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Award-Winning Article on Tips for Control Loop Performance

Posted in Process Optimization on Friday, October 20th, 2017. No comments yet
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A few weeks ago, I recapped an article by Emerson’s Mark Coughran, Know when to look outside the PID tuning. It turns out that this article was not only filled with the wisdom that Mark has accumulated over the many years as a process control & optimization consultant. It was also award-winning. The International Society […]

PID Control History and Advancements

Posted in Control Strategies, Process Optimization on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013. No comments yet
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PID (proportional-integral-derivative) control, a foundational control technology for process manufacturers, has been with us since the early 1900s. In a Control Engineering article, Evolving PID Tuning Rules – A Brief History, Starting With The Earliest PID Controllers To The Most Recent Developments. There Is More Continuity Than You Might Expect, Emerson’s Terry Blevins and Willy […]

Enjoy New Orleans and Learn Process Automation this Week

Posted in Education on Monday, March 4th, 2013. No comments yet
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I had the pleasure of beginning my process automation career in New Orleans, Louisiana working as a Conoco systems engineer on offshore oil & gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. New Orleans’ food, festivities, sights and sounds are firmly embedded in my memories. For process automation engineers who live in the greater New Orleans […]

Simplify PID Tuning to Meet Process Objectives Webinar

Posted in Education, Process Optimization on Thursday, January 10th, 2013. No comments yet
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Today must be the day to make you aware of January 16 webinars. I have another one to share with you, Simplify PID Tuning to Meet Process Objectives, by Control Talk blog’s Greg McMillan. The webinar is scheduled for 12:30-1:30pm EST (9:30-10:30am PST) on Jan 16. You can register here. This is one of several […]

Control Loop Foundation Learning Website

Posted in Education, Process Optimization on Monday, November 15th, 2010. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Terry Blevins and Mark Nixon‘s new book, Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes was highlighted in an earlier post here on the blog. As I noted in the post, the intent of the book was to give automation professionals a foundation in process control in subjects such as: …measurements, on-line analyzers, final […]