.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the fundamentals of multivariable predictive control: setting time, step response, prediction, dynamic control and optimization,
  • use a software for dynamic model identification, controller design, off-line closed loop simulation, robust tuning,
  • experiment the design of an on-line application on a process unit,
  • enhance the skills required to specify, execute and maintain an APC application.
Course Content

INTRODUCTION TOPICS

0.5 day

  • P&ID limitations and the need for advanced control.
  • Basics of multivariable predictive control.
  • Presentation of APC architecture and lab exercise toolbox: AXENS S2 APC suite.

MODEL IDENTIFICATION

1 day

  • Data pre-processing: noise elimination and concatenation of data sets.
  • Model building: identification techniques, validation and model reduction.
  • Dynamic model matrix assembly and export to controller.
  • Case study: hands on tutorial and development of hydrocarbons treatment unit.

DYNAMIC SIMULATION

1 day

  • Open-loop predictions for model validation.
  • Closed-loop control and robust tuning.
  • Introduction to on-line optimization: LP cost and external targets.
  • Case study: hands on tutorial and development of simulation for control of hydrocarbons treatment unit.

AUTOMATED STEP TEST

1 day

  • Off-line sequence design, tuning and simulation.
  • On-line execution and follow-up.
  • Case study: hands on tutorial and development of automated step test simulation for hydrocarbons treatment unit.

APC PROJECT METHODOLOGY & OVERVIEW OF ON-LINE TOOLS

0.5 day

  • Application build: configure.
  • Real time management: monitor.
  • Production interface: web access.
  • Maintenance: report.
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Ways & Means
  • About 30% of the course devoted to workshops using advanced process control software solutions.
Certification
  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Advanced Certificate is obtained.
  • An expertise confirmed in E-580C - Multivariable Predictive Control Certification.
  • Ready-to-use skills.