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Instrumentation And Process Control In Food Industry

Understanding the fundamental Principles of Controlled Systems


IIT Kharagpur and NPTEL

About the Course

The course delves into the fundamental principles of controlled systems in the Food industry. Students will explore how instruments monitor these systems and utilise feedback mechanisms to implement effective control strategies. By the end of the course, participants will be adept at designing stable controllers using proportional-integral-derivative (PID) combinations. It also emphasises the application of transform calculus to derive real-time solutions for the responses of second-order systems.

1.What You Will Learn?
2.Who Should Go For It?
3.Points to Note

The students will go through the fascinating world of controlled systems and gain a strong foundation in the principles that govern the systems, from how they're monitored by instruments to how feedback mechanisms create effective control strategies. Here's a quick overview of what you will learn throughout the course.

Understanding of Process Control
Laplace Transform Mastery
Zero, first, and second-order instruments
Process control: CSTR Model
Proportional, PI, and PID Controllers
Block diagram representation
Problem exercises
Loop transfer function
Stability and frequency analysis

The course is designed to be accessible to a wide range of professionals within the food industry who want to gain valuable knowledge and skills in process control to improve food production efficiency and safety. It would be an ideal choice for the:

Science graduates or post-graduates
Professionals in Process Industries
Anyone Interested in Control Systems
Agriculture Enthusiasts
It is offered free of charge, making it a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable knowledge in food process control without any financial commitment.
Provides a rich learning experience through a combination of video lectures, and case studies.
Benefit from the knowledge and experience of Prof. Ashis Kumar Datta, an Emeritus Professor of the Agricultural and Food Engineering Department post, who retired in 2019.
It focuses on the application of instrumentation and process control principles within the food industry.


Field of Study:Instrumentation And Process Control In Food Industry
Type:Free Certificate Course
Duration:8 weeks
Mode of Learning:Online
Average Salary Offered:The average salary offered in this field ranges from ₹ 2.2 LPA to ₹ 8.3 LPA depending upon your skills, experience, and level of knowledge.
Employment Roles:
  • Food Process Engineer
  • Food Safety Specialist
  • Production Supervisor
  • Processing Control Officer