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Course Description

Advanced Control Strategies and Optimization is the third module of the Certificate in Advanced Process Control. The module can be taken as a stand-alone course but to complete the Certificate, it is highly recommended that participants attend the modules in sequential order.

Course Outline

Session 1 - Cascade Control

What is cascade control
Benefits of cascade control
When to apply and not apply cascade control
Tuning cascaded controllers
Tracking and initialization

Session 2 - Feedforward Control

What is feedforward control
Benefits of feedforward control
Additive and multiplicative feedforward
Tuning a feedforward controller
Feedforward and cascade control combined

Session 3 - Other Advanced Control Strategies

Ratio control
Split-range control
Override control
Decoupling interactive control loops
Linearization and gain scheduling (revisited)

Session 4 - Effective Control Loop Optimization

Generate a to-do list
Review loop performance
Establish control objectives and loop function
Validate design and specifications
Execute diagnostic and tuning tests
Tune controller and monitor performance
Troubleshooting tuning issues
Applying advanced controls

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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