Course syllabus - Implementation of Industrial process control, 2.5 credits
Autumn semester 2020
A1N (Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements).
School of Business, Society and Engineering
Course literature is preliminary up to 8 weeks before course start. Course literature can be valid over several semesters.
The purpose of the course is to address some of the practical challenges in implementing controls for energy systems, and to familiarize with commonly used control methods. The course will illustrate how to design and apply a control system for an energy process selecting the best architecture, optimizing the gains, and including practical modifications to improve control response.
1. Describe the influence of sensors and data acquisition on control of energy processes and apply different methods to include them in the control design
2. Apply state-of-practice control techniques to improve the response of a traditional PID controller
3. Compare different control types and structures, and motivate the selection of the most suitable for a specific process
4. Design and test a control system in a simulation environment
The course will present applications of control methods for energy processes and power plants. The influence of data acquisition and sensor noise, time response, and uncertainty on the control design will be addressed. Examples of practical implementation will be given ranging from traditional PID controllers to adaptive and predictive controls, including state of practice solutions in industrial applications.
Web-based teaching and web-based assignments
120 credits of which 90 credits engineering and/or natural science and 7,5 credits mathematics. In addition Swedish course B/Swedish course 3 and English course A/English course 6 are required. For courses given entirely in English exemption is made from the requirement in Swedish course B/Swedish course 3.
Individual home examination (HEM1) 1 credit, grades: 3, 4, 5, (Learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4)
Assignment (INL1) 1 credit, grades: 3, 4, 5, (Learning outcomes: 2, 3, 4)
Seminar (SEM1) 0.5 credits, grade Passed (G) (Learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4)
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Four-grade scale, digits