Course Syllabus

Industrial Process Controller Tuning

The syllabus comprises of a comprehensive selection of material which is invaluable
for all automation, production and process engineers:
1. Process control review: Control loops, Control schemes, Process stability,
    Settling criteria.
2. Open loop process identification: Dead time and time constant, Step input
    testing; single and double pulse methods, the Tangent method, the New
    Reformulated Tangent Method ©, the New numerical technique ©, and worked
    examples and problems.
3. Optimum controller setting: Tuning rules: Zieglar-Nichols and Cohen-Coon,
    Takahashi, and worked examples and problems.
4. PID controllers: Control algorithms, PID parameters & characteristics, and
    mode of control.
5. Fine tuning techniques: Fine tuning strategies, the New quick tuning chart ©,
    Performance-Robustness analysis, and worked examples and problems.
6. Load disturbance and set point change tests.
7. Cascade control tuning strategies.
8. Hands-on training: Performing controller tuning for level, flow, temperature
    and pressure control loops.

Industrial Process Measurement, Control Valve & Safety Devices

This course contains all the information engineers require to fully utilise instrumentations
in order to ensure accurate results and that the utmost safety is maintained during process
1. Introduction: Terminology and engineering units.
2. Fundamentals of process control.
3. Process measurements: Temperature, pressure, level, flow and analytical
    devices (including pH, conductivity, DO, ORP and turbidity), and the sizing,
    selection and applications.
4. Control valves: Principles and sizing.
5. Safety devices:  Principles, devices, sizing and applications.
6. Trouble shooting techniques.
7. Common faults with sensors.
8. Care and maintenance.
9. Calibration techniques and a calibration demonstration.