Tag Archive: gain

May
20

Surge Tank Control

Surge Tank Level Control

Intermediate liquid storage tanks (surge tanks) are commonly installed between processing areas of the plant. Under normal operating conditions, these storage buffers allow each process area to be operated independently of the other process areas. Any imbalance in the area production rates within a plant will be reflected by a change in level of the …

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May
13

Easy to Apply Tuning Rules

Tuning Rule for Integrating Process

Older control systems may not include tools that allow the PID tuning to be automatically established. In such cases, the following procedure outlined in Chapter 12 of Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes may be quickly applied to determine the tuning of a self-regulating process for PI control. In Chapter 4 of Advanced …

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Dec
20

Process Characterization – Self-regulating Process

Process characterization is the identification of the dynamic responses of a process to changes in its inputs. In Chapter 9 of Control Loop Foundation, we address process characterization. In some cases the process response may be characterized as a pure gain, lag, or deatime. However, many of the basic thermal and physical mechanisms reflected in …

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