Practical Control of Surge Tanks Suﬀering from Frequent Inlet Flow Upsets
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2nd IFAC Conference on Advances in PID Control, 2012, 258-263 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In the presence of frequent inlet flow upsets, tuning of averaging level controllers is typically quite complicated since not only the size of the individual steps but also the time in between the subsequent steps need to considered. One structured way to achieve optimal filtering for such a case is to use Robust Model Predictive Control. The robust MPC controller is, however, quite computationally demanding and not easy to implement. In this paper two linear controllers, which mimic the behavior of the robust MPC, are proposed. Tuning guidelines to avoid violation of the tank level constraints as well as to achieve optimal filtering are presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 258-263 p.
Averaging level control, PI controllers, Surge tanks
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95601ISBN: 978-3-902823-18-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-95601DiVA: diva2:636479
2nd IFAC Conference on Advances in PID Control, Brescia, Italy, 28-30 March, 2012