ENMP422-18A (HAM)

Advanced Process Simulation and Control

20 Points

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Faculty of Science and Engineering
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School of Engineering

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: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper provides an introduction to process control and the application of modern control systems in industry practice. Topics include control system dynamics, open loop and closed loop properties of linear and non-linear systems, control loop stability and PID tuning. Control hardware, plant wide control, process safety, advanced control options and the application of Matlab and Simulink for advanced process control modelling and analysis.

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Paper Structure

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The course is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory classes.

Please note that laboratory classes start in the second week of semester and are an essential part of the course.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course 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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  • Derive the transfer functions of simple process operations and have knowledge of how these processes respond to simple inputs
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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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  • Determine the stability of a closed loop control system
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  • Recommend optimal settings for a PID controller
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  • Size a final control element for a SISO control system
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  • Recognise options for controlling Multiple Inputs Multiple Outputs (MIMO) systems
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  • Apply Matlab and Simulink software to analyse the suitability and stability of an advanced process control configuration
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Assessment

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This paper also facilitates the development of technical writing, an important competency expected of a scientist and engineer. In order to pass this paper, students are expected to demonstrate their ability to produce written work of an adequate standard.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 40:60. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 60% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 40:60 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 60% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
29 Mar 2018
11:00 AM
10
2. 8 x Assignments
16
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3. Test 2
24 May 2018
11:00 AM
10
4. Site visit report
8 Jun 2018
11:00 AM
4
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5. Exam
60
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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Seborg, Edgar, Mellichamp & Doyle, Process Dynamics and Control 3rd ed, Wiley, (2011).

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Recommended Readings

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Coughhanowr & LeBlanc "Process Systems Analysis and Control", 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2009

Stephanopoulos, "Chemical process Control: An Introduction to Theory & Practice", Prentice-Hall International Edition, 1984

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Other Resources

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Three Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) Articles The basics of process control, Jan 2016, Feb 2016, Mar 2016
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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. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc. and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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Workload

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Six contact hours per week, plus 9 hours per week for assessment and independent study.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Compulsory paper in the Chemical & Biological Engineering BE programme
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENME352 or ENMP321

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENMP421

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