Efficient Process Control Principles in Heat-and-Power Engineering

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Course: Efficient Process Control Principles in Heat-and-Power Engineering

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.01 Thermal Power Engineering and Thermal Technology

Degree: Master

Course units:

  • Unit 1. Methods and tools of automated process control systems.
  • Unit 2. Combined control of objects and processes in thermal power industry.
  • Unit 3. Automated process control systems.

Course contents:

Unit 1. Methods and tools of automated process control systems.

  • Theory and patterns of control. The structure of a process control system. Instrument designations in automation diagrams.
  • Control circuit structure. Creating control responses.
  • Process modelling principles. Classification of models. Building dynamic system models.

Unit 2. Combined control of objects and processes in thermal power industry.

  • Standard links in a process control system. Mathematical models of control objects and systems, combined control systems.
  • Control laws. Quality control criteria. Main type of industrial control systems; selecting efficient control systems; control systems and transient processes.
  • Dynamic properties of control systems identified through calculation and experiment.
  • Software for designing and analyzing process automation systems.
  • Quality control indicators. Methods for setting up standard controls.

Unit 3. Automated process control systems.

  • General structure of a process control system, including different levels and their functions.
  • Examples of different industrial applications of process control systems. Operation of real-life process control systems.

Activities:

  • Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  • Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  • Office-hours.

Total hours – 72.

Total points – 2.

Classroom hours – 36.

Unsupervised hours – 36.

Midterm assessment – Pass/fail examination.

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