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Webinar details

The webinar will cover the essential aspects of process control from the point of view of using a controller on an assortment of loops. It will focus on why control is needed, the different types of control (open loop vs closed loop, etc.), technical aspects related to process control (e.g. dead time and time constant), discuss setpoint tracking and finally delve into the proportional, integral and derivative aspects of tuning a PID controller. This webinar will not touch on loop-tuning methodologies and techniques, due to time constraints.

  • The webinar will be recorded and will be sent out to registered attendees afterwards.
  • A certificate of attendance will be provided to attendees who request one near the end of the live webinar session.
  • Please note: the time stated on this event is in UTC. You will need to convert this to your own time zone.

Key takeaways from this webinar

  • What is process control all about?
  • Control strategies that can be implemented (OL, FB, FF, cascade, ratio, on-off, etc.)
  • How each of the P, I and D aspects of a controller can make a contribution.

Related courses

This webinar/topic relates to our school of Industrial Automation as well as particularly found in the following courses:

About the presenter

Dr. Rodney Jacobs – EIT Instructor & Senior International Consulting Engineer 

Rodney’s background is in the field of electrical engineering, and has consulted to numerous industries over the last thirty years, including oil & gas, mining, etc. Much of this has been related to the field of instrumentation, specifically with reference to PLCs, DCS, SCADA, loop tuning, etc. There has also been a natural migration to heavy current aspects of engineering, as well as safety systems.

He has presented face-to-face engineering workshops in more than fifty countries around the world and was one of EIT’s pioneering instructors in e-learning. Over the years, he has had the pleasure of presenting hundreds of workshops to thousands of engineering people. His qualifications are mostly engineering related, but there are also some in the field of psychology.


May 2
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
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