Michael Brown’s well known courses on practical process control are unique and invaluable to novices, as well as to experienced practitioners 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: 1 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. Date: 4 September.
• 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. Dates: 7-11 September.
Case History 179: Some unusual measurement and control problems September 2021, Michael Brown Control Engineering
, Editor's Choice
The example given in this article illustrates some mistakes made by the system integrators and control engineers at a metals extraction plant that used a well-known make of PLC and scada for its controls.
Read more...Control Loop: Loop Signatures 5 February 2021, Michael Brown Control Engineering
, Editor's Choice
This article outlines some of the practical problems and rules of thumb relating to final control elements, which can affect control in the real world.