Afternoon Session of FE Exam -
Chemical Discipline

Process Control Topic Area



The following subtopics are covered in the Process Control portion of the afternoon, Chemical Discipline examination:

A. Sensors and control valves (e.g., temperature, pressure)
B. Dynamics (e.g., time constants, 2nd order, underdamped)
C. Feedback and feedforward control
D. Proportional, integral, and derivative (PID) controller concepts
E. Cascade control
F. Control loop design (e.g., matching measured and manipulated variables)
G. Tuning PID controllers and stability (e.g., Method of Ziegler-Nichols, Routh Test)
H. Open-loop and closed-loop transfer functions

The Process Control portion covers approximately 10% of the afternoon session test content.