Michael Brown’s well known courses on practical process control are unique and invaluable to novices, as well as to experienced practition-ers in the field of regulatory control optimisation. They offer a new and practical approach to a clear understanding of the complexities of feedback control.
The series consists of two courses:
* Introduction and appreciation of practical process control: one day for non-instrument personnel who work in process plants, but have no previous experience or practical training in control, such as: process engineers; production managers; metallurgists and chemical engineers. It is also recommended that people who are attending the Parts 1 & 2 the following week should attend the introductory.
* Practical Process Control Parts 1 & 2: Five days for instrument and control personnel like senior mechanicians, technicians and engineers. Even people with years of experience in this field have found the course an eye-opener. Subjects covered include: loop problems and troubleshooting; tuning and control of processes with difficult dynamics and techniques like feed-forward.
Case History 180: Fuel gas pressure control problem Michael Brown Control Engineering
The problem with the pressure control was that it seemed to work intermittently and seldom got to setpoint, resulting in large and unacceptable variance on the control.