Continuous Process Control: Principles of Continuous Control is part one of the Continuous Process Control four-part training series.
Produced in conjunction with ISA The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA™) the course teaches students the characteristics of continuous processes as well as the requirements for control and the control strategies and instrumentation associated with this type of process.
Course objectives include:
- Define continuous process and the control requirements of a continuous process
- Identify the four fundamental variables for most continuous processes
- Describe the types of instrumentation used
- Describe the additional variables associated with a specific product, for example, product composition, product-to-energy ratios, and product economy
- Explain the function of a final control element in a continuous process
- Explain how signal transmission is used to communicate to all the elements in a continuous process
- Describe the characteristics and applications of a closed loop system to include the feedback control loop, the cascade control loop, and the feed forward control loop.
Characteristics of Continuous Processes
- Introduction to Continuous Processes
- Four Fundamental Variables
- Other Important Variables
- Final Control Element
- Control Algorithms
- Signal Transmission in Continuous Processes
- Feedback Control
- Cascade Control
- Feedforward Control