By Harold L. Wade
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This in turn causes an increase in heat flow into the fluid, which causes the fluid temperature to rise. Finally, as the fluid temperature rises, the temperature difference between the fluid and the thermal bulb increases. This causes an increase in heat flow, and consequently an increase in the temperature sensed by the thermal bulb. This somewhat tedious discussion shows that this process can be represented by the hydraulic analogy, much as in Figure 3-14 but with four tanks in series, representing a series of four coupled first-order lags.
Hence, it is often recommended that valve positioners not be used on flow loops. Many practitioners disagree with this recommendation, however, preferring to use a positioner on all control valves, even flow. Any tendency toward interaction between the positioner and the flow controller is then compensated for by reduced controller tuning. In general, it can be said that most flow loops, if they oscillate, will have a period of around one to three seconds. We are interested in linearity because our preference would be that the loop have the same response with the set point at, say, 70 percent as it does when the set point is at, say, 30 percent.
If the temperature is above (below) that point, and if the heat generation curve lies above (below) the heat removal curve, then excess heat is being generated (removed) which will cause the temperature to move away from the equilibrium point. On the other hand, if the heat generation curve is below (above) the heat removal curve, then the temperature will move toward the equilibrium point. The solid line for heat removal represents an open-loop unstable process, whereas the dashed line represents an open-loop stable process.
Advanced regulatory control : system design and application by Harold L. Wade