Learn about batch process steps, types, and operation as well as batch process control strategies.
Batch Process Systems (APO03)
This lesson is designed for participants familiar with process control. A knowledge of standard symbols used in process control diagrams, PID control systems, and various process control strategies is also recommended.
This lesson introduces industrial batch process systems. The lesson includes batch process steps, types, and operation as well as batch process control strategies.
Describe the operational differences between batch and continuous processes. Identify components, functions, and control requirements of a batch process. Describe control variables and strategies for temperature control. List batch process steps in correct operational sequence. Describe the purpose of polymerization. Describe how the effects of disturbances and load changes can be minimized. Describe how the control system would respond to an increase in reaction rate in an exothermic batch process. Describe the heat transfer principles that contribute to batch process control. State the advantages of using a closed system of heating and using a heating or cooling coil. Describe the operation of a single feedback control loop and a cascade control loop. Describe the operation and control of a batch process using split range valves. Describe how pressure can be controlled.
Process Operations Library (3)
This lesson describes the design and operation of various heating and cooling systems utilized in industrial processes. The lesson also presents the principles of heat transfer and its effect on heat exchanger design. In addition, typical control strategies for various heating and cooling systems are presented.
This lesson introduces the concepts of distillation including the components, operation, and principles of distillation systems. The relationship of process variables such as temperature and pressure is described in relation to the proper operation of a distillation column. The lesson also presents basic and advanced distillation control strategies.