Digital Computer Applications to Process Control

Digital Computer Applications to Process Control

Proceedings of the 6th IFAC/IFIP Conference, Düsseldorf, F. R. Germany, 14-17 October 1980

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editors: R. Isermann, H. Kaltenecker
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146492

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Digital Computer Applications to Process Control presents the developments in the application of digital computers to the control of technical processes. This book discusses the control principles and includes as well direct feedback and feed forward control as monitoring and optimization of technical processes. Organized into five parts encompassing 77 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the two categories of microprocessor systems. This text then discusses the concept of a sensor controlled robot that adapts to any task, assures product quality, and eliminates machine tending labor. Other chapters consider the ergonomic adaptation of the human operator's working conditions to his abilities. This book discusses as well the self-tuning regulator for liquid level in the acetic acid evaporator and its actual performance in production. The final chapter deals with algebraic method for deadbeat control of multivariable linear time-invariant continuous systems. This book is a valuable resource for electrical and control engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Survey Papers

    S1 Status of Hardware and Software for Microcomputers

    S2 Requirements for Successful Closed-Loop Optimization of Petroleum Refining Processes

    S3 Design Methods for Computer Controlled Real-Time Automation Systems

    S4 Aspects of Development and Verification of Reliable Process Computer Software

    S5 Computer Control in the Fertilizer Industry

    Case Study Papers

    CS1 Computer Control for Industrial Robots

    CS2 Management and Optimization of an Extensive High-Pressure Gas Net-Work

    CS3 Digital Control of a Rotary Drier in the Sugar Industry

    CS4 The Design and Implementation of a Microcomputer System for the Control of a Submerged Arc Furnace

    CS5 The Application of a Distributed Control System to a Board Mill

    CS6 Computer-Controlled Start-Up and Shut-Down of Process Operations in Cement Plants

    CS7 Reduction Cell Automation Using Distributed Microprocessor Systems

    Tutorial Papers

    T1 Design of Man-Machine Interfaces

    T2 Parameter Adaptive Control Algorithms

    T3 Fibre-Optical Communication in Computer Systems

    Technical Sessions Applications

    A1: Chemical and Oil Industries

    A1.1 Self-Tuning Adaptive Control of Two Installations in Chemical Industry

    A1.3 Application of Self-Tuning Regulators to the Control of Distillation Columns

    A2: Cement Industry

    A2.1 Experimental Analysis and Modelling of a Rotary Cement Kiln

    A2.2 The Algorithms of Construction of Non-Conventional Digital Controllers

    A3: Energy and Power Systems I

    A3.1 The Process Computer Control System of the Hydroelectric Power Stations along the River Danube in Austria

    A3.2 Digital Governor Using Microcomputers for Modern Steam Turbines

    A3.3 On-Line Computer Control of a Nuclear Reactor Using Optimal Control and State Estimation Methods

    A4: Energy and Power Systems II

    A4.1 On-Line Computer System for Continuous Criticality Control of Some Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Facilities

    A4.2 Reactor Start-Up and Shut-Down by Means of a Digital Hierarchical Decentralized Informational System

    A4.3 Multilevel Control of the Power Density Distribution in a Nuclear Reactor Core

    A5: Transportation and Traffic Control I

    A5.1 Measurement of Speed and Time Headway of Motor Vehicles with Video Camera and Computer

    A5.2 Designing for Change in the Urban Traffic Control Market

    A5.3 Digital Model Reference Adaptive Control with Applications to Ship's Steering

    A6: Transportation and Traffic Control II

    A6.1 Supervision and Control of Gas Transportation and Distributed Systems

    A6.2 Optimal Traffic Control for Automated Railway Systems

    A7: Heating and Climate Systems

    A7.1 Computer Optimization of Refrigeration Systems in a Textile Plant - A Case History

    A7.2 Energy Conservation in an Airconditioning Installation through a Microcomputer-Based Control System

    A8: Metallurgical Processes

    A8.1 A Mathematical Model to Control a Six Stand Hot Strip Finishing Mill

    A8.2 Quality Control in Metallurgy by Texture Analysis

    A8.3 Mould Level Control in Continuous Casting Machines

    General Aspects

    G1: Multivariable Systems

    G1.1 Algebraic Approach to Deadbeat Control of Multivariable Linear Time-Invariant Continuous Systems

    G1.2 Predictive Control Using Impulse Response Models

    G1.3 Self-Tuning Controller of MIMO Discrete Time Systems

    G2: Control Algorithms

    G2.1 A Sampled Data Controller for Processes with Time Delay and Load Disturbances

    G2.2 A Comparison of Some Time-(Sub) Optimal Control Algorithms for In-Line Computer Control

    G2.3 Evaluation of Self-Tuning Controllers for Distillation Column Control

    G3: Adaptive and Self-Tuning Digital Control

    G3.1 Adaptive Control of Rotary Drum Driers

    G3.2 Digital Parameter-Adaptive Control of an Air Conditioning Plant

    G3.3 Adaptive Control to a Dry Etch Process by Microcomputer

    G4: Optimization

    G4.1 Software Package for Computer-Aided Design of Optimal P, PI, PID Controllers

    G4.2 Overcoming Model Uncertainties in Optimising Supervisory Control

    G4.3 The Optimization of the Energy Wastes in the Complex Water-Supply Systems

    G5: Modelling and Simulation I

    G5.1 Nonlinear Models, Linear in Parameters

    G5.2 Investigation of the Peterka-Type Self-Tuning Regulator by Simulation

    G5.3 Mathematical Modelling of a Steam Generator

    G6: Modelling and Simulation II

    G6.1 Anaerobic Digester - Steady States, Transients and Control

    G6.2 On-Line Parameter Estimation of a Solar Circuit by a Micro-Computer

    G6.3 A Dynamic Model for the State- and Parameter Estimation in Electric Power Systems

    G7: Distributed Multi-Computer Systems I

    G7.1 Biprocessor Configuration with Alternating Hierarchy for High Speed Process Control

    G7.2 Design Considerations for Microprocessor Based Controllers

    G7.3 A Microprocessor Based Process Controller for Interactive Control Applications

    G8: Distributed Multi-Computer Systems II

    G8.1 Error Recovery in Distributed Computer Networks to Process Control

    G8.2 Criteria to Improve Interface Structures According to the Measurement Methods

    G8.3 Laboratory Automation as a Step to a Process Information System

    G9: Man-Machine Communication

    G9.1 Software Architecture of a Graphic Display Terminal with Interactive Picture Generation Capability

    G9.2 Data Base for Man-Machine Interaction in a Transport Environment

    G9.3 Man-Machine Communication in Nuclear Power Plants - A Nordic Cooperation Project

    G10: Real-Time Languages

    G10.1 Industrial Experience with Process Control Programming Language PEARL

    G10.2 Programming of Control Functions in a Microcomputer Based Control System

    G10.3 Application of the Specification and Design Technique EPOS to a Process Control Problem

    G11: Methods for Improving the Productivity and Quality of Application Software

    G11.1 Software Production for Computer Controlled Automation Systems

    G11.2 The Impact of Distributed Computer Control Systems on Software

    G11.3 Maintainable Software Structure for Train Traffic Control Systems: SPRINT

    Late Papers

    A1.2 A Digital Computer Configuration for Optimized Control of a Thermal Cracking Reactor

    A2.3 Interactive Computer Control Systems for Technological Processes

    Discussion Sessions

    DS1 Maintenance of Application Software - Report

    DS2 Data Highway Systems - Report

    DS3 Energy Saving as a Benefit of Computer Control - Report

    DS4 Distributed Process Control Systems - Report

    DS4.1 Distributed Data Acquisition and Control in the Laboratory Environment - Today and Tomorrow

    DS4.2 An Efficient Redundancy Concept for a Microcomputer-Based Failure Tolerant Controller Station

    DS4.3 State and Trend of Distributed Process Control Systems, Noticeable on INTERKAMA '80

Product details

  • No. of pages: 596
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146492

About the Editors

R. Isermann

Affiliations and Expertise

Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany

H. Kaltenecker

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