Controllers and Final Control Training

617-01 Introduction to Control Modes

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and function of the four main control modes used by industrial controllers.

  • Describe each of the following controller modes:
  • On-off control mode
  • Proportional control mode
  • Integral, or reset, control mode
  • Derivative, or rate, control mode
  • Explain how each mode works to keep a process at its desired value or setpoint

617-02 Operation of Automatic-Manual Transfer Stations

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the basic design, function, and use of an automatic-manual transfer station.

  • Identify the purpose and describe the operation of an automatic-manual transfer station
  • Describe the function of the transfer switch
  • Describe what is meant by transfer balancing
  • Explain how to transfer control from manual to automatic
  • Explain how to transfer control from automatic to manual

617-03 Final Control Elements

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the basic design and function of various types of final control elements used in control loops in industrial facilities.

  • Describe a final control element
  • Explain how control valves and their actuators are used as final control elements
  • Identify types of dampers used as final control elements
  • Describe common variable speed drives that may be used as final control elements
  • Explain how modulating power controllers are used as final control elements