Asession 3220
Process Control Laboratory Experiments
Using LabVIEW
Nam K. Kim
Department of Chemical Engineering
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931
Abstract
The process control laboratory course in Chemical Engineering at Michigan Tech w

Laboratory 3
This laboratory section introduces the Loop Pro software that the Chemical Engineering
department has on the computers in ECS-113. In this lab you will work with a simulation of
a pair of draining tanks. The attached instructions and workshee

ChE 460 Lab 6
Workshop 5: PI Control of Heat Exchanger Temperature
Objective: To learn about the performance of a PI controller and to explore the interaction of the two
tuning parameters on controller performance. Also, to learn how Design Tools can
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Laboratory Session 5
In laboratory 2, we developed models for a CSTR. We used the complete model in engineering variables to develop a linear approximation of the complete model. The approximate
linear model was then used to develop a model in the Laplace

Laboratory 4
For this laboratory we will investigate the behavior of a process under closed loop control.
We will work with a system that exhibits second order plus dead time. The attached
instructions and worksheets describe in detail the procedures used

Laboratory Session 2Continued
For this lab we will continue the model development of the CSTR. In the last lab, we
developed the original model in the engineering variables. We will now develop linear models
in the Laplace domain for the reactor.
The case

Laboratory Session 2
We wish to process reactant A in the CSTR shown below to produce a valuable product
B:
A B
Laboratory tests have established that the rate law for consumption of A is given by:
rA = kCA2
The volume of the tank is fixed and the density

Laboratory Session 7
In a previous lab, we looked at obtaining tuning information by closing the loop and
increasing the gain until oscillation occurs. In this lab, however, we will look at the open
loop response of a process. We want to understand the qu