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Process Control

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Comparison of PID Control Algorithms

From ExperTune, about differences in PID control algorithms and controllers.

http://www.expertune.com/artCE87.html




Control Arts Inc.

Commercial software for chemical and related industries: multivariable and application specific controllers, alarm history analysis, tools for operations management and process control.

http://www.controlartsinc.com/




Control Station

Software for process control analysis, tuning and training, demo available.

http://www.controlstation.com/




Control Systems Lab Online

From the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, various systems for online experiments. See also How it Works."

http://chem.engr.utc.edu/Webres/Stations/controlslab.html




Control Tutorials for Matlab

Learn how to use Matlab for the analysis and design of automatic control systems.

http://www.engin.umich.edu/group/ctm/




Distillation Column Control Design

Paper about designing control systems for distillation columns using steady state models, includes an example for illustration, pdf.

http://www.aspentech.com/publication_files/Distillation_Column_Control_Design_Using_Steady_State.pdf




Feedback and Temperature Control

Feedback control demonstrated at the example of an oven controlled by a PID temperature controller. Includes an interactive simulation of the oven-controller system to experiment with.

http://newton.ex.ac.uk/teaching/CDHW/Feedback/index.html




PID Control Information

From John Shaw, a brief description of the standard PID control algorithm used in most controllers.

http://www.jashaw.com/pid/




Process Control Education

T. Marlin at McMaster University provides interactive questions and answers, tutorials with solutions, and extensive enrichment material on instrumentation and valves.

http://www.pc-education.mcmaster.ca/




Signals, Systems, Control

Demonstrations developed by students at Johns Hopkins University, mostly with Java applets.

http://www.jhu.edu/~signals/




The Very Basics of Control

From the ECOSSE Control HyperCourse, why control is used and an introduction to the basic concept of simple feedback control.

http://eweb.chemeng.ed.ac.uk/courses/control/restricted/course/second/course/outline1.html




Virtual Control Laboratory

From the ECOSSE Control HyperCourse, a series of online simulation experiments. Java enabled browser required to see the graphical results.

http://eweb.chemeng.ed.ac.uk/courses/control/course/map/index.html




PID Control - Practical Process Control Training

Workshops about process control and PID control tuning.

http://www.bin95.com/PID_Process_Control_Saint-Louis.htm