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Predictive Functional Control

Principles and Industrial Applications

Richalet, Jacques, O'Donovan, Donal

2009, XXII, 224 p.

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  • Introduces the industrial engineer to more efficient control for more cost-effective processes and more profitable industry
  • Shows the reader how to implement predictive control in programmable logic and digital control systems
  • Draws on the forty years of applications experience of the "Grandfather of predictive control"

The demands of the modern economic climate have led to a dramatic increase in the industrial application of model-based predictive control techniques. In fact, apart from PID, predictive control is probably the most popular control approach in use today.

The predictive functional control (PFC) technique was first used to develop a model-based predictive controller that was easy to understand, implement and tune from an instrumentation engineer’s perspective. In the forty years since, there have been thousands of successful applications of PFC controllers in a large and diverse group of industries.

Predictive Functional Control provides the reader with:

• a fundamental understanding of the principles associated with PFC;

• the basic PFC control equations to be implemented in all programmable logic controllers or digital control systems in block programming form; and

• tuning rules and implementation procedures.

In addition, some new features arising from the needs of the process industries are reported along with many examples of industrial applications.

This book is intended for technical staff in the process industries, familiar with classical control techniques, who need to take up the challenges posed by today’s economic environment; engineering graduate students requiring a background in modern control techniques; and industrial managers who require an overview of the PFC technique with a view to assessing its suitability for use in future projects.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Automotive Systems - Control - Control Applications - Control Engineering - Controller Implementation - Fundament - HVAC - Manufacturing - Modelling - Predictive Control - Process Control - Process Engineering - Stab - Water Treatment

Related subjects » Civil Engineering - Control Engineering - Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Production & Process Engineering

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