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Modern Process Control

Level Process Control System Pressure Control System

Controlled, Portable, Safe

The Modern Process Control system from Matrix, allows students to investigate the principles of industrial process control, using independent Temperature, Pressure, Flow and Level based systems.
With a common controller for all applications, the advanced 16bit dsPIC processor with operating system, comes equipped with USB, Wifi, Bluetooth and LAN communications. Once set up the system can run independently and does not require a PC connection. Data can be viewed on the internal graph or saved to a file for later analysis and comes ready to plug in for 110-240V operation.

Full documentation is supplied with the units, including a manual for the equipment and a curriculum workbook, which guides students through the use of Process control systems and the Control function. Transfer functions can be studied using MATLAB or equivalent software.
Process Control Module
These sets of equipment are suitable for delivery of various qualifications at level 3 and above across many disciplines of engineering. This includes the BTEC Higher National unit 45 Industrial Systems and other higher education courses.

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Learning Objectives

  • Drive systems and their scaling factors
  • Sensor characteristics, scaling factors, calibration
  • Valve characteristics and calibration
  • On/off control systems, oscillation, hysteresis
  • System time constants
  • P control systems and offset error
  • PI control systems
  • PID control systems
  • Control functions and block diagrams
  • Pseudocode implementations of P, PI and PID systems
  • Recognition of problems in PID systems
  • Integral wind up issues and overcoming them
  • Derivative filtering
  • Ziegler Nichols algorithm
  • Manual tuning of PID systems