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Tuning DDC/Process Control Loops

This training program is eligible for an early bird discount of $100 if registered 60 days out (or more) and will be automatically applied at checkout!


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2 Days


At the end of this training program attendees will be able to:

  1. Proper setting and tuning of DDC or control loops
  2. Process characteristics
  3. PID controller parameters 4. Tuning methods

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  • Why You should take this training program

    Optimize your process with proper setting and tuning of DDC or control loops to increase quality consistency. Learn the process characteristics that become the basis for tuning the DDC or process controller.Practice different tuning methods to ensure accurate control. Gain an understanding of the functions of proportional band, integral and derivative process in a 3-mode or DDC controller. Using computer simulation software in a “safe-to-experiment”environment and gain experience in efficient control loop tuning.

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Contact Hours
    Upon completion of this training program, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion. Please contact your state or local licensing agency to determine if this training program is accepted for Continuing Education recognition by the agency.

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  • Who Should Take This Training Program

    People who will benefit from attending this course include:

    • IT Technicians
    • Instrumentation Technicians
    • Maintenance Technicians
    • Automation Technicians
    • Multi-craft personnel
    • Anyone who needs cross-training on DDC / Process Control Loops
  • What You'll Learn

    Topics covered during this training include:

    • Common process characteristics
    • Different tuning methods
    • How to tune DDC controllers for accurate control
    • The functions of proportional band, integral and derivative processes in a 3-mode or DDC controller
    • Consistently obtain process control for savings in dollars and quality.
    • Use computer simulation software in a “safe-to experiment” environment and gain experience in efficient control loop tuning.
  • Training Program Description


    • Process definition
    • First order lag
    • Dead time
    • Time constant explanation
    • Process gain
    • Self-regulating versus non self-regulating processes
    • Process gain


    • Proportional band
    • Integral
    • Derivative
    • Tuning goals
    • Relationship between proportional band and gain
    • Units for integral or reset
    • Quarter wave damping versus critical control
    • Proportional band, integral and derivative relate to error


    • General method closed loop
    • Ziegler-Nichols open loop methods
    • Ziegler-Nichols closed loop method
    • Improving as found tuning
    • Ultimate period
    • Process gain
    • Open loop tuning
    • Experienced based tuning


    • Cascade control
    • Ratio control
    • Feed forward control
    • “Wild Flow” in ratio control
    • Feed forward control system
    • Feedback penalty


    • At least 50 percent of the class time
    • PC-ControLAB
    • Process dynamic characteristics
    • PID controller characteristics
    • PID tuning from open loop tests
    • PID tuning from closed Loop tests
    • “As Found” PI tuning
    • Cascade control
    • Ratio control
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    Training Program Pricing

    2-Day Hands-On Lab + Lecture: $1,195 / Participant

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