A Real-Time Approach to Process Control

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A hands-on teaching and reference text for chemical engineers

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Overview

A hands-on teaching and reference text for chemical engineers

In writing this book the authors' have focused exclusively on the vast majority of chemical engineering students who need a basic understanding of practical process control for their industrial careers. Traditionally process control has been taught using non-intuitive and highly mathematical techniques (Laplace and frequency-domain techniques). Aside from being difficult to master in a one-semester course, the traditional approach is of limited use for more complex process control problems encountered in the chemical processing industries. When designing and analyzing multi-loop control systems today, industry practitioners employ both steady-state and dynamic simulation-based methodologies. These 'real time' methods have now all but replaced the traditional approach.

A Real Time Approach to Process Control provides the student with both a theoretical and practical introduction to this increasingly important approach. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this text introduces all of the applied fundamentals of process control from instrumentation to process dynamics, PID loops and tuning, to distillation, multi-loop and plant-wide control. In addition, students come away with a working knowledge of the three most popular dynamic simulation packages. The text carefully balances theory and practice by offering students readings and lecture materials along with hands-on workshops that provide a 'virtual' process on which to experiment and from which to learn modern, real time control strategy development.

Features: * The first and only textbook to use a completely real time approach. * Gives students theopportunity to understand and use HYSYS software. * Carefully designed workshops (tutorials) have been included to allow students to practice and apply the theory. * Includes many worked examples and student problems.

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This textbook for senior chemical engineering students provides a hands-on introduction to process control by using only time-based representations of the process and the associated instrumentation and control. The discussion covers process design versus controllability trade-offs, computer simulation, control loop configurations, tuning, and techniques for the control of vessels and distillation columns. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471804529
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 7.56 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

William Y. Svrcek, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada

Donald P. Mahoney, Chemical Industry Business Solutions, SAP AG, USA

Brent R. Young, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 A Brief History of Control and Simulation 1
2 Process Control Hardware Fundamentals 13
3 Fundamentals of Single Input/Single Output Systems 51
4 Basic Control Modes 93
5 Tuning Feedback Controllers 119
6 Advanced Topics in Classical Automatic Control 135
7 Common Control Loops 153
8 Distillation Column Control 185
9 Selection of Multiple Single-Loop Control Schemes Using Steady State Methods 209
10 Plant-Wide Modelling and Control 227
App. 1 Process and Instrumentation Diagram Symbols 239
App. 2: Glossary of Terms 243
Index 305
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