Process Automation Maximizing
Process Control for your Operation

Certified for 3 CPD Points (ECSA).

04 - 06 August 2021

Johannesburg SouthAfrica

Johannesburg SouthAfrica


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Public R11, 999.00

Online R6, 999.00

Online R6, 999.00

Why Choose this Training Course?

Proper process control is vital to any industry.  If your control is not done optimally, not only may you affect the safety of your operation, but also your efficiency and profitability.  In this respect, very careful attention must be paid to the PID controller.  These devices are used to control a host of different applications, and their optimization cannot be emphasized, enough!  They are often incorporated into the Distributed Control System (DCS).

This training course takes over, where basic instrumentation courses end off. It assumes that the delegates already understand measuring devices for level, temperature, pressure and flow, HMI basics, PLC basics, etc. It really focuses on process control in greater depth, which is pertinent to PID controllers, progressing from basics right up to advanced options. The training course is presented in a manner that is easy to understand, and then to apply.  It is vital that everyone, who is involved in PID controllers and loop tuning, are taught the fundamentals and techniques as thoroughly as possible.

This training course will feature:

  • Process control
  • Terms and definitions that will be encountered
  • The PID controller
  • Various loop tuning methods
  • Advanced control, using PID controllers

Training Objectives

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Decide on the best type of control to implement, using a PID controller
  • Understand all of the terminologies that may be encountered, using PID controllers
  • Implement various open-loop tuning strategies with a PID controller
  • Implement various closed-loop tuning strategies with a PID controller
  • Implement strategies, which include Cascade, Ratio, Gain Scheduling, etc., using PID controllers
  • Implement assorted model-based loop tuning solutions

Who is this Training Course for?

  • Instrument Technicians
  • C&I Engineers
  • Process Control Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Engineers and professionals, from other fields, who have a vested interest in the processes being controlled

Daily Agenda

Process Control, Terms & Definitions and Types of Control 

  • Process dynamics and assorted processes that can be encountered
  • Process stability
  • Process responses (including first, second, and high order processes)
  • Terms and definitions, associated with process control (Gp, Td, Tc, PV Tracking, etc.)
  • The different types of control that may be implemented

  The PID Controller, Default Settings & Control Strategies 

  • Proportional band percentage / Gain
  • Integral / Reset action
  • Derivative / Rate action
  • Default controller settings, for various processes
  • PID combinations that can be used, for various processes
  • Combined feedback and feedforward, integral windup, etc.

 Open and Closed Loop Tuning, for the PID Controller 

  • Ziegler-Nichols open-loop tuning method
  • Ziegler-Nichols closed-loop tuning method
  • Tuning methods to satisfy overshoot constraints
  • Tuning rules and guidelines
  • Non-formalized (trial & error) open-loop running methods
  • Non-formalized (trial & error) closed-loop running methods

 Advanced Control Strategies, Using a PID Controller 

  • Cascade loops, using PID controllers
  • Ratio control loops, using PID controllers
  • Gain scheduling, with a PID controller
  • Using a PID controller, to deal with long-dead times
  • Self-tuning controllers
  • Understanding Real vs ideal, saturated vs non-saturated, and controller equations

Model-based Control, for Applications where a PID Controller Would not be Suitable/Optimal 

  • Using a model-based system, to deal with dead time
  • Using a Smith predictor
  • Understanding Internal Model Control (IMC)
  • Dahlin’s controller
  • Understanding and implementing Model Predictive Control (MPC)

End of the workshop


While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

For Registration and other Training arrangements,
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