Troubleshooting and Best Practice in Process Control and Loop Tuning

Organiser Engineering Institute of Technology + ProcessOnline


  • Understand the fundamentals of process control and new techniques
  • Tune PID control loops
  • Correct stability problems
  • Understand cascade loops and feed-forward control
  • Identify and correct problems with dead time in the process



3 x 2.5 hour interactive online sessions - Sept 10, Sept 17, Sept 24.

Course Details

Venues Online
Organiser Engineering Institute of Technology + ProcessOnline
Phone +61 2 9168 2500
Date 10 September, 2020 - 24 September, 2020
Price $ 800 + GST

Course Outline


This practical workshop covers all the essentials of process control and tools to optimise the operation of your plant and process, including the ability to perform effective loop tuning. Practical process control is aimed at engineers and technicians who wish to have a clear, practical understanding of the essentials of process control and loop tuning, as well as how to optimise the operation of their particular plant or process. These persons would typically be primarily involved in the design, implementation and upgrading of industrial control systems. Mathematical theory has been kept to a minimum with the emphasis throughout on practical applications and useful information.



Steve Mackay PhD. Dean ꟷ Engineering Institute of Technology

Steve has worked mainly in the automation, data acquisition, instrumentation, data communications and process control areas of engineering throughout Australia, Europe, Africa and North America for the past 35 years. He pioneered the application of new technologies such as high speed industrial data communications systems with considerable success. He has been responsible for activities ranging from detailed hardware and software design for control system interfaces to the management of complex multi-million dollar mechanical and electrical projects ranging from power stations, mining, oil and gas installations. Over the past two decades, Steve has also presented numerous courses world-wide to clients such as NASA, Rolls Royce and Manchester University to over 30,000 engineering professionals. He is currently Dean of the Engineering Institute of Technology which provides diplomas to doctoral degrees in engineering to over 1500 students per year from 150 countries using video/ web conferencing and remote lab technologies. He has over 25 of his books (either as editor or author) published by Elsevier throughout the world on aspects of engineering. A Fellow of Engineers Australia, he is a chartered professional engineer in Chemical, Mechanical and Electrical engineering.

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