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Closed Loop Control Exam Review

The exam on closed loop control includes sensors, actuators, and controllers, all essential elements of any feedback control system.

The following Learning Outcomes are relevant for the material in this section.

Level 3 (Highest)

  • Students will be able to tune a single feedback control loop.

Level 2

  • Students will learn about chemical processes, units, and corresponding equipment related to process control.
  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with process control terminology and understand the following control strategies: feed-back control, feed-forward control, and cascade control; as well as the difference between linear and nonlinear systems.
  • Students will be able to fit data from step or pulse tests to approximate linear models.
  • Students will understand and be able to use tuning relationships for PID controllers.
  • Students will demonstrate familiarity and experience with the application of process control principles on an industrial control system.
  • Students will be able to use a process simulator to conduct process control.
  • Students will understand the principles involved in selecting a control valve.
  • Students will be able to design a simple feedback loop to control process equipment.
  • Students will be able to perform preliminary valve sizing and understand the interaction of the valve with other process components.

Level 1

  • Students will demonstrate familiarity and experience with chemical process equipment.
  • Students will understand the concepts involved in multiple single loops in applications like simple distillation column control.