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Automatisk bedömning av reglerkretsarsprestanda
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Automatic Evaluation of Control Loop Performance (English)
Abstract [en]

In this thesis, a computer program that in a simple way can calculate the performance of control loops at the refinery Preemraff Lysekil has been created. The computer program has been adapted to the environment at Preemraff Lysekil. Theories for evaluation has been studied in aspect of reliability and of automatic implementation. The evaluation has been carried out from data collected directly from control loops at the refinery and from simulated control loops with implemented errors.

Among the studied methods are Harris index and Stattin´s oscillation index. According to the literature the Harris index is the most used for measure of control performance, but the results show that it does not work as a single measure at Preemraff Lysekil. However Stattin´s oscillation index works well and can be used for detection of oscillations. Statistic measures like variance, IAE, ISE and a method based on histogram are also studied. All the statistical measures are simple to implement and are rather accurate. Several tests on control loops has been carried out and it has been shown that it ís enough to use the method based on histograms and Stattins oscillation index to get a good picture of the performace of the control loops at Preemraff Lysekil.

The work has resulted in a MATLAB tool that evaluates the control loops and can be run at any time. The tool first calculates Stattin´s oscillation index. The loops that are oscillating are marked. In the next step, the method based on histograms is used and a list with the worst performing loops at the top is created.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2005.
Keyword [en]
Reglerteknik, Loop performance, Harris index, oscillation index, refinery, IAE, ISE, histogram
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Control Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2760ISRN: LITH-ISY-EX--05/3636-SEOAI: diva2:20102
Available from: 2005-05-24 Created: 2005-05-24

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