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Analytical Process Control Question

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Steam flow to the heat exchanger
Describe in detail the effect this calibration error will have on the performance of the analytical process control system....

Inspecting the Trends of PV and SP on a Process Chart Recorder

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Trends of PV and SP on a process chart
Inspecting the trends of PV and SP on a process chart recorder, you notice the poor quality of control loop....

Analytical Control System of Heat Exchanger Questions

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Steam flow to the heat exchanger
Describe in detail the effect this heat exchanger problem will have on the performance of the analytical control system....

Process Control Loop Testing

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Practical Process Control System Questions
A very useful technique for testing process control loop response is to subject it to a “step-change” in controller output. In other words, the process is perturbed (the highly technical...

Identify Level Control Loop Tuning Problems

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Level Transmitter trend
A level control loop is supposed to maintain a constant level of liquid at the bottom of the stripping tower where considerable amount of vibration exists, but it seems to have...

Process Control High Level Alarm Fault Analysis

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Stripping tower unit
An operator reports a high level alarm (LAH-12) displayed at the control room for the last 13 hours of operation, in this sour water stripping tower unit (where sulfide-laden water...

Compressor Emergency Shutdown Root Cause Analysis

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compressor emergency shutdown system
The compressor emergency shutdown system (ESD) has tripped the natural gas compressor off-line three times in the past 24 hours. Each time the operator goes to reset the compressor interlock,...

Liquid Flow Control Loop Controller Action

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liquid flow control loop
A liquid flow control loop consisting of a flow transmitter (FT) to sense liquid flow rate through the pipe and output an electronic signal corresponding to the flow. A flow...

Practical Process Control System Questions & Answers – 12

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two chemical streams are mixed together
In this process, two chemical streams are mixed together in a reactor vessel. The ensuing chemical reaction is exothermic (heat-producing) and must be cooled by a water cooling system to...

Practical Process Control System Questions & Answers – 11

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level control system
Examine this P&ID for a level control system in a vessel where two different fluids (Feed A and Feed B) are mixed together: Determine the effect on the control system’s...

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