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Process control Training

Learn to understand and optimize the backbone of your control system

IPCOS’ PID tuning training course will teach you how to efficiently tune your PID controllers “first time right”.

Learn process control from experts with hands on experience

PID is still the most widespread control strategy in the process industry. An optimally tuned PID controller brings safety, stability and better process performance.

Learn to optimize your PID controllers from the experts with real field experience.


Standard or customized training

The PID course can be customized to your needs and own level of experience.


In house training or at the IPCOS office

IPCOS training courses are held at IPCOS offices, and can also be conducted at your site. For 4 or more attendees an in house training course is more cost effective.

Combine Learn And Use

Combine with hands on exercises in your control room

The in house training can be extended with tuning exercises in your control room, on your DCS.

The PID course covers the following aspects PID control:

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 (INCA PID Tuner and INCA AptiTune). 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.



Two times per year or on demand


3 days for a standard class room course


IPCOS office in The Netherlands or in house

Next course

Will be announced soon

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