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CED353 - Process Control



Course length

150 minutes / week



CED353 - Process Control



About the course

Prerequisite courses

CED257 - Engineering Mathematics II

Course description and learning objectives

Student completing this course will be able to:
• Explain the concept of process control.
• Illustrate the application of process control in chemical industry.

Topics include

1. Introduction to process control
2. Theoretical models of chemical processes
3. Laplace transforms
4. Transfer function and state-space models
5. Dynamic behavior of first-order and second-order processes
6. Dynamic response characteristics of more complicated processes
7. Development of empirical models from process data
8. Feedback controllers
9. Control system instrumentation
10. Overview of control system design
11. Dynamic behavior and stability of closed-loop control systems
12. PID controller design, tuning, and troubleshooting
13. Frequency response analysis
14. Control system design based on frequency response analysis


1. King, M., 2011, Process Control: A Practical Approach, 1 ed, New York : John Wiley & Sons Inc.
2. Smuts, J.F., 2011, Process Control for Practitioners, OptiControls Inc
3. Seborg, D.E., Edgar, T.F. and Mellicamp., D.A. 2010. Process Dynamics and Control., 3 ed., New York : John Wiley & Sons Inc.
4. Coughanowr, D., LeBlanc, S., 2008, Process Systems Analysis and Control, 3 ed., New York : McGraw-Hill.
5. William, D., 2005. Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control. New York: McGraw-Hill International Editions.
6. Baltelt, T.L.M., 2006. Instrumentation and Process Control. Delmar Cengage Learning.
7. Coriou, J.P., 2004. Process Control: Theory and Application. Springer.
8. Altman, W., 2005. Practical Process Control for Engineers and Technicians. Newnes.
9. Marlin, T.E. 2002. Process Control. 2nd ed., New York: McGraw-Hill.
10. Bequette, B.W. 2003. Process Control: Modeling, Design and Simulation. London: Prentice Hall

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