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CHNG9302: 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 CHNG9302
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
CHNG9202. Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core chemical engineering units in second year have been successfully completed

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

  • LO1. demonstrate technical report writing skills with the ability of professionally presenting solutions to engineering problems
  • LO2. understand and develop, using a systematic approach, models of various chemical engineering processes, 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 to control concepts and terminology and to understand the roles of process control in process systems engineering
  • LO7. understand the differences between various conventional controller types and understand the consequences arising from their implementation
  • LO8. achieve a good understanding of advanced control techniques
  • LO9. use modern software tools for process control analysis and design
  • LO10. achieve a good understanding of feedback control design, analysis and tuning.