Chemical Process Control

Chemical Process Control  BMEVEVMA504

Lecturer: Dr. Péter Mizsey  F II/I, tel: 3196,


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Chemical Process Control is a combination of basic control theory and its application to chemical unit operations. Basic concepts of control such as signals, feed-forward and feed-back loops, gains, time delays, dead time, cycling, and stability are useful in understanding behavior of nature in a wider sense. For example, similar phenomena and processes take place in living organisms, economy, and society in general.

The draft textbook attached to this home page first explains the basic notions, concepts, and the simplest loops, then describes the simplest control situations in chemical and process industries, such as flow control, level control, pressure control, temperature control, as well as basic knowledge of control valves.
This is followed by a selected list of example calculations. Finally, after a short introduction to multiple control loops and their interaction, the complex control situations of absorption and rectification are explained. This is a rather difficult topic because many new terms and definitions are combined with mathematical and technological reasoning. We help you learn the basic concepts with a few computer laboratory practices, starting in the 4th week of the semester, and with hand calculation practices.

Your knowledge is measured via tests of two kinds during the lecturing and practices period of the semester: theory tests and hand calculations tests, two of both. One of the tests is organized somewhere at the middle of the period, and the other one before the end of the period. Each must be at least passed.

A FormulaAbstract.pdf is attached for helping your navigation in hand calculation practices.

Handouts for laboratory practices are also attached. Handout_0 explains how to use the simulation software. You will need Handout_1 for the first practicde, Handout_1 for the second, and so on.


 Laboratory practice results


Principles of Process Control.pdf5.49 MB
PT1_PT2.pdf787.2 KB
Forced outflow.pdf48.32 KB
FormulaAbstract.pdf2.42 MB
Example_Calculations.pdf483.95 KB
Handout_0_ MATLAB_Simulink_guide.pdf166.78 KB
Handout_1_FRQ.pdf624.18 KB
Handout_2_PID.pdf186.76 KB
Handout_3_CAS.pdf161.48 KB
Handout_4_FFW.pdf384.07 KB
Handout_5_Interaction.pdf59.01 KB