Practical Process Control Engineering

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  • Fees : 2900 $
  • Date 24 Feb 2019
  • Location Abu Dhabi, English

Practical Process Control Engineering


This course is designed to improve the ability of course participants to identify and correct process control problems and in particular, control loop problems. The course is intended for a general technical audience consisting of instrumentation engineers, process engineers, control system engineers and operations personnel. It will also be useful to electrical/instrument technicians involved in control loop trouble-shooting and/or control loop tuning.

Also, the course is designed to give a solid, practical understanding of common process control equipment and of the actual concepts and factors involved in setting up, maintaining, tuning, and troubleshooting a variety of control systems. 

The course is a combination of classroom based lectures and computer based lab work. The lab work consists of controller tuning and process control trouble-shooting exercises using a PC based process and control system dynamic simulator of a typical stock preparation process.

The sofwtare program includes temperature, flow, level, and other process control system.


What You Will Gain


  1. Understand the actual control loops that you work with, and learn about the limitations and possibilities of your  equipment.
  2. Learn how to improve productivity, efficiency, safety, and product quality.
  3. Save time and money on your next renovation or upgrade
  4. Learn how to choose and setup the right control applications and control strategies for your plant processes.
  5. Learn to design, setup, configure, and tune actual control loops in a safe environment. 




o   Fundamentals of Process Dynamics and Control

o   Process and Instrument diagrams (P&ID's)

o   Components of the feedback control loop

o   Effects of sensors 

o   Effects of control actuators

o   Process dynamics

o   Control valves (types, characteristics, sizng)

o   Valve actuators (types, fail modes, dead band)

o   Pulse control modulation

o   Variable speed motor controls (DC and AC)

o   On / Off control action

o   Multi-point control action

o   Analog (continuous) control

o   Proportional / gain action (units, direct / reverse control)

o   Integral / reset action (units, windup)

o   Derivative / rate action (units, problems)

o   Application of different control modes (P, PI, PD, PID

o   Desired control responses (QDR, etc.)

o   Control loop tuning methods

o   Intelligent controllers (adaptive tuning, auto-tune, fuzzy logic)

o   Typical controller features, options and capabilities

o   Advanced control strategies (ratio, cascade, feed-forward)

o   Common problems in process control systems

o   Proportional Control, Integral Action and PI Control

o   A Formal Approach to Controller Design Using Design Tools

o   Controller Performance Criteria

o   Derivative Mode and PID Control

o   Survey of controller tuning methods

o   Description of PID control action, different forms of PID controller, tuning parameter description

o   Regulatory control, setpoint tracking, control loop cut-off period of a Lambda tuned loop, performance limitations of a PID controller

o   Troubleshooting process control systems

·        Demonstration

o   Modeling Process, Implementation of P-Only Controllers

o   PID Control of Tank Level, PID with Filter Control of Heat Exchanger Temperature , P-Only Control of Tank Level

o   The Hazard of Tuning PI Controllers by Trial and Error


Course Duration: 5 Days


# of Participants: Up to 15 Person

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