Michael Brown Control Engineering CC 

Practical Process Control Training & Loop Optimisation

Loop Problem Signatures series

 

 

(Latest article is Loop Signature 8 Posted on 2 Sep 2021)

 

 

Over the years I have had many requests to write a book and give more detailed explanations of some of the problems we have encountered in our work on practical loop optimisation. However,  I believe that people learn far more, and even more importantly, would gain much better understanding of the subject by actually attending our courses where things are demonstrated by doing exercises on a powerful simulation package, rather than trying to read it up in a book.  But since some of the past delegates did not have the time and/or opportunity to practice what they had learnt in their plants, and soon forgot much of the course, many of them have also requested me to put out a book or CD.

 

Series 1. Basic Troubleshooting and Loop Tuning

 

LS1. INTRODUCTION TO "LOOP PROBLEM SIGNATURES" SERIES

 

LS2. INTRODUCTION TO "LOOP PROBLEM SIGNATURES" SERIES

 

LS3. PROCESS DYNAMICS - PROCESS GAIN

 

LS4. PROCESS DYNAMICS - DEADTIME AND SIMPLE LAGS

 

LS5. INTRODUCTION, SIZING, AND RANGEABILITY

 

LS6. FINAL CONTROL ELEMENTS – PART 2 CHARACTERISTICS

 

LS7. HYSTERESIS AND DEADBAND

 

LS8. FINAL CONTROL ELEMENTS PART 4 - THE INFAMOUS STICK-SLIP CYCLE

 

 

 


Series 2. Advanced Optimisation Techniques


This is a new series that was produced over the last couple of years.

 

Examples of Articles on the Advanced Optimisation Techniques Course

 

LSp2-2. Feedforward control - part 1

 

LSp2-11. Dynamics of simpler processes: The pure LAG, self-regulating process

 

LSp2-14.  Dynamics of simpler processes: Negative lead-lag, deadtime, self-regulating process

 

LSp2-18.  Dynamics of more complex processes: End point control (The batch reactor)

 

LSp2-19.  Dynamics of more complex processes: Slow "pure" integrators

 

LSp2-20.  Dynamics of more complex processes: Positive lead integrators - Part 1