PID Pre-Processor - Johnson Controls - Metasys - LIT-12011147 - Software Application - Controller Configuration Tool - 16.0

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Brand
Johnson Controls
Metasys
Product name
Controller Configuration Tool
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12011147
Version
16.0
Revision date
2023-10-02
Language
English

The PID Pre-Processor logic block provides a way to look up key process data information for the PID block. If controlling a proportional device, the outputs of the PID Pre-Processor are connected to the PID directly.

See the Cooling Proportional Valve v51, Heating Proportional Valve v51, Cooling Staged Outputs v51, and Heating Staged Outputs v51 sections for examples of how this block is used. For more in depth information on PID function, see PID PRAC Commissioning Overview.

The following table describes the inputs and outputs of the PID Pre-Processor logic block. Also, see the Process IDs Predefined Parameters in Appendix: Process IDs.

The PID Pre-Processor block provides a reliability value of Input Out of Range.

Table 1. PID Pre-Processor Block Inputs and Outputs

Name

Data Type

Exposed for Connection by Default

Description

Default Value

Inputs

Integral Time

Float

No

Specifies the time required by the PID’s integral action to contribute the same amount to the controller output as the proportional term for a constant error. This value is used when Standard Tuning is False.

729 Seconds

Interval

Float

No

Specifies the period that the process should run when Standard Tuning is False.

60 Seconds

Process Dead Time

Float

No

Specifies the time required for the process to begin to reflect the results of a step change.

72 Seconds

Process ID 1

Enum

No

Specifies the process being controlled. For each Process Identifier, only a certain set of units is allowed (see Appendix: Process IDs). If the Process Identifier is set to a value that does align with the current Units, the block’s Reliability is set to Input Out of Range and the logic continues to use the last reliable value. However, if Standard Tuning is False, the Process ID and Units inputs are ignored, the block is Reliable, and the outputs are calculated based on the current values of the Process Time Constant, Process Dead Time, and Process Range inputs. If a process ID is not available for the particular process being controlled, then choose a process ID with a similar dynamic response and units.

ZN-T

Process Range

Float

No

Indicates the range that the PID Process Variable traverses as the PID Present Value varies between its minimum and maximum values. For example, when the Process Variable ranges between 60 and 90 degrees due to the PID Present Value varying from its Low Limit to its High Limit, then Process Range is set to 30 (|60 - 90|).

22, 40

Proportional Band

Float

No

Specifies the amount of change in the Process Variable that produces a full range change (High Limit - Low Limit) in the Present Value. This value may not be a negative number. This value is used when Standard Tuning is False.

16

Standard Tuning

Boolean

No

Indicates whether to use standard process data or to directly pass the process data inputs to the corresponding outputs. If the Standard Tuning input is False or the Process Identifier is Other, the block passes the Time Constant, Process Dead Time, Process Range, Proportional Band, Integral Time, Saturation Time, and Interval directly to their corresponding effective outputs.

True

Saturation Time

Float

No

Specifies time required for the process to saturate (high or low) when the output of the PID reaches its High Limit or its Low Limit, when Standard Tuning is False.

600 Seconds

Time Constant

Float

No

Indicates the time required for a system to reach 63% of its final magnitude given a 100% step change.

720 Seconds

Units

Enum

No

Specifies the units used for the process being controlled. For each Process Identifier, only a certain set of units is allowed (see Appendix: Process IDs). If the Process Identifier is set to a value that does align with the current Units, the block’s Reliability is set to Input Out of Range and the logic continues to use the last reliable value. However, if Standard Tuning is False, the Process ID and Units inputs are ignored, the block is Reliable, and the outputs are calculated based on the current values of the Process Time Constant, Process Dead Time, and Process Range inputs.

°C, °F

Outputs

Eff Integral Time

Float

Yes

Indicates the integral time determined by the block to pass to the PID.

729 Seconds

Eff Period

Float

Yes

Indicates the interval/period determined by the block to pass to the PID.

60 Seconds

Eff Process Dead Time

Float

Yes

Indicates the dead time determined by the block to pass to the PID.

72 Seconds

Eff Process Range

Float

Yes

Indicates the process range determined by the block to pass to the PID.

22, 40

Eff Proportional Band

Float

Yes

Indicates the proportional band determined by the block to pass to the PID.

16

Eff Saturation Time

Float

Yes

Indicates the saturation time determined by the block to pass to the PID.

600 Seconds

Eff Time Constant

Float

Yes

Indicates the time constant determined by the block to pass to the PID.

720 Seconds

Minimum Tune Band

Float

Yes

Indicates the region around the PID setpoint that the PRAC+ does not attempt to tune.

0.88, 1.6

1 This input or output is the Default Element of the block.