Automated Continuous Process Control

ISBN-10: 0471215783
ISBN-13: 9780471215783
Edition: 2002
Authors: Carlos A. Smith
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Book details

List price: $164.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/5/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 230
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Concentrated in a single volume, Automated Continuous Process Control contains the essentials for understanding, designing and operating process control systems. The book carries the minimum of mathematical equations focusing more on the practical issues.

Dr. Jay Brockman is concurrently serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.

Preface
Introduction
Process Control System
Important Terms and Objective of Automatic Process Control
Regulatory and Servo Control
Transmission Signals, Control Systems, and Other Terms
Control Strategies
Feedback Control
Feedforward Control
Summary
Process Characteristics
Process and Importance of Process Characteristics
Types of Processes
Self-Regulating Processes
Single-Capacitance Processes
Multicapacitance Processes
Transmitters and Other Accessories
Obtaining Process Characteristics from Process Data
Questions When Performing Process Testing
Summary
Reference
Problems
Feedback Controllers
Action of Controllers
Types of Feedback Controllers
Proportional Controller
Proportional-Integral Controller
Proportional-Integral-Derivative Controller
Proportional-Derivative Controller
Reset Windup
Tuning Feedback Controllers
Online Tuning: Ziegler-Nichols Technique
Offline Tuning
Summary
References
Problems
Cascade Control
Process Example
Implementation and Tuning of Controllers
Two-Level Cascade Systems
Three-Level Cascade Systems
Other Process Examples
Closing Comments
Summary
References
Ratio, Override, and Selective Control
Signals and Computing Algorithms
Signals
Programming
Scaling Computing Algorithms
Significance of Signals
Ratio Control
Override, or Constraint, Control
Selective Control
Designing Control Systems
Summary
References
Problems
Block Diagrams and Stability
Block Diagrams
Control Loop Stability
Effect of Gains
Effect of Time Constants
Effect of Dead Time
Effect of Integral Action in the Controller
Effect of Derivative Action in the Controller
Summary
Reference
Feedforward Control
Feedforward Concept
Block Diagram Design of Linear Feedforward Controllers
Lead/Lag Term
Extension of Linear Feedforward Controller Design
Design of Nonlinear Feedforward Controllers from Basic Process Principles
Closing Comments on Feedforward Controller Design
Additional Design Examples
Summary
References
Problem
Dead-Time Compensation
Smith Predictor Dead-Time Compensation Technique
Dahlin Controller
Summary
References
Multivariable Process Control
Pairing Controlled and Manipulated Variables
Obtaining Process Gains and Relative Gains
Positive and Negative Interactions
Interaction and Stability
Tuning Feedback Controllers for Interacting Systems
Decoupling
Decoupler Design from Block Diagrams
Decoupler Design from Basic Principles
Summary
References
Problem
Case Studies
Ammonium Nitrate Prilling Plant Control System
Natural Gas Dehydration Control System
Sodium Hypochlorite Bleach Preparation Control System
Control System in the Sugar Refining Process
Sulfuric Acid Process
Fatty Acid Process
Reference
Processes for Design Practice
Installing the Programs
NH[subscript 3] Scrubber
Catalyst Regenerator
Mixing Process
Index

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