ZP43 - Essentials of Process Control

Course specification
Course titleEssentials of Process Control
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionComputer programming, Mechanical Operations, Heat transfer operations (or Mechanical and heat transfer operations), Mass transfer operations, Basics of reaction engineeringОблик условљености
    The goal1. Recognizing the importance of automatic control in chemical and other process industries, and the role of chemical engineers in this field. ; 2. Acquiring the basic theoretical knowledge on process dynamics and control. ; 3. Understanding the basic practical aspects of automatic control in process industries. ; 4. Learning about the necessary instrumentation in process industries ; 5. Learning about and practical implementation of the necessary mathematical tools. ; 6. Learning about and practical implementation of modern software tools in solving engineering tasks related to process control ;
    The outcomeQualifying the students for: ; - Working in automated plants of process industries. ; - Participating in specialized teams for designing control systems for process industries ; - Attending advanced courses in the area of process dynamics and control. ;
    Contents of lectures1. Introduction: basic definitions, basic principles and basic elements of control systems. ; 2. Process system as an object of process control: dynamic characteristics in the time, complex and frequency domains; simple examples of characteristic processes in process industries. ; 3. Instrumentation: measuring instruments, final control elements, controllers and additional equipment. ; 4. Feedback control: the working principle, conventional controllers, dynamics, stability, design, critical analysis. ; 5. The basic practical aspects of automatic process control. ;
    Contents of exercisesExercises in a computer laboratory, using MATLAB and its additions: Control System Toolbox, Simbolic Math Toolbox and Simulink. The practical lessons are organized in line with the theoretical lessons. The students are solving specific problems which have been addresses during the theoretical lessons.
    1. Menka Petkovska, “Merenje i upravljanje u procesnim sistemima ”, TMF, Beograd 2007 (Original title)
    2. A. Gilat, “Uvod u Matlab 7 sa primerima“, Mikro knjiga, Beogad, 2005 (Original title)
    3. Materijali sa predavanja, Materijali za vežbe, u elektronskom obliku (Original title)
    4. D.E. Seborg, T.E. Edgar, D.A. Mellichamp, “Process Dynamics and Control”, Willey, Danvers, 2004 (Original title)
    5. G.K. McMillan, D.M. Considine, “Process/Industrial Instruments and Controls Handbook“, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1999 (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingTheoretical lessons with simple examples, exercises in the computer laboratory, consultations, homework
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper50
    Practical lessonsOral examination