ENGCB521-21A (HAM)

Advanced Process Control

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Paper Description

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This paper provides covers process control for chemical and processing industries. Topics include: control system dynamics, control loop stability and PID tuning, control hardware, plant wide control, advanced process control strategies.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through a combination of lectures and weekly computer laboratories.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of using process control for running industrial processing plants
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  • Recognise common process control systems in real-world engineering situations
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  • Develop simple process models for common process engineering units
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  • Solve single input single output Single Input Single Output (SISO) control problems involving a Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controller from first principles
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  • Recommend optimal settings for a PID controller
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  • Implement enhanced single-loop control strategies
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  • Recognise options for controlling Multiple Inputs Multiple Outputs (MIMO) systems
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  • Design a plant-wide control scheme
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test
14 Apr 2021
4:00 PM
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. 8 x Assignments
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Svrcek, Mahoney & Young, A real-time approach to process control, 3rd Ed., Wiley (2014).

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Recommended Readings

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Seborg, Edgar, Mellichamp & Doyle, Process Dynamics and Control 3rd ed, Wiley, (2011).

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access lecture notes, lecture recordings, and assessment materials.
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Workload

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This paper has three lectures and one 2-hour lab per week. It is expected that students will need to spend on average another 3 to 5 hours per week working on assignments and 30 to 40 hours of test and exam preparation.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENMP321 or ENGCB321 or ENME352

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENMP422

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