Process Control Introduction

Overview
 Introduction to Controls: Background and design methodology
 Introduction to DCS: Control system hardware
 Current Significance: Process controls and you
 Failures in Process Control: Bhopal, Three Mile Island
 Process Controls in Everyday Life: Applying process control thinking to everyday situations.

Modeling Basics
 Verbal modeling: process description, control specifications, and connections
 Degrees of Freedom: importance, calculation procedure, and examples
 Incidence graphs: interpretations, consistency, and inconsistency
 Excel modeling: logical models, optimization with solver for nonlinear regression, sampling random numbers
 Noise modeling: more detailed information on noise modeling: white, pink, and brown noise, pops and crackles
 Numerical ODE solving in Excel: Eulerâ€™s method, Runge Kutta, Dead time in ODE solving
 Solving ODEs with Mathematica: How to find numerical and analytical solutions to ODEs with Mathematica
 Fitting ODE parameters to data using Excel: Using regression to fit complex models in Excel
 Helpful Mathematica Syntax: Hints on how to use Mathematica to model chemical processes

Sensors and Actuators
 Control Systems: Measurement devices
 Temperature sensors
 Pressure sensors
 Level sensors
 Flow sensors
 Composition sensors
 pH and viscosity sensors
 Miscellaneous sensors
 Valves: types, kinds, and selection
 Valves: modeling dynamics
More information on sensors and actuators at ECOSSE

Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
 P&ID general information
 P&ID standard notation
 P&ID standard structures, location of features
 P&ID standard pitfalls
 Safety features in P&ID
 Regulatory Agencies and Compliance

Logical Modeling
 Boolean models: truth tables and state transition diagrams
 Logical control programs: IF.. THEN.., WHILE..

Modeling Case Studies
 Surge tank model
 Heated surge tank see also ECOSSE
 Bacterial chemostat
 ODE & Excel CSTR model w/ heat exchange
 ODE & Excel model of a simple distillation column
 ODE & Excel model of a heat exchanger
 ODE & Excel model of an adiabatic PFR
 Cruise control for an electric vehicle
 Blood Glucose Control in Diabetic Patients
More information on chemical process modeling in general at ECOSSE example 1 and ECOSSE example 2



