Implementation of Industrial Process Control

The course will present real-world applications of control methods for energy processes and power plants. Practical considerations will be made on selecting the best control architecture and including modifications to improve control response.


About the course

Be in control of your energy! How is the operation of a power plant controlled? Energy plants run in autopilot. Designing the control systems that form the “autopilot” is not only critical to ensure safety, but also to operate the plant efficiently, reducing the emissions and increasing the economic revenues.

This course will deal with real world applications of control systems and with all the practical aspects that need to be considered before hitting the “start button” and running the plant. You will learn how to make the controller faster, more robust, and closer to the desired response for different applications. 

You will learn

  • Describe the influence of sensors and data acquisition on control of energy processes and apply different methods to include them in the control design. 

  • Apply state-of-practice control techniques to improve the response of a traditional PID controller.

  • Compare different control types and structures, and motivate the selection of the most suitable for a specific process.

  • Design and test a control system in a simulation environment.

Course Syllabus

For Course Syllabus use course code ERA315 in the search field


Valentina Zaccaria, Assistant Professor in Energy Engineering
+46 21 10 15 66



The course is included in the FutureE project, which is partly funded by the Knowledge Foundation. You can find more information about FutureE here.