What You Will Learn :
- Identify different aspects of Control Systems
- Building on a thorough understanding of the basics of control
- Computer simulations are used to give practical examples to explore control strategies.
Theory is one thing practice is another. From PID to model-based techniques, academic process control doesn’t get to grips with process dynamics and how to match and tune the right control technique for the process. We do the opposite, understanding process dynamics before selecting and tuning the control approach.
What’s Special About This Course?
This course is run by Howard Thomas, a highly accredited and professional chemical engineer who has worked on hydrocarbon installations globally and delivered multi-million dollar competency programs for the new LNG assets in Australia under the Clough AMEC banner. As well as designing the programs, Howard also delivered the foundational training from physics and chemistry to full scale LNG optimization. He is widely recognized in his field, and being pursued by many energy companies. You will have the chance to not only learn the fundamentals of practical process safety but have a chance to speak and network!
Also, remember that this course is operated by Worley, a key and widely recognized player in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) field.
In our experience, the teaching of control theory does not adequately explain the concept of process dynamics and hence many people have been introduced to control theory but don’t understand how to match the appropriate techniques with the actual process dynamics. This program aims to provide an understanding of process control through practical exercise.
We will use a range of simulation models to measure process dynamics, test, and tune control techniques; just as you would do onsite. We limit the theory to what you need to know to understand the practical exercise of process control.
Your job in the real world is not to develop new control techniques, we can leave that to the many control specialists out there, your job is to apply known control techniques to get the maximum benefit in production optimization.
Who is this course for?
Operations engineering support teams, instrument technicians and panel operators will all benefit from this course. New control engineers will also gain from practical advice to complement the theory from school. Technicians should have at least three years field experience, engineers do not require any experience.