Module 8

Steam Drum Level

Steam utility systems are prevalent in almost all manufacturing complexes, as well as in many other commercial systems (including hospitals, universities, etc.). Because these systems are so important and have been in existence for many years, the control strategies are reasonably advanced. In this learning module, the instructors and students can choose their preferred control-system design technique for an example steam drum system.

After studying this module the reader should be able to understand

  • Tight control of steam drum level is important

  • Level control includes feedback, feedforward and cascade elements

The sections of this module are as follows:

M8.1 Background

M8.2 Process Model

M8.3 Feedback Controller ...

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