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.
**All participants will be required to follow all University of Nebraska-Lincoln COVID protocols, including the wearing of approved face coverings. (Masks will be available for those in need of one.)
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.
Register by Monday, July 19, 2021 (All participants must pre-register.)
Tuition is $600. Tuition Reimbursement: The Nebraska Ethanol Board is offering a tuition reimbursement of $300 per person upon completion for employees of qualifying ethanol plants located in Nebraska. Registration and reimbursement funds are limited to 16 qualifying registrants.
Note: Refunds will not be offered for canceled registrations but substitutions are allowed at the discretion of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Dr. Hunter Flodman, Associate Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Scott Harmeier, Process Optimization Manager, Archer Daniels Midland Company