A Real-Time Approach to Process Control

Author: William Y. Svrcek,Donald P. Mahoney,Brent R. Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119993873

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

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With resources at a premium, and ecological concerns paramount, the need for clean, efficient and low-cost processes is one of the most critical challenges facing chemical engineers. The ability to control these processes, optimizing one, two or several variables has the potential to make more substantial savings in time, money and resources than any other single factor. Building on the success of the previous editions, this new third edition of A Real-Time Approach to Process Control employs both real industry practice and process control education without the use of complex or highly mathematical techniques, providing a more practical and applied approach. Updated throughout, this edition: • Includes a brand new chapter on Model predictive Control (MPC) • Now includes wireless and web-based technologies • Covers bio-related systems • Details the new multivariable control measure developed by the authors • Includes PowerPoint slides and solutions to Workshop problems on the accompanying website: http://www.wiley.com/go/svrcek-real-time-3e From the reviews of previous editions: “Would appeal to practising engineers due to its “hands on” feel for the subject matter. But more importantly, the authors present these concepts as fundamentals of chemical engineering, in a way that is consistent with how professor teach at the universities.” –Chemical Engineering Process (CEP) “The book has been beautifully crafted” –Engineering Subject Centre “Provides a refreshing approach to the presentation of process analysis and control” –The Chemical Engineer

A Real-Time Approach to Process Control

Author: William Y. Svrcek,Donald P. Mahoney,Brent R. Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118696638

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

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With resources at a premium, and ecological concerns paramount, the need for clean, efficient and low-cost processes is one of the most critical challenges facing chemical engineers. The ability to control these processes, optimizing one, two or several variables has the potential to make more substantial savings in time, money and resources than any other single factor. Building on the success of the previous editions, this new third edition of A Real-Time Approach to Process Control employs both real industry practice and process control education without the use of complex or highly mathematical techniques, providing a more practical and applied approach. Updated throughout, this edition: • Includes a brand new chapter on Model predictive Control (MPC) • Now includes wireless and web-based technologies • Covers bio-related systems • Details the new multivariable control measure developed by the authors • Includes PowerPoint slides and solutions to Workshop problems on the accompanying website: http://www.wiley.com/go/svrcek-real-time-3e From the reviews of previous editions: “Would appeal to practising engineers due to its “hands on” feel for the subject matter. But more importantly, the authors present these concepts as fundamentals of chemical engineering, in a way that is consistent with how professor teach at the universities.” –Chemical Engineering Process (CEP) “The book has been beautifully crafted” –Engineering Subject Centre “Provides a refreshing approach to the presentation of process analysis and control” –The Chemical Engineer

A Real-Time Approach to Process Control

Author: William Y. Svrcek,Donald P. Mahoney,Brent R. Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111868138X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

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A Real- Time Approach to Process Control provides the reader with both a theoretical and practical introduction to this increasingly important approach. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this text introduces all of the applied fundamentals of process control from instrumentation to process dynamics, PID loops and tuning, to distillation, multi-loop and plant-wide control. In addition, readers come away with a working knowledge of the three most popular dynamic simulation packages. The text carefully balances theory and practice by offering readings and lecture materials along with hands-on workshops that provide a 'virtual' process on which to experiment and from which to learn modern, real time control strategy development. As well as a general updating of the book specific changes include: A new section on boiler control in the chapter on common control loops A major rewrite of the chapters on distillation column control and multiple single-loop control schemes The addition of new figures throughout the text Workshop instructions will be altered to suit the latest versions of HYSYS, ASPEN and DYNSIM simulation software A new solutions manual for the workshop problems

A real-time approach to process control

Author: William Y. Svrcek,Donald P. Mahoney,Brent R. Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471803638

Category: Computers

Page: 307

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A hands-on teaching and reference text for chemical engineers In writing this book the authors' have focused exclusively on the vast majority of chemical engineering students who need a basic understanding of practical process control for their industrial careers. Traditionally process control has been taught using non-intuitive and highly mathematical techniques (Laplace and frequency-domain techniques). Aside from being difficult to master in a one-semester course, the traditional approach is of limited use for more complex process control problems encountered in the chemical processing industries. When designing and analyzing multi-loop control systems today, industry practitioners employ both steady-state and dynamic simulation-based methodologies. These 'real time' methods have now all but replaced the traditional approach. A Real Time Approach to Process Control provides the student with both a theoretical and practical introduction to this increasingly important approach. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this text introduces all of the applied fundamentals of process control from instrumentation to process dynamics, PID loops and tuning, to distillation, multi-loop and plant-wide control. In addition, students come away with a working knowledge of the three most popular dynamic simulation packages. The text carefully balances theory and practice by offering students readings and lecture materials along with hands-on workshops that provide a 'virtual' process on which to experiment and from which to learn modern, real time control strategy development. Features: * The first and only textbook to use a completely real time approach. * Gives students the opportunity to understand and use HYSYS software. * Carefully designed workshops (tutorials) have been included to allow students to practice and apply the theory. * Includes many worked examples and student problems. VISIT THE AUTHORS' WEBSITE: www.ench.ucalgary.ca/~realtime

Application of Artificial Intelligence in Process Control

Lecture Notes Erasmus Intensive Course

Author: L. Boullart,A. Krijgsman,R. A. Vingerhoeds

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 008091263X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

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This book is the result of a united effort of six European universities to create an overall course on the appplication of artificial intelligence (AI) in process control. The book includes an introduction to key areas including; knowledge representation, expert, logic, fuzzy logic, neural network, and object oriented-based approaches in AI. Part two covers the application to control engineering, part three: Real-Time Issues, part four: CAD Systems and Expert Systems, part five: Intelligent Control and part six: Supervisory Control, Monitoring and Optimization.

Process Control

A Practical Approach

Author: Myke King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119157765

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 624

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This expanded new edition is specifically designed to meet the needs of the process industry, and closes the gap between theory and practice. Back-to-basics approach, with a focus on techniques that have an immediate practical application, and heavy maths relegated to the end of the book Written by an experienced practitioner, highly regarded by major corporations, with 25 years of teaching industry courses Supports the increasing expectations for Universities to teach more practical process control (supported by IChemE)

Multivariate Statistical Process Control

Process Monitoring Methods and Applications

Author: Zhiqiang Ge,Zhihuan Song

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447145135

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 194

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Given their key position in the process control industry, process monitoring techniques have been extensively investigated by industrial practitioners and academic control researchers. Multivariate statistical process control (MSPC) is one of the most popular data-based methods for process monitoring and is widely used in various industrial areas. Effective routines for process monitoring can help operators run industrial processes efficiently at the same time as maintaining high product quality. Multivariate Statistical Process Control reviews the developments and improvements that have been made to MSPC over the last decade, and goes on to propose a series of new MSPC-based approaches for complex process monitoring. These new methods are demonstrated in several case studies from the chemical, biological, and semiconductor industrial areas. Control and process engineers, and academic researchers in the process monitoring, process control and fault detection and isolation (FDI) disciplines will be interested in this book. It can also be used to provide supplementary material and industrial insight for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and graduate engineers. Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.

Introduction to Signal Processing, Instrumentation, and Control

An Integrative Approach

Author: Joseph Bentsman

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814733156

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 772

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This book stems from a unique and highly effective approach in introducing signal processing, instrumentation, diagnostics, filtering, control, and system integration. It presents the interactive industrial grade software testbed of mold oscillator that captures the mold motion distortion induced by coupling of the electro-hydraulic actuator nonlinearity with the resonance of the mold oscillator beam assembly. The testbed is then employed as a virtual lab to generate input-output data records that permit unraveling and refining complex behavior of the actual production system through merging dynamics, signal processing, instrumentation, and control into a coherent problem-solving package. The material is presented in a visually rich, mathematically and graphically well supported, but not analytically overburdened format. By incorporating software testbed into homework and project assignments, the book fully brings out the excitement of going through the adventure of exploring and solving a mold oscillator distortion problem, while covering the key signal processing, diagnostics, instrumentation, modeling, control, and system integration concepts. The approach presented in this book has been supported by two education advancement awards from the College of Engineering of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Feedback Systems

An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Karl Johan Aström,Richard M. Murray

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400828739

Category: Mathematics

Page: 408

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This book provides an introduction to the mathematics needed to model, analyze, and design feedback systems. It is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, and is indispensable for researchers seeking a self-contained reference on control theory. Unlike most books on the subject, Feedback Systems develops transfer functions through the exponential response of a system, and is accessible across a range of disciplines that utilize feedback in physical, biological, information, and economic systems. Karl Åström and Richard Murray use techniques from physics, computer science, and operations research to introduce control-oriented modeling. They begin with state space tools for analysis and design, including stability of solutions, Lyapunov functions, reachability, state feedback observability, and estimators. The matrix exponential plays a central role in the analysis of linear control systems, allowing a concise development of many of the key concepts for this class of models. Åström and Murray then develop and explain tools in the frequency domain, including transfer functions, Nyquist analysis, PID control, frequency domain design, and robustness. They provide exercises at the end of every chapter, and an accompanying electronic solutions manual is available. Feedback Systems is a complete one-volume resource for students and researchers in mathematics, engineering, and the sciences. Covers the mathematics needed to model, analyze, and design feedback systems Serves as an introductory textbook for students and a self-contained resource for researchers Includes exercises at the end of every chapter Features an electronic solutions manual Offers techniques applicable across a range of disciplines

Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control

A Love Based Approach to Helping Children With Severe Behaviors

Author: Heather T. Forbes,B. Bryan Post

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0984715509

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

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Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control covers in detail the effects of trauma on the body-mind and how trauma alters children's behavioral responses. The first four chapters help parents and professionals clearly understand the neurological research behind the basic model given in this book, deemed, 'The Stress Model.' While scientifically based in research, it is written in an easy to understand and easy to grasp format for anyone working with or parenting children with severe behaviors. The next seven chapters are individually devoted to seven behaviors typically seen with attachment-challenged children. These include lying, stealing, hoarding and gorging, aggression, defiance, lack of eye contact, and yes, even a chapter that talks candidly about how parents appear hostile and angry when they work to simply maintain their families from reaching complete states of chaos. Each of these chapters talks in depth on these specific behaviors and gives vivid and contrasting examples of how this love-based approach works to foster healing and works to develop relationships, as opposed to the fear-based traditional attachment parenting approaches that are being advocated in today's attachment field. The authors end with a Parenting Bonus Section: true testimonials from parents who have been able to make significant changes in their homes with this model of parenting, giving real-life examples of how they have been able to find the healing, peace, and love that they had been seeking prior to working through the techniques outlined in this book.

Validating Preventive Food Safety and Quality Controls

An Organizational Approach to System Design and Implementation

Author: John M. Ryan

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128109955

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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Validating Preventive Food Safety and Quality Controls: An Organizational Approach to System Design and Implementation is a how-to-guide for food industry personnel providing essential preventative control system guidance to help design and implement scientifically verifiable food safety controls in food processes. This reference includes proven tools and techniques to move positively towards the validating preventive control challenges that the food industry is facing, and helps implement compliance strategies to adhere to the food safety and modernization act requirements. Covers a systematic strategy for validating preventive controls Presents ways to learn how to improve control over suppliers and includes strategies to evaluate food risk and supplier performance Prepares your business to comply with changing food safety and quality planning, standards, and audits Includes Chipotle case study which challenges students to plan a valid preventive system

10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering

Author: Rita Maria de Brito Alves,Cláudio Augusto Oller do Nascimento,Evaristo Chalbaud Biscaia (Jr)

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444534350

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1224

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The 10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, PSE'09, will be held in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil on August 16-20, 2009. The special focus of PSE 2009 is Sustainability, Energy and Engineering. PSE 2009 is the tenth in the triennial series of international symposia on process systems engineering initiated in 1982. The meeting is brings together the worldwide PSE community of researchers and practitioners who are involved in the creation and application of computing-based methodologies for planning, design, operation, control and maintenance of chemical and petrochemical process industries. PSE'09 will look at how the PSE methods and tools can support sustainable resource systems and emerging technologies in the areas of green engineering: environmentally conscious design of industrial processes. PSE methods and tools support: - sustainable resource systems - emerging technologies in the areas of green engineering - environmentally conscious design of industrial processes

Safety Aspects of Computer Control

Author: Phil Bennett

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483144860

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 260

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Safety Aspects of Computer Control focuses on the increased usage of computers and safety procedures for the control of their applications. The selection first elaborates on software in safety-related systems, regulatory issues, and legal liability. Topics cover product liability, liability under the contract law, liability under the law of negligence, methods of ensuring safety, some aspects of regulation of software safety, purpose and principles of regulation, and direct regulation. The book then examines standardization efforts worldwide; real-time software requirements specification and animation using extended Petri nets; and independent software verification and validation in practice. Discussions focus on verification and validation principles, organizational principles, specification language, extended Petri nets environment, history of software standards, and standardization work realized through ISO or IEC. The manuscript takes a look at design and licensing of safety-related software, fault-tolerant control for safety, and use and relevance for the development of safety-critical systems. Concerns include formal methods in the safety-critical systems life cycle, random and systematic failures, hardware and systematic failures, and software quality standards. The book is highly recommended for computer science experts and researchers interested in the safety aspects of computer control.

Linear controller design

limits of performance

Author: Stephen P. Boyd,Craig H. Barratt

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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Automatic Control in Power Generation, Distribution and Protection

Proceedings of the IFAC Symposium, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, 15-19 September 1980

Author: J. F. Herbst

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483150186

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 692

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Automatic Control in Power Generation, Distribution, and Protection covers the proceedings of the IFAC Symposium, held in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa on September 15-19, 1980. The book focuses on the methodologies, technologies, processes, and approaches involved in the adoption of automatic control in power generation, distribution, and protection. The selection first elaborates on decentralized and centralized automatic generation control; digital control methods for power station plants based on identified process models; and power generating unit mechanical and electrical system interaction during power system operating disturbances. The text then ponders on modern trends in power system protection; control of power generation and system control with emphasis on modern control theory; and electronics in future power systems. The manuscript takes a look at a specification for an operator load flow program in an energy management system; minimum MVAR generation as an effective criterion for reactive power dispatching; and influence of inaccurate input data on optimal short-term operation of power generation systems. The secondary voltage control of EDF network, directional protection for digital processor use, and securing high availability of protection relays and systems are also discussed. The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in the application of automatic control in power generation, distribution, and protection.

Feedback Control Theory

Author: John C. Doyle,Bruce A. Francis,Allen R. Tannenbaum

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318338

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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An excellent introduction to feedback control system design, this book offers a theoretical approach that captures the essential issues and can be applied to a wide range of practical problems. Its explorations of recent developments in the field emphasize the relationship of new procedures to classical control theory, with a focus on single input and output systems that keeps concepts accessible to students with limited backgrounds. The text is geared toward a single-semester senior course or a graduate-level class for students of electrical engineering. The opening chapters constitute a basic treatment of feedback design. Topics include a detailed formulation of the control design program, the fundamental issue of performance/stability robustness tradeoff, and the graphical design technique of loopshaping. Subsequent chapters extend the discussion of the loopshaping technique and connect it with notions of optimality. Concluding chapters examine controller design via optimization, offering a mathematical approach that is useful for multivariable systems.

Real-Time Simulation Technologies: Principles, Methodologies, and Applications

Author: Katalin Popovici,Pieter J. Mosterman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351833391

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 660

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Real-Time Simulation Technologies: Principles, Methodologies, and Applications is an edited compilation of work that explores fundamental concepts and basic techniques of real-time simulation for complex and diverse systems across a broad spectrum. Useful for both new entrants and experienced experts in the field, this book integrates coverage of detailed theory, acclaimed methodological approaches, entrenched technologies, and high-value applications of real-time simulation—all from the unique perspectives of renowned international contributors. Because it offers an accurate and otherwise unattainable assessment of how a system will behave over a particular time frame, real-time simulation is increasingly critical to the optimization of dynamic processes and adaptive systems in a variety of enterprises. These range in scope from the maintenance of the national power grid, to space exploration, to the development of virtual reality programs and cyber-physical systems. This book outlines how, for these and other undertakings, engineers must assimilate real-time data with computational tools for rapid decision making under uncertainty. Clarifying the central concepts behind real-time simulation tools and techniques, this one-of-a-kind resource: Discusses the state of the art, important challenges, and high-impact developments in simulation technologies Provides a basis for the study of real-time simulation as a fundamental and foundational technology Helps readers develop and refine principles that are applicable across a wide variety of application domains As science moves toward more advanced technologies, unconventional design approaches, and unproven regions of the design space, simulation tools are increasingly critical to successful design and operation of technical systems in a growing number of application domains. This must-have resource presents detailed coverage of real-time simulation for system design, parallel and distributed simulations, industry tools, and a large set of applications.

Design of Experiments Using The Taguchi Approach

16 Steps to Product and Process Improvement

Author: Ranjit K. Roy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471361015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

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Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "Qualitek-4: automatic design & analysis of Taguchi experiments (full featured working model - demo); all the examples, exercise solutions, and case studies in the book."--CD-ROM label.

Managing the Design Factory

Author: Donald Reinertsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684839911

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

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Here is the first comprehensive approach to managing design-in-process inventory from the bestselling author of "Developing Products in Half the Time". Donald Reinertsen reveals a transparent system for tracking, measuring, and managing invisible "design-in-process" inventory to achieve lower costs, higher profits, and better processes. 20 line drawings.

Continuous-Time Markov Chains and Applications

A Two-Time-Scale Approach

Author: G. George Yin,Qing Zhang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461443466

Category: Mathematics

Page: 430

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This book gives a systematic treatment of singularly perturbed systems that naturally arise in control and optimization, queueing networks, manufacturing systems, and financial engineering. It presents results on asymptotic expansions of solutions of Komogorov forward and backward equations, properties of functional occupation measures, exponential upper bounds, and functional limit results for Markov chains with weak and strong interactions. To bridge the gap between theory and applications, a large portion of the book is devoted to applications in controlled dynamic systems, production planning, and numerical methods for controlled Markovian systems with large-scale and complex structures in the real-world problems. This second edition has been updated throughout and includes two new chapters on asymptotic expansions of solutions for backward equations and hybrid LQG problems. The chapters on analytic and probabilistic properties of two-time-scale Markov chains have been almost completely rewritten and the notation has been streamlined and simplified. This book is written for applied mathematicians, engineers, operations researchers, and applied scientists. Selected material from the book can also be used for a one semester advanced graduate-level course in applied probability and stochastic processes.