Continuous Process Control: Applications Of Heat Exchanger Control

Continuous Process Control: Applications of Heat Exchanger Control is part two of the Continuous Process Control four-part training series.

Produced in conjunction with ISA — The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA™) — the course discusses the basic operation of a liquid-to-liquid exchanger. Students will learn about controlled versus manipulated variables and the features, application, and changes of cascade control and feed forward control. In addition, students will look at the effects a modified heat exchanger system has on a continuous process.

Course objectives include:

  • Define the basic function of a heat exchanger system
  • Identify the characteristics of a common heat exchanger system
  • Describe the two types of variables needed for the heat exchanger to function properly
  • Explain how the heat exchanger controls product flow and product temperature
  • Describe how the heat exchanger functions with changes in product temperature
  • Describe how the heat exchanger operates in a cascade control loop
  • Describe how the heat exchanger operates in a feed forward control loop
  • Describe the effect on the process control system when a second heat exchanger is added.
Course menu:

Operation of Heat Exchanger System
  • Basic Functions and Types of Variables
  • Product Flow
  • Product Temperature
  • Changes in Product Temperature
Cascade and Feedforward Control
  • System Features of Cascade Control
  • Cascade Control Changes
  • Features of Feedforward Control
  • Feedforward Control Changes
Modified Heat Exchanger System
  • Features
  • Design of Split Range Valves
  • Controlling Heating Medium

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