CME3108 : Process Control
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Mark Willis
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Singapore
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To learn the fundamentals of the control of various unit operations and to appreciate control law performance limitations.
To understand that the proper application of process control can improve the safety and profitability of processes.
To provide an overview of process control algorithms as well as the mathematical techniques that may be used to analyse process systems.
To learn how to select appropriate control schemes and strategies for common unit operations encountered within the chemical industry.
To understand the attenuation of noise in signal measurements.
To understand the concept of inferential measurement.
Outline Of Syllabus
Data-based process modelling; The open loop step test; Review of Conventional Control; Multi-loop systems; Relative Gain analysis; Relative Disturbance Gain, Singular Value Decomposition; Decoupling control; Principles of distillation (separation and cut); Distillation control configurations, 2x2 composition schemes; Reactor stability; Reactor dynamics and operation.
Noise filters, their origins and characteristics.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||12:00||12:00||Exam revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||5:00||5:00||Prepare lab reports|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||15||3:00||45:00||Computing Practice|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||12:00||12:00||Review lecture material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures convey the mathematical concepts and theory of process control, computer based practical classes support this through illustration and problem solving and therefore allow completion of assignment work.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Practical/lab report||1||M||25||1 written report set during lab sessions (10 pages)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination is an appropriate way to assess acquired knowledge and problem solving skills, this is supplemented by an assignment that allows more realistic engineering problems to be set and solved using software on a computer; it also develops the key skills listed above.