Simplify PID Tuning to Meet Process Objectives Webinar

Simplify PID Tuning WebinarToday must be the day to make you aware of January 16 webinars. I have another one to share with you, Simplify PID Tuning to Meet Process Objectives, by Control Talk blog’s Greg McMillan.

The webinar is scheduled for 12:30-1:30pm EST (9:30-10:30am PST) on Jan 16. You can register here. This is one of several webinars taking place. Here is the full day’s agenda.

Here’s the description of Greg’s presentation:

The three major types of process responses are self-regulating, integrating, and runaway. Self-regulating processes behave quite differently depending upon whether they are deadtime dominant or not. Tuning objectives can be minimum peak error and integrated error for load disturbances; minimum rise time and overshoot for setpoint changes; maximum coordination of loops, or minimum interaction between loops; and optimization of process metrics, such as process efficiency and capacity. Tuning rules have not addressed all types of responses and meeting objectives is often left to a consultant. Fortunately, a unification and simplification of major tuning rules has been discovered. Attendees of this presentation will learn how to achieve a large variety of process objectives without having to detune the PID.

Here’s what you can expect to take away from the presentation:

  • Discover how major tuning methods reduce to the same simple expressions
  • Learn simple equations to predict loop performance
  • Learn to tune PID controllers for maximum disturbance rejection and fastest rise time
  • Understand how to use key PID features to achieve process objectives without detuning
  • Learn how to adapt the reset time to prevent undershoot and overshoot

If learning additional skills is part of your 2013 resolutions, you have two great opportunities on January 16–this webinar and the multi-fuel boiler optimization webinar that I highlighted earlier today.

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