FLPTU Flow, Level, Pressure and Temperature Regulation Unit for Process Control

FLOW, LEVEL, PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE REGULATION UNIT FOR PROCESS CONTROL - FLPTU

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The Flow, Level, Pressure and Temperature Regulation Unit for Process Control, "FLPTU", have been designed by EDIBON to study the fundamentals of process control systems, the behaviour and configuration of the devices involved and the design of the control strategies that regulate them.

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General Description

The "FLPTU", designed by EDIBON, allows the student to configure a flow, level, pressure and temperature control system, apart from studying the fundamentals of the control engineering on which they are based.

The "FLPTU" unit consists of a hot water circuit, a cold water circuit and a heat exchanger that transfer the heat between both circuits.

In the cold water circuit the three phase pump impels the water from the supply tank to an upper tank equipped with a pneumatic controlling valve that it is used as actuator of the flow, pressure, level and temperature control loops.

In the hot water circuit, a circulation pump makes water flow through a heating device and the heat exchanger. The heating device can be used as an actuator for the temperature control loop. In addition, the temperature of this circuit can also be regulated by controlling the flow that circulates through the cold water.

The "FLPTU" unit includes different types of sensors to close the control loops, the unit includes flow meter sensor, ultrasonic level sensor, differential pressure sensor, pressure sensor and temperature sensor in order to perform the four types of control loops with different actuators and sensors to give the students a complete understanding of process control theory.

The "FLPTU" unit allows to use the industrial controller, included in the supply of the unit to perform the level, pressure, temperature and flow control loop. The PID parameters of the industrial controller can be modified through the front panel of the device. During the practical exercises the student will understand the procedure to perform all the stages of a PID control loop, measure of the physical measurement with a sensor, signal conditioning, program the controller device, configure the set point value and adjust the PID parameters to perform an appropriate control of the process.

The "FLPTU" also allows to perform the control of the level, temperature, pressure and flow with the optional EDIBON PLC unit, not included in the "FLPTU" supply. There are available the PLC models of different manufacturers: PANASONIC, SIEMENS, OMRON, MITSUBISHI, ALLEN BRADLEY, etc.

Exercises and guided practices

GUIDED PRACTICAL EXERCISES INCLUDED IN THE MANUAL

  1. Familiarization with the main components of a control system: sensor, actuator and controller.
  2. Preparation of the piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) of flow, level, pressure and temperature control system.
  3. Effect of the parameters of a PID controller.

Flow control loop:

  1. Flow control open loop (manual).
  2. Flow control loop (on/off).
  3. Flow control loop (Proportional + Integral + Derivative).
  4. PID tuning of a flow control system.
  5. Effect of disturbances in a flow control system with PID controller.

Level control loop:

  1. Level control open loop (manual).
  2. Level control loop (on/off).
  3. Level control loop (Proportional + Integral + Derivative).
  4. PID tuning of a level control system.
  5. Effect of disturbances in a level control system with PID controller.

Pressure control loop:

  1. Pressure control open loop (manual).
  2. Pressure control loop (on/off).
  3. Pressure control loop (Proportional + Integral + Derivative).
  4. PID tuning of a pressure control system.
  5. Effect of disturbances in a pressure control system with PID controller.

Temperature control loop:

  1. Temperature control open loop (manual).
  2. Temperature control loop (on/off).
  3. Temperature control loop (Proportional + Integral + Derivative).
  4. PID tuning of a temperature control system.
  5. Effect of disturbances in a temperature control system with PID controller.
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MORE PRACTICAL EXERCISES TO BE DONE WITH THE UNIT

AE-PLC-PAN (also available with others PLC manufacturers: PANASONIC, SIEMENS, OMRON, MITSUBISHI, ALLEN BRADLEY, etc.). The practices available with the unit are:

  1. Reading and calibration of the pressure sensor signal with the PLC.
  2. Reading and calibration of the flow sensor signal with the PLC.
  3. Reading and calibration of the ultrasonic sensor signal with the PLC.
  4. Reading and calibration of the differential pressure transmitter sensor signal with the PLC.
  5. Manual control of the pneumatic control valve with the PLC.
  6. Pressure control loop with PLC.
  7. Flow control loop with PLC.
  8. Level control loop with an ultrasonic sensor and PLC.
  9. Level control loop with a differential pressure transmitter and PLC.

Several other exercises can be done with the PLC alone and designed by the user.

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