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Bachelor's Degree in Tecnologia Química

Process Control

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho n.º 15239/2016 - 19/12/2016

5.5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP

- José Manuel Quelhas Antunes

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The course aims to develop the skills required to define, design and performance analysis of process control systems.
After completing the course successfully, students should be able to define control strategies for chemical processes, to design these strategies and to analyze the performance of controllers, including the simulation of the behavior of these controllers.

1. Functions, objectives and main control strategies. Control cycle.
2. Typical elements of control cycles: sensors, signal converters, actuators.
3. Process control. Data acquisition and transmission. Control systems. Control variables and processes. Types of control and of controllers. Controllers design .
4. Case studies of control systems in chemical processes.
5.Simulation of process control.

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment in continuous evaluation is made through of a project computational task of design and simulation of a control system of chemical processes (30%), and a set of theoretical-pratical and computational tasks (70%). In final evaluation periods, the assessment consists in a computational pratical test (70%) and in a project computational task (30%). A minimum final classification of 10 is required for approval in any evaluation period.

- Seborg, D. e Mellichamp, D. e Edgar, T. (2004). Process Dynamics and Control. New York: Wiley
- Setphanopoulos, G. (1984). Chemical Process Control- an Introduction to Theory and Pratice. New Jersey: Prentice Hall International
- Luyben, W. (1990). Process Modeling, Simulation and Control for Chemical Engineers. New York: Mc Graw-Hill
- Bequette, B. (2003). Process Control: Modeling, Design and Simulation. New Jersey: Prentice Hall International

Teaching Method
During the lectures the main concepts are explained, demonstrating the application of these whenever possible. In practical classes are proposed the resolution by the students of exercises provided and some case studies are simulated using software.

Software used in class
Mathworks Matlab
Control Station




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