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The transducers Each tank was equipped with a silicon pressure sensor tightly sealed into the upper end of a plastic tube whose lower end reached the bottom of the tank. Thus level was indirectly measured from the pressure at the bottom of each tank. The pressure sensor output was suitably conditioned and buffered by an instrumentation amplifier to give a 0-10v signal For the single-loop experiment, the tank 2 level was used as output. For the two loop experiment tank 2 and tank 3 levels were used as output.
To overcome this problem several methods have been developed that automatically tune PID controllers. The most well-known method is that of Ziegler and Nichols developed back in 1942-1943, which determines the parameters by observing the gain at which the plant becomes oscillatory, and the frequency of mis oscillation. A more useful extension of the method allows the determination of those parameters from the observation of the open-loop response of the plant to a step input change. A similar method has been developed by Hazebroek and Waerden (1950).
The multivariable version of the algorithm. As explained in the introduction, in order to apply the single-loop algorithm that we presented above to multiloop processes we need to introduce a way to decouple the interaction disturbance. As shown in (Gawthrop 1985), a possible representation of one loop of such a multivariable process is described by Figure 1. /i (39) To satisfy conditions that will be presented later the assumption must be made that the interaction transfer functions are constants, ie.