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Cambridge Students Perform Experiment at MIT over the internet - a CMI funded initiative

7th December, 2004
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For the first time in 2004, Chemical Engineering Students from the University of Cambridge, UK, performed an experiment located at MIT in Boston on Process Control. The students connected to this experiment, located on the other side of the Atlantic, over the internet. They applied their knowledge of process control, a topic taught in the Chemical Engineering course, to tune a controller for the hot inlet temperature of a heat exchanger. The control and observation of its response was done via a web interface. This experiment replaced a pen and paper exercise of an idealised system for the Process Dynamics and Control Course.