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ExperTune Advanced Tools

Presented by: ExperTune's Official Training Partners

#EX-502-3, Duration: 3 days of hands-on ExperTune training

Class Schedule

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Three days of hands-on ExperTune training. Includes case studies of industrial problems and solutions.

Objectives:

This course will allow you to master the use of ExperTune powerful tools provided in the ExperTune advanced package. This is also a good opportunity for you to improve your control loop optimization skills.

Who should attend:

Anyone who has taken the EX-501-3 course and wishes to use the powerful tools included in the ExperTune Advanced version.

Content:

Day 1: Important concepts

Important Concepts

  • Introduction
  • Control loops
  • Noise, disturbances, load
  • Control objectives
  • Types of processes
  • Process Model
  • Choice of tuning objectives

Frequency domain versus time domain

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Terminology
  • Frequency response
  • Natural frequency
  • Bode diagram

Tuning control loops using ExperTune

  • Hysteresis check
  • Valve or final element sizing
  • Noise level
  • Characterization, linearization, asymmetry
  • Filtering
  • Aliasing
  • Selecting tuning parameters, PID grid
  • Robustness vs performance

Day 2: ExperTune advanced tools

  • Sampling time
  • Manual and automatic tests
  • Quality of frequency data
  • Editing data
  • Frequency domain evaluation
  • Validity of results
  • Filter selection in the frequency domain
  • Valve abuse index
  • Linearity correction with the characterization
  • Asymmetry compensation exercises

Troubleshooting tools

  • Power spectral density
  • Cross correlation
  • Auto-correlation
  • Tips and tricks

Evaluation tools

  • Statistical analysis
  • Hysteresis check
  • Simulation
  • ISO 9000 and reporting

Day 3: Master ExperTune through practical exercises

  • Process optimization examples
  • Improving performance
  • Troubleshooting loops
  • Tips and tricks
  • Simple and multiple loops
  • Cascade loop
  • Interacting loop
  • Feedforward tuning with ExperTune

Special controllers

  • PID, special algorithms and structures
  • IMC and Dahlin controllers
  • Smith predictor
  • Fuzzy + PID
  • Others

Process control, economics and practice

  • Tuning methods comparison
  • Time to tune loops
  • Robustness and performance
  • Practical rules
  • Good optimization and maintenance practice

Conclusions

Software used

  • Latest ExperTune Advanced version
  • Please note that each participant must have a laptop computer to attend the course. If you do not have one, we will arrange to rent one for you, at your cost.


Students Say:

"Very good course. Before this class ExperTune class in 1999 was the best school I had at ARP—4 years later this is now the best class I've had at ARP." E&I crew leader, Alabama Pine Pulp

 

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