Time : 3 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Theory : 100 Marks Term Work : 25 Marks


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Oral : 25 Marks

1.   Process dynamics :

Dynamic elements in a control loop, Dead time processes and smith predictor compensator. Inverse response  behavior  of  processes  and  compensator.  Dynamic  behavior  of  first  and  second  order systems. Interacting and non-interacting systems.


2.   Process Controllers :

Elements of process control, Controller Principle, Process characteristics, Control system parameters, discontinuous, continuous and composite controller modes/actions (P, I, D, PI, PD and PID).


3.   Analog and Digital controllers :

General  features,  construction   and  working  of  Pneumatic,  Hydraulic,  Electronic   and  Digital controller.


4.   Controller tuning :

Process reaction curve method, Zigler-Nichols method, Cohen-coon correction for quarter amplitude, Frequency response method, Relay based tuning.


5.   Control Schemes :

Feedback, feedforward, cascasde, ratio, split range, selective  control,  adaptive control,  and model based control.


6.   Multivariable Control :

Block  diagram analysis of multivariable systems, Interaction, Tuning of Multivariable, relative gain analysis, Decoupler design.


7.   Discrete-State process control :

Discrete state process control characteristics of the system, variables, process specification and event sequence description, Physical ladder diagram-elements and examples.


8.   Batch and continuous process control :

Batch mode, nomenclature, formulation, Batch versus continuous process control. Types of control, Classifications, Batch recipe management. Design of control system for a complete plant.


Reference :

1.   Process Control Instrumentation Technology (Curtis Johnson) PHI/Pearson Education − 2002.

2.   Chemical Process Control (George Stephenopolos) PHI − 1999.

3.   Computer Control of Processes (M. Chidambaram) Narosa − 2002.

4.   Elements  of Process Control Applications (Deshpande  P.B. and  Ash R.H.) ISA Press, New York


5.   Principles of Process Control (D. Patranabis) TMH (2nd Edition).

6.   Process Control System (F.G. Shinsky) TMH.

7.   Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control (N.E. Battikha) ISA Publication (3rd  Edition).

8.   Automatic Process Control (Donald P. Eckman) Wiley Eastern Ltd.


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