Proper temperature control can help industries reduce energy consumption and operating costs. Students learn how to optimize temperature control systems to minimize energy waste and environmental impact.
The Armfield PCT62 temperature control system introduces students to fundamental control concepts, such as feedback control, proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers, and closed-loop control systems.
The temperature process control system includes a heated plate within a duct and a thermocouple. A fan at one end of the duct blows ambient air over the block, to change the control conditions and provide a disturbance to the system.
The system allows users to adjust the heater power and the air flow rate to develop a PID based control system then adjust these parameters to achieve the required time/temperature change profile for the system in response to step changes in system requirements.