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Introduction to process automation and control



Delivery

The course will be delivered from the National Horizons Centre, Darlington, DL1 1HG

Duration

3 days

Overview

Delivered in conjunction with Applikon, Emerson and Industrial Technology Systems Ltd. (ITS), this three-day course introduces the benefits, strategies and concepts of automation and control in industrial biomanufacturing. Participants learn about the potential for control improvement, how to know when process control systems are underperforming, and gain an appreciation of how to build a business case for implementing better quality control systems.

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Content

Day 1

Session one
The Bio Control Systems Landscape

Session two
Dynamics and why it is important to control design

Session three
Open and closed loop control concepts, reverse acting / forward acting, performance metrics and PID control

Session four
Bioreactor measurement and the implications for control, online measurement and offline sampling

Session five
Controller tuning laboratory

Day 2

Session one
Advanced control concepts – feedforward, cascade and ratio control

Session two
Bioreactor loop interactions and their implications. Control strategies to mitigate interactions

Session three
Cost-benefit analysis

Session four
Industrial implementations of bioreactor control at the lab and pilot plant scale

Session five
Overview of statistical process control – concepts and its role

Day 3

Session one
Overview of advanced control concepts

Session three
Control and automation in the validated environment

Session two
Software demonstration of advanced control

Session four
Exploiting data from the controlled environment

Open Course Dates

Book Monday 7th February, 2022 - Wednesday 9th February, 2022
Online Virtual Classroom - £1,495 per learner