Process Control Essentials Short Course

Event Descriptionshort_course

This course will provide industrial bioprocess personnel with a better understanding of all elements in a PID control loop including the sensor, actuator, process, and controller. Participants will gain hands-on experience operating and tuning loops using pilot scale equipment. Several different tuning methods and control structures will be explored.


Combining lecture and demonstrations, participants will gain the ability to:

  • Define and understand concepts and parameters of PID control
  • Evaluate the stability of different open and closed loop processes
  • Identify and troubleshoot common control loop problems
  • Tune control loops using different methods
  • Apply and understand the advantages of cascade control loops over single PID control

Intended Audienceshort_course2

Plant operators, maintenance personnel, and engineers of any experience level who use or maintain control equipment and/or DCS systems. Participants will receive a certificate of completion which may be used to document professional development hours.


Dr. Hunter Flodman, Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Scott Harmeier, Process Optimization Manager, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Columbus, NE

Dates & Locations

This 2-day course will be held May 8-9, 2017 at the College of Engineering (Othmer Hall /820 N 16th Street) on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus.

Attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations.


Registration now open here: For more information, contact Matt Jorgensen at or (308) 293-5884. 

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