Interactive PID tuning training coursePID is still the most widespread control strategy in the process industry.  An optimally tuned PID controller brings safety, stability and better process performance. IPCOS’ PID tuning training course will teach you how to efficiently tune your PID controllers “first time right”.

IPCOS’ team of experienced control engineers specialize in PID tuning and optimization. You can have your loops tuned by our engineers, or use one of our PID tuning tools to optimize your PID performance in-house.

When tuning PID loops, a thorough understanding of the principles and best practices of PID control, and state-of-the-art PID tuning software are key ingredients to guarantee successful PID tuning. IPCOS’ PID tuning training course covers all aspects of successful and efficient PID tuning.

Our PID tuning software tools are designed to let our customers easily tune and maintain simple and complex PID systems. The INCA PID tuning software suite contains two high end tools:

  • INCA PID Tuner for optimal tuning of challenging single variable PID loops.
  • INCA AptiTune for optimal tuning of interacting multivariable PID systems.

IPCOS training courses are held at IPCOS offices, and can also be conducted at your site.

The PID course covers the following aspects of tuning PID controllers:

  • Principles of Single and Multivariable systems. Before discussing the details of controlling single loops, we explain through lab exercises what different types of systems are used in the industry.
  • Process Modelling. PID loop tuning performance is highly dependent on the quality of the model that is used for PID tuning. The more accurate the model, the better and more reliable the tuning results will be. Modelling of single and multivariable processes will therefore be an important topic in the course.
  • PID control algorithms. Analyze and understand PID controller concepts, best practices and strategies.
  • Advanced Regulatory Control (ARC) loops. Analyze and understand advanced regulatory control loop concepts and strategies (e.g. cascade loops, split range controllers, etc.)
  • Hands-on lab exercises with single loops and multivariable loops form an important part of the course. During these lab exercises you are guided through the Single and Multivariable modelling and control design phase using IPCOS PID tuning software. You will commission the PID controllers you designed, and you will evaluate the performance of the loops.

The PID course allows for extensive discussions on general control topics. Participants facing a process control challenge in their daily work will find the course a great opportunity to exchange thoughts with the course instructors and fellow participants.

We look forward to welcoming you at our next PID course!



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