
Welcome
to Process Control Learning Support! 


Based
on Process Control: Designing processes and Control Systems for Dynamic Performance , 2^{nd}
Edition, 2000 by T. Marlin 



Content enhanced In 2017 with captions for
all eLessons!



Short Explanation of the Resources on this page 

Reading 
Textbook
chapters in Adobe PDF format. 




eLessons 
WEBbased
lessons with animations and audio support.
These explain theoretical aspects, discuss engineering applications,
and provide solved exercises. They are
complete “lectures” for each chapter.
Unsolved problems are provided for classroom workshops; see “Sample
Process Control Course” for discussion of the workshops in a flipped
classroom. 


Initial eLesson
User Guidance: Before you first use
the elessons, please view this short
presentation. 

Click this figure for user guidance in an
eLesson 




Quiz 
Short
multiple choice and truefalse questions, with answers, to help you evaluate and
apply your initial learning. 


The
navigation is straightforward; you can refer to the user guidance at this
link. 

Click this figure 




Tutorial 
Typical assignment questions with answers. 




Lecture Slides 
Power Point slides for chapters not (yet) having an eLesson. 





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= Captioned version of elesson 


Part I Introduction 

Chapter 
Topic 
Reading 
eLesson 
Quiz 
Tutorial 
Lecture
Slides 


captioned 

1 
Introduction to Process Control 
See eLesson 

2 
Control Objectives and Benefits 
See eLesson 

Part II Modeling Process Dynamics 

Chapter 
Topic 
Reading 
eLesson 
Quiz 
Tutorial 
Lecture
Slides 


captioned 

3 
Mathematical
Modelling Principles Part I. Modeling Method and Linear Systems 
See eLesson 

Mathematical
Modelling Principles Part II. Linearized Models and Numerical Method 

4 
Modelling
and Analysis for Process Control Part I. Laplace transform solution of differential
equations 
See eLesson 

Modeling
and Analysis for Process Control Part II. Transfer functions and Block Diagrams 

5 
Dynamic
Behavior of Typical Process Systems Part I. Basic Process Systems 
See eLesson 

Dynamic
Behavior of Typical Process Systems Part II. Complex
Process Structures 

Dynamic
Behavior of Typical Process Systems Bonus Material: Parallel Systems 
X 

6 
Empirical Model Identification 
See eLesson 

Part III Feedback Control 

Chapter 
Topic 
Reading 
eLesson 
Quiz 
Tutorial 
Lecture
Slides 


captioned 

7 
The
Feedback Loop 
See eLesson 

Bonus Material 
Overview
of Process Instrumentation 
X 
X 
X 
X 

8 
The
PID Algorithm 
See eLesson 

9 
PID
Controller Tuning for Dynamic Performance 
See eLesson 

10 
Stability
Analysis and Controller Tuning 
X 

11 
Digital
Implementation of Process Control 
See eLesson 

12 
Practical
Application of Feedback Control 
X 

13 
Performance
of Feedback Control Systems 
See eLesson 

Part IV  Singleloop Enhancements 

Chapter 
Topic 
Reading 
eLesson 
Quiz 
Tutorial 
Lecture
Slides 


captioned 

14 
Cascade
Control 
See eLesson 

15 
Feedforward
Control 
See eLesson 

16 
Adapting
Singleloop Control Systems for Nonlinear Processes 
X 
X 
X 
X 

17 
Inferential
Control 
X 
X 
X 

18 
Level
and Inventory Control 
See eLesson 

19 
SingleVariable
Model Predictive Control (Internal Model Control) 
X 
X 
X 

Part V – Multivariable Control 

Chapter 
Topic 
Reading 
eLesson 
Quiz 
Tutorial 
Lecture
Slides 


captioned 

20 
Multiloop
Control: Effects of Interaction Part I: Controllability 
X 
See eLesson 

Multiloop
Control: Effects of Interaction Part II: Operating Window 
See
eLesson 

Multiloop
Control: Effects of Interaction Part III: Multiloop Tuning 
See
eLesson 

Multiloop
Control: Effects of Interaction Part IV: Relative Gain 
X 

21 
Multiloop Control: Part I: Loop Pairing Guidelines 
See Chap. 21
& 24 
X 
X 
See eLesson 

Mutliloop
Control: Part II. Performance Analysis 
X 
X 
X 

22 
Variable
Structure and Constraint Control 
X 
X 
X 

23 
Centralized
Multivariable Control 
X 
X 
X 

Part V – Process Control Design 

Chapter 
Topic 
Reading 
eLesson 
Quiz 
Tutorial 
Lecture
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captioned 

24 
Process
Control Design: Definition and Decisions 
X 
X 

25 
Process
Control Design: Managing the Design Procedure 
X 
X 
X 
X 

26 
Continual Improvement 
X 
X 
X 
X 

Bonus Material 
Control
Safety Hierarchy 
X 
X 
X 
X 


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