Tag Archive: adaptive

Jul
22

Adaptive Tuning – Example Application

Adaptive Tuning Example

It is often possible to spot where adaptive control is needed by observing trends of control loops that show the control parameter and valve position during a time period when the process conditions change over their normal span of operation. If the control performance varies with changes in operating conditions, then adaptive tuning may be …

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Jul
15

Adaptive Tuning – Field Experience

Reduction in Process Variability

The adaptive tuning capability included in DeltaV was field tested at four customer sites during the initial stages of product development. This field trail was conducted over a six month period and include over 1000 control loops. One of the field trail sites was at Lubrizol, Deer Park, TX where this adaptive control capability was …

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Jul
08

Adaptive Tuning – Models Identified

Viewing Identified Models

The basis of adaptive tuning is the identification of the process step response based on operator changes in the loop operation. For example, when a control loop is in Automatic mode, changes made in the setpoint can trigger process model identification. If the loop mode has been changed to Manual, then changes by the operator …

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Jul
01

Adaptive Tuning – Model Switching

Adaptive PID Controller With Model Switching and Parameter Interpolation

During the development of the DeltaV adaptive tuning capability, we researched and evaluated many of the most common techniques for implementing adaptive tuning. Also, as part of this research we came across a number of technical articles on a relative new adaptive tuning technique known as model switching. This technique depends on the evaluation of …

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Jun
24

Adaptive Tuning

Adaptive Tuning Techniques

A perfectly-tuned PID controller can degrade over time and perform poorly or become oscillatory. There are two main reasons for these changes: The controlled process is non-linear, and the process operation has entered a region with significantly different process parameters than those used during the tuning. The process operating conditions have changed since the auto-tuning …

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Nov
12

Meet The Expert Session – Advanced Control Foundation

Advanced Control Foundation Short Course

As I mentioned in an earlier blog, Willy Wojsznis and I hosted a Meet the Expert session at Emerson Exchange 2012 that covers key points contained in the book Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and Applications. Below is a picture from this session. I received permission from the Emerson board to record the audio …

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Nov
05

Advanced Control Foundation at Emerson Exchange 2012

Advanced Control Foundation at Emerson Exchange

The International Society of Automation (ISA) always has a booth at Emerson Exchange to display books published by ISA and make these books available for purchased. The book that Mark Nixon, Willy Wojsznis, I co-authored this year, Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and Applications was published just two weeks before the opening of Emerson …

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Mar
01

IFAC Conference on Advances in PID Control

IFAC_PID12

The IFAC Conference on Advances in PID Control, PID’12, will be held in Brescia, Italy on March 28-30, 2012. As noted on the conference web site, the aim of this conference is to gather academic and industrial experts in the field in order to present the recent research developments in the design of PID controllers. …

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