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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

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


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.


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


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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