Atron Electronic Systems

Material Testing Equipment

Thermal process control

CATEGORY: Thermal Process Control Educational System

Thermal process control, characterized by its slow nature and inherent delays, presents a significant challenge for control engineers across various industries.

The system being presented has the capability to simulate a basic thermal process utilizing a blower and an electrical heater. In this setup, air is drawn into the pipe via the blower and then passes through an electrical heater. Three high-speed temperature sensors are strategically placed at the pipe’s entrance, midpoint, and endpoint. Users can explore the performance of various types of control circuits and assess the impact of delays on system stability.

  • Time constant determination

  • Time delay determination

  • Transforming function calculation

  • PID control

  • System response

  • Distortion investigation in system response

  • Open loop and closed loop control system

  • Frequency response