Welcome to Process Control Learning Support!

 

 

 

Based on Process Control: Designing processes and Control Systems  for Dynamic Performance , 2nd Edition, 2000

by T. Marlin

 

 

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Process Control Learning Support

Sample Proces Control Course

Instrumentation for Process Control

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Content enhanced In 2017 with captions for all

e-Lessons! 

 

Short Explanation of the Resources on this page

 

Reading

Textbook chapters in Adobe PDF format.

 

 

e-Lessons

WEB-based 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 e-Lesson User Guidance:

Before you first use the e-lessons, please view this short presentation.

 

 

Click this figure for user guidance in an e-Lesson

 

 

 

Quiz

Short multiple choice and true-false 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.

 

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Tutorial

Typical assignment questions with answers.

 

 

Lecture Slides

Power Point slides for chapters not (yet) having an e-Lesson.

 

 

 

 

 

You can select any of the learning resources by clicking on the green icon in this table.  The resource will be opened in the browser you are using to read this page.

 

 

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Part I Introduction

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Introduction to Process Control

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Control Objectives and Benefits

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Part II Modeling Process Dynamics

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Mathematical Modelling Principles

Part I. Modeling Method and Linear Systems

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Mathematical Modelling Principles

Part II. Linearized Models and Numerical Method

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Modelling and Analysis for Process Control

Part I. Laplace transform solution of differential equations

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Modeling and Analysis for Process Control

Part II. Transfer functions and Block Diagrams

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Dynamic Behavior of Typical Process Systems

Part I. Basic Process Systems

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Dynamic Behavior of Typical Process Systems

Part II.  Complex Process Structures

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Bonus Material: Parallel Systems

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Empirical Model Identification

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Part III Feedback Control

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The Feedback Loop

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Overview of Process Instrumentation

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The PID Algorithm

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PID Controller Tuning for Dynamic Performance

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Stability Analysis and Controller Tuning

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Digital Implementation of Process Control

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Practical Application of Feedback Control

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Performance of Feedback Control Systems

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Part IV - Single-loop Enhancements

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Cascade Control

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Feedforward Control

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Adapting Single-loop Control Systems for Non-linear Processes

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Inferential Control

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Level and Inventory Control

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Single-Variable Model Predictive Control

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Part V – Multivariable Control

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Multiloop Control: Effects of Interaction

Part I: Controllability

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Part II: Operating Window

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Multiloop Control:

Part I: Loop Pairing Guidelines

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Variable Structure and Constraint Control

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Centralized Multivariable Control

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Part V – Process Control Design

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Process Control Design: Definition and Decisions

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Process Control Design: Managing the Design Procedure

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Continual Improvement

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Control Safety Hierarchy

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Please send feedback and suggestions for improvements to

marlint@mcmaster.ca