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Fundamentals of lambda tuning
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Lambda tuning is a form of internal model control (IMC) that endows a proportional-integral (PI) controller with the ability to generate smooth, non-oscillatory control efforts when responding to changes in the setpoint. Its name derives from the Greek letter lambda (λ), which designates a user-specified performance... Read More

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Control Engineering industrial cyber security perceptions and practices survey
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In 2009, Control Engineering released a survey to determine how industrial users perceive threats to their networks, and what steps they’ve taken to defend against cyber attackers. The results then... Read More

Cyber security tools and methods for network penetration testing
Cyber security tools and methods for network penetration testing

In an interview with Matt Luallen recorded at the SANS SCADA Summit last February, Justin Searle discusses new tools for network penetration testing that he and his company, UtiliSec, developed... Read More

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ISA-S88 system reduces batch device task development
ISA-S88 system reduces batch device task development

S88 Builder from ECS Solutions allows batch processors to pre-configure process devices such as valves, pumps, variable drives, or tanks, and then configures these devices into specific operating... Read More

Network organization pushes industrial Ethernet for process automation, machine integration
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At Hannover Messe 2013, ODVA launched an initiative for process automation – in cooperation with ODVA members including Cisco Systems, Endress+Hauser, Rockwell Automation, and Schneider Electric – in... Read More

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Enterprise batch records and enterprise manufacturing intelligence
Enterprise batch records and enterprise manufacturing intelligence

In past blog posts where I’ve talked about enterprise batch records, I’ve also mentioned the... Read More

Program development: How to simplify a complex system
Program development: How to simplify a complex system

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert... Read More

Converting control systems: Take the time to improve control strategy
Converting control systems: Take the time to improve control strategy

One of the most frustrating expressions I see in scope documents is, “Convert the existing control... Read More

Operator training simulators can help meet plant-wide safety goals
Operator training simulators can help meet plant-wide safety goals

Operator training simulators (OTSs) can be a major asset to a large plant or refinery. However,... Read More

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