provides PROCESS CONTROL TRAININGdesigned to bridge the
gap between theory and practice
offers on or off-site to best suit our customers needs. We have found that process plants
around the world are feeling competitive pressures with escalating demand for lower cost,
higher quality products at reasonable profit margins. Obtaining and maintaining optimum
performance of the plant control system can make a measurable difference in plant
operations and bottom line profits. Techmation training and education can contribute to
this management strategy.
can make a measurable difference in plant operations and bottom line profits.
||Typically most process control
training courses fall into three categories. That is, the application of general rules
of thumb that are too simplistic for use in optimizing real world control systems,
control theory courses that teach process control from a theoretical and mathematical
standpoint with little direct application, and control system vendor schools that stress
the operation of the control system.
Training by Objective
For each course offered, general and specific
objectives are established. Each objective is addressed to ensure that the student gains
the required knowledge and proficiency to to transfer the skills learned to real world
Hands-on training in both courses allow each
student to apply the new skills in an off-line, no risk environment, by solving and
implementing solutions to simple and complex control problems.
Benefits of Techmation training courses to your plant
Protuner application to troubleshoot and optimize on-line control systems and gain a
better understanding of process control.
Course 1 stresses the optimization of
existing plant systems providing for a full day of on-line application of the skills
|Four Day Program|
|Classroom Lecture and Lab|
|Analysis of Field Test Data|
Who should attend
This course is for Maintenance Technicians,
Control Engineers, and other persons responsible for the operation and maintenance of the
plant control system.
|Defining the process|
|Final control elements|
|Test procedures to identify control problems
such as: Signal Noise, Stiction, Deadband, Linearity, Equipment Sizing|
|Control system optimization|
|Field application of the Protuner on live
loops in your plant|
Upon successful completion of this course the
student should be able to:
|Determine the testing sequence to optimize
each loop in a control system.|
|Connect and setup the Protuner|
|Perform control loop analysis tests to
troubleshoot and tune feedback control systems for optimum closed loop performance|
|Understand the test techniques to optimize
advanced control strategies such as: feedforward, ratio, blending, cascade, adaptive gain.||
- Course 2
Concepts of multi-loop control and the
techniques to successfully optimize control loop operation.
Course 2 stresses the design and optimization
of advanced control strategies using existing control algorithms.
|Three Day Program|
|Classroom Lecture and Lab|
|Implement Feedforward Dynamic Compensators|
|Implement Cascade and Multiple Feedforward
|Optimize the Operation of Dynamically Coupled
Who should attend
This course is for Project, Process Control,
Instrument, and System Engineers who wish to increase their knowledge of the more complex
applications of process control.
|Control system objectives|
|Testing procedures to optimize advanced
|Block diagram modeling|
|Operation of Protuner Simulator|
|Feedback and Feedforward control|
|Relative gain Array|
Upon successful completion of this course,
the student should be able to:
|Use Frequency Plots to model the process for
simulation and design alternate controller tuning parameters|
|Implement feedforward dynamic compensators to
reduce the effects of load disturbances by an order of magnitude on the controlled
|See the effects of dynamics on the design and
implementation of cascade and multiple feedforward dynamic compensators|
|Spectral analysis and statistical techniques
to understand magnitude, frequency and controllability of load disturbances|
Time well spent.
|Excellent all around.
|Class was excellent
|Very good course. It gave me the
details needed to do a better job at tuning our loops.
|This should be a
most sought after course to benefit American industry.
|The best I have had
since I studied.
|This is without question, the
best course on process control I have attended. Best course of this type that I have seen.
|Of all the classes
and schools I have attended this is the best that I have had.
|Best and most
we have sponsored so far.
|I think it was one
of the best classes I have attended, I learned a lot.
|This course has to
be the best of all the courses I have taken in my career.
The Control Company
Probably the most informative
class I have taken.
|A must for skeptical engineers.
This is one of the best classes I have attended. Keep up the good work.
|One of the better
courses that I
Having endured the university electrical engineering program, taking all of the
offered control course, and graduating honors with distinction, I felt that I was well
prepared for the real world's control problems. (You are allowed to be naive when you are
young). The reality is that few real world problems lend themselves to theoretical
analysis. As well, knowing the theory and applying the theory are two completely different
things. After spending the last few years using my own version of the SWAG method, I have
become quite successful (real "lucky") at optimizing control loops. I
always got this nagging feeling, however, it could be just that much better if I had more
this Techmation course came along. Not only did it present the Protuner, which is a
quantum step forward in control system analysis equipment, but it very nicely tied theory
to the real world. In all honesty, it was the most refreshing and welcome course I have
ever attended. The course is orientated at solving problems and uses numerous examples of
real control problems and solutions to drive the lessons home. I would highly recommend
this course to anyone who gets involved in the design, commissioning or maintenance of
R.J. van Steenoven, PEng.
Instrumentation and Control Engineer