Instrumentation and regulation of processes


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The course will introduce the students to process design, including instrumentation and economics, as well as process regulation.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the course must be able to

  • explain process design
  • explain instrumentation
  • explain process regulation
  • explain PID design and tuning


  • represent systems in block diagrams
  • set up the necessary differential equations to simulate the dynamics of a system and use them to predict the system's response to impact
  • linearize a nonlinear system of differential equations
  • solve linear differential equations via Laplace transformation
  • specify the relevant control constants for a simple control system
  • design and dimension processes, including the selection of relevant instruments (pumps, valves, pipes) taking into account the chemical and physical resistance of the instruments
  • draw up PI and PI&D diagrams for processes
  • perform basic process design and process economic calculations

Type of instruction

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 working hours



Name of examInstrumentation and regulation of processes
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInstrumentering og regulering af processer
Module codeK-KEM-B6-49A
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Water and Environmental Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science