Smith Predictor for Control of Processes with Dead Times
Objective of the Application
A normal PI controller must be tuned very sluggish for processes with large dead times and the control performance will decrease accordingly. The control performance can be considerably improved with the help of a so-called Smith-Predictor.
The present example shows the realization of a control loop with PI controller and Smith-Predictor starting from the respective process tag type (CFC solution template) of the PCS 7 Advanced Process Library.
The following main points are discussed in this application note:
- How to create an instance and set the parameters of the process tag type.
- How to calculate the required process model for the Smith-Predictor.
- Benchmark simulations with and without Smith-Predictor, to show the potential benefits.
This entry was created with SIMATIC PCS 7 V7.1, the procedure is transferable to PCS 7 V7.0 and higher versions.
07/2009 First release