Turning of Industrial Control Systems – Armando B. Corripio, Michael Newell – 3rd Edition


A PRACTICAL AND SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO TUNING In this third edition, the authors’ aim has been to simplify and demystify the procedure of tuning control systems based on their successful tuning work in oil refineries. A new chapter has been added on the use of auto-tuning software currently available in most current computer control systems. The authors have used this software whenever possible to carry out the dynamic testing of the process as it is less disruptive of operations than doing the tests manually.

They have also used the tuning results to guide them but always using the principles presented in the book to evaluate them. All of the example responses have been generated using simulation software to illustrate the tuning and show the differences between -tuning controllable versus dead-time dominated loops averaging versus tight level control -cascade control versus simple feedback control of a jacketed chemical reactor -feedforward control versus simple feedback control -decoupler control versus simple feedback control of a blender.

Table of Contents

1 – Introduction
2 – The Feedback Controller
3 – Open-loop Characterization of Process Dynamics
4 – How to Tune Feedback Controllers
5 – Mode Selection and Tuning of Common Feedback Loops
6 – Tuning Sampled-Data Control Loops
7 – Tuning Cascade Control Systems
8 – Feedforward and Ratio Control
9 – Multivariable Control Systems
10 – The Auto-tuner Application

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