Author

Joshua Berger

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Pohlman, Nicholas A.

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

There are few automated gas control systems that incorporate anything more than proportional control. This thesis will look at the process of making beer at home with a three kettle setup, the possible parts that would need to be incorporated in the system to allow proportional integral derivative control, and how the control theory may work. The research required will look into the basics of control laws. A design hurdle that will need to be met is a control valve that is within the weekend home brewers price range. With a truly robust control system, a home brewer would save money and time. The final conclusion that was approached is that there is room for the product, but the product is not currently producible.

Extent

60 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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