Multivariable Predictive ControlIR/MPC

Who should attend?

  • This course provides advanced & practical knowledge of multivariable predictive control.
Audience :
  • Engineers, technicians and operation supervisors involved in the design, implementation and maintenance of Advanced Predictive Control (APC) projects.

Level : Advanced

Course Content

  • INTRODUCTION TOPICS

      • PID 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

      • 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.
      • Lab exercise: hands on tutorial and development of Gasoline Desulfurization Unit model (GDU model).
  • DYNAMIC SIMULATION

      • Open-loop predictions for model validation.
      • Closed-loop control and robust tuning.
      • Introduction to on-line optimization: LP cost and external targets.
      • Lab exercise: hands on tutorial and development of simulation for control of GDU.
  • AUTOMATED STEP TEST

      • Off-line sequence design, tuning and simulation.
      • On-line execution and follow-up.
      • Lab exercise: hands on tutorial and development of automated step test simulation for GDU.
  • APC PROJECT METHODOLOGY & OVERVIEW OF ON-LINE TOOLS

      • Application build: configure.
      • Real time management: monitor.
      • Production interface: web access.
      • Maintenance: report.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • learn 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,
  • enhance skills required to specify, execute and maintain an APC application.

Ways & Means

  • Developed with the assistance of AXENS - IFP Group Technologies. About 30% of the course is devoted to workshops using AXENS software tools.