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Don Lovell

Tuning Control Loops Course: What is a “Bump Test”?

A customer had a poor performing loop in the brewery. The problem would really become an issue once in awhile depending on the operating conditions in the plant. The problem would be passed from person to person, shift to shift with no real answer. In discussing the problem with a controls engineer, the engineer asked […]

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Fig. 2. Systems hierarchy.

Batch Control System Project for a Pharmaceutical Plant

Abstract: This paper describes a case study of a control system design for a batch pharmaceutical process. The ISA standard ISA-88 batch control models and terminology were used as the main guidelines for the implementation. As the ISA-88 is not a guide for how to apply the definitions/structures, etc., one of the main goals of […]

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