Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH3372 : Process Dynamics and Control Laboratory {0-0-3 / 2}
Subject Nature : Practical
Coordinator : Prof. Hara Mohan Jena


1. Study the Dynamic Characteristic of First Order System
2. Study the Dynamics of Two Non-interacting Capacities in Series
3. Study the Dynamics of Two Interacting Capacities in Series
4. Study the Dynamics of a Continuously Stirred Tank
5. Study the Characteristic of ON-OFF temperature controller
6. Study of Level Control using Magnetic Level Switch
7. Study the Dynamics and Control of Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger
8. Study of Pneumatic Control Value Characteristics
9. Study the Performance of Cascade Control System
10. Study of pressure Control system
11. Study of PID Control Trainer (PID auto tuning using Z-N method)
12. Study of Ratio Control System
13. Study of IP and PI Converter
14. Study of Feed-forward Flow Control
15. Study of Multivariable Level Control (Quadruple tank system)

Course Objectives

  1. The basic aim is to conduct experiments to acquire adequate knowledge in determining dynamics of open-loop and closed-loop systems
  2. Study the performance of various conventional controllers in controlling common process variables such as temperature, pressure, level and flow

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, a student should be able to:
1. understand and use the hardware and instrumentation needed for automatic process control
2. develop mathematical models of chemical processes by writing unsteady-state mass and energy balances. Validate the model outputs with the experimental results of real processes
3. characterize the dynamics of first order and higher order open-loop and closed-loop systems
4. implement and tune various conventional controllers on real systems controlling process variables such as temperature, pressure, level and flow.
5. work in a team to perform laboratory experiments and write technical reports

Essential Reading

  1. G. Stephenanopoulos, Chemical Process Control–An Introduction to Theory & Practice, Pearson Education, India , 2015
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Supplementary Reading

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