• Tuning of Feedback Controllers (TC05C1)


    Length: 1 day
    CEU Credits: 0.7
    Course Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion indicating the total number of CEUs earned will be provided upon successful completion of the course.


    "Gave me better insight to what all is involved in tuning." 
    - Dustin LeBlanc

    Improved control provides better productivity and efficiencies. This seminar presents, step-by-step, practical, successful tuning methods that utilize closed loop relationships and reaction curve analysis to tune feedback controllers in process industries. These methods can be applied immediately to provide improved control of your processes.

    You will be able to:

    • Explain the fundamentals of controller gain or proportional band, integral and derivative actions, and the application of each
    • Test and tune a controller by trial and error
    • Experiment with the trial and error method by using analytical techniques
    • Apply the ultimate sensitivity tuning method to properly tune feedback controllers
    • Identify tuning constants by using procedures to improve "as found" settings
    • Record response curves on a process
    • Measure gain, dead time, and process lag of a process
    • Identify what controller gain or proportional band, integral, and derivative actions are best to control this process
    • Describe the difference between set point change and load change
    • Identify when tuning changes may be needed for improved control and state reasons for this

    You will cover:

    • Relationship of Controller and Process: Four Components in a Closed Loop System | Interaction of Changes of each Component | Benefits of Good Control
    • Definitions of the Controller Modes: Gain | Integral and Derivative
    • Rules for Improved Trial and Error Tuning
    • Analysis of Closed Loop System: Tuning Using Oscillation Techniques
    • Analysis of Open Loop System: Tuning Using a Response Curve Generated by a Step Change | Tuning Using a Response Curve Produced by a Load Change | Working with Unusual Response Curves
    • Process Characteristics and Related Tuning Requirements
    • Understanding Changes that may be Required in the Process and Suggest Alternative Methods

    If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.

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    pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.