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5.3 Control

Ensuring predictable, stable, and consistent operation at target levels of performance with only normal variations.

Critical Work Functions

    5.3.1 Control strategy development
      5.3.2 Error handling
        5.3.3 Basic control (regulatory)
          5.3.4 Startup and shutdown sequences (procedural)
            5.3.5 Coordination control
              5.3.6 Safety
                5.3.7 Alarm handling
                  5.3.8 Testing/simulation
                    5.3.9 Implementation
                      5.3.10 Development
                        5.3.11 Integration
                        Technical Content Areas

                          5.3.12 Continuous and process control
                          • Process characteristics
                          • Feedback control & tuning (e.g., PID)
                          • Advanced regulatory control
                          5.3.13 Discrete and sequencing control
                          • Discrete/sequential control concepts
                          5.3.14 Batch control
                          • Control activity management
                          • Recipe management
                          • Equipment hierarchy model
                          5.3.15 Advanced control
                          • Fuzzy logic
                          • Non-linear
                          • Optimal control
                          • Robust control
                          • Expert systems
                          • Multivariable controls
                          • Model-based control
                          • Neural nets
                          5.3.16 Building automation
                          • Environmental monitoring
                          • Heating Ventilation Air-Conditioning (HVAC)
                          • Security
                          5.3.17 Motion control
                          • Controllers
                          • Motion control system design
                          • Performance
                          5.3.18 Controller equipment
                          • Distributed control systems: hardware and configuration
                          • Process automation controllers: hardware, architecture and communications
                          • Programmable logic controllers: hardware and configuration
                          • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems: hardware, architecture, and communications
                          • Embedded systems
                          5.3.19 Control system documentation
                          • Installation details
                          • Instrument lists
                          • Location plans (instrument location drawings)
                          • Logic diagrams
                          • Loop diagrams
                          • Operating instructions
                          • Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&ID)
                          • Process Flow Diagram (PFD)
                          • Specification forms
                          • Standards and regulations
                          5.3.20 Modeling and simulation
                          • Hardware device emulation
                          • Integration simulation
                          • Co-simulation
                          • Linear dynamic estimators
                          • First principle models
                          • Techniques for running simulations
                          • Virtual plant
                            • Actual control system configuration
                            • Advanced control tools
                            • Process model
                          5.3.21 Robotics
                          • Articulated
                          • Delta
                          • Gantry
                          • Selective Compliant Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA)
                          • Automated guidance
                          5.3.22 Software development
                          • Basic software engineering
                          • Principles of UI/UX/HMI (User Interface/User Experience/Human-Machine Interface)
                          • Data structures and algorithms
                          • Programming mobile systems
                          5.3.23 Programming languages
                          • Procedural (FORTRAN, C/C++, PASCAL)
                          • Functional (e.g., LISP, HASKELL)
                          • Declarative (e.g., SQL)
                          • Object oriented (e.g., .NET, Java)
                          • G-Code (CNC)
                          • Visual basic
                          • IEC – 61131-3
                            • Instruction list
                            • Ladder diagram
                            • Function block
                            • Structured text
                            • Sequential function chart
                          • Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL)
                          5.3.24 Visualization and display
                          • Human factors, user experience
                          • Machine level interfaces
                          • Mobile/portable
                          • Operator Interface (OIT) – Human Machine Interface (HMI)
                          • Enterprise interfaces – plant-wide displays, dashboards