This course will provide industrial bioprocess personnel with a better understanding of all elements in a PID control loop including the sensor, actuator, process, and controller. Participants will gain hands-on experience operating and tuning loops using pilot scale equipment. Several different tuning methods and control structures will be explored.
Combining lecture and demonstrations, participants will gain the ability to:
- Define and understand concepts and parameters of PID control
- Evaluate the stability of different open and closed loop processes
- Identify and troubleshoot common control loop problems
- Tune control loops using different methods
- Apply and understand the advantages of cascade control loops over single PID control
Plant operators, maintenance personnel, and engineers of any experience level who use or maintain control equipment and/or DCS systems. Participants will receive a certificate of completion which may be used to document professional development hours.
Dr. Hunter Flodman, Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Scott Harmeier, Process Optimization Manager, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Columbus, NE
Dates & Locations
Monday, May 8th & Tuesday, May 9th 2017
College of Engineering
820 N 16th Street
University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus
Attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations.
Cost: $600 per attendee
Tuition Reimbursement: Employees of qualifying ethanol plants located in Nebraska may be reimbursed $300 per attendee upon completion of the course. Reimbursement funds are limited – early registration is encouraged.
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017 (All participants must pre-register.)
Registration Maximum: Registration is capped at 16 attendees.
Note: Refunds will not be offered for cancelled registrations but substitutions are allowed at the discretion of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.