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Unit of study_

CHNG3802: Process Dynamics and Control

The scope and importance of process control technology expands continuously with the growth of industrial automation. Knowledge of process control tools and theory is vital for chemical engineers involved in plant operation or design. This unit covers the development of linear models, control system analysis, the design and performance of feedback control systems, and the use of control related software. Skills developed in the unit include: - Designing a feedback control system. - Analysing the system's performance for a range of process applications using both traditional and software-based techniques. - Designing common control enhancements. - Appreciating the role, possibilities and limitations of process control tools and methods.

Code CHNG3802
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
CHNG2802 or AMME2960 OR BMET2960
Assumed knowledge:
Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core 2000 level chemical engineering units have been successfully completed.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply technical report writing skills with the ability of professionally presenting solutions to engineering problems
  • LO2. understand and develop models of various chemical engineering processes using a systematic approach, and to apply above concepts to the development of models for chemical and other engineering systems
  • LO3. understand the differences between various model types and uses
  • LO4. understand, design and tune conventional process controllers using a systematic approach
  • LO5. understand the roles of modelling in process engineering and specifically in process control
  • LO6. relate control concepts and terminology to understand the roles of process control in process systems engineering
  • LO7. understand the differences between various conventional controller types and to understand the consequences arising from their implementation
  • LO8. use modern software tools for process control analysis and design
  • LO9. achieve a good understanding of feedback control design, analysis and tuning.

Unit outlines

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