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DIA7-SP Advanced Industrial Automation - Process Control

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Process controls are designed and implemented within the process control system to facilitate basic operation, control and automation requirements. Controllers which are not correctly configured and tuned will not perform optimally and will not reduce variability in the process as they should. Technical staff should have sound knowledge on controller design, techniques for troubleshooting control problems and optimizing control loops.
This course is designed to help students to understand the concepts and components of process control and different controller types including PID, cascade and feed forward control.
After completing this course, students will have expert knowledge on the design, tuning ratio and troubleshooting of controllers.


  • Design Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Construction Foremen
  • Public Works Engineers
  • Construction Managers
  • Soil Testing Personnel
  • Pipeline Owners
  • Contractors
  • Specification Writers
  • Construction Inspectors
  • Piping fabricators




  • Economic justification of control
  • Reasons for improved control
  • Process modeling
  • Typical block diagram of plant



  • Process gain
  • Elementary block diagram
  • First order process
  • Second order response



  • Simple manual control
  • Feedback control
  • Feedforward control loop
  • Open loop control
  • Closed loop PID



  • Principle of Closed loop control
  • Components of process control loop
  • Feed heater



  • Consideration for critical frequency
  • Instability in a closed loop
  • Examples



  • Idea of a controller
  • A control loop
  • Industrial PID controller
  • PIDs in software



  • PID variants
  • Parallel or Ideal form
  • Interacting or Series form



  • Single loop temperature control
  • Examples of Cascade control
  • Equation types



  • Manual feedforward control
  • Automatic feedforward control
  • Time matching feedforward control
  • Feedforward modeling
  • Dead time compensation
  • Reaction curves for various Dead Times
  • Smith predictor model
  • Alarm priority bands
  • Case study example
  • Scan cycle
  • Other Tuning Schemes
  • Objectives of tuning
  • Continuous Cycling – Ziegler & Nichols
  • Damped cycling method



Plan Name Investment
Unlimited Access for 2 Years: US$ 149.00


John Piperides

BE Electrical


John is a professional electrical engineer with over 25 years experience in industrial maintenance, production, management, sales and improvement. He has held management positions in several manufacturing and sales companies. His diverse responsibilities have included contract negotiation, authoring and responsibility of departmental budgets, daily management of over 20 reports, practice of cGMP, auditing in a pharmaceutical plant, and system administration and programming of diverse IT and embedded systems. He has been directly involved with industries including building management, pest control, mining, power utilities, food, pharmaceutical, steel, building products, sugar, paper and pulp, rail and airports.

John has completed many years of further education including developing, writing and delivering many work based courses and seminars. He has spent 10 years as a part time teacher at TAFE in electrical engineering, and 15 years delivering structured courses in thermography, power quality, instrument safety, motor drive theory, PLC, SCADA, and pest inspection

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