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“Comparing PI Tuning Methods in a Real Benchmark Temperature Control System”

Authors: Finn Haugen,
Affiliation: Telemark University College
Reference: 2010, Vol 31, No 3, pp. 79-91.

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Keywords: PI tuning, air heater, Skogestad´s method, Ziegler-Nichols´ methods, Hägglund and Åström´s method, Tyreus-Luyben´s method, Relay method, Setpoint Overshoot method, Good Gain method

Abstract: This paper demonstrates a number of PI controller tuning methods being used to tune a temperature controller for a real air heater. Indices expressing setpoint tracking and disturbance compensation and stability margin (robustness) are calculated. From these indices and a personal impression about how quick a method is to deliver the tuning result and how simple it is to use, a winning method is identified.

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  title={{Comparing PI Tuning Methods in a Real Benchmark Temperature Control System}},
  author={Haugen, Finn},
  journal={Modeling, Identification and Control},
  publisher={Norwegian Society of Automatic Control}


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