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Methods which allow comparisons in the use of PI and PID controller strategies for the control of first order lag plus time delay processes (FOLPD) are worthy of investigation because of the relative lack of work done in this area. In this paper, strategies for comparing performance and robustness for a PI or PID controlled FOLPD process are analysed and designed. The use of different PID controller structures for processes with time delay is also worth considering in detail. Various PID controller structures are compared by means of servo and regulator time responses, Bode plots and Nyquist plots.
Heeg, Thomas and O'Dwyer, Aidan : Compensation of processes with time delays. Proceedings of the International Postgraduate Student Research Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology, November, 1998.