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Top 5 Control Engineering articles September 6-12, 2021

Articles about Engineering Leaders Under 40, control system improvements, APC improvements, factory of the future and effective process safety were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 6-12, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra September 13, 2021
Courtesy: Peter Galan, a retired control software engineer

The top 5 most read articles online, from Sept. 6-12 2021, for Control Engineering covered Engineering Leaders Under 40, control system improvements, APC improvements, factory of the future and effective process safety. Links to each article below.

1. Engineering Leaders Under 40, Class of 2021

Meet the engineers who are exceeding expectations and improving operations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues

2. Control system improvements: Feed-forward, adaptive, fuzzy control

Control methods that can be more effective than proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers, include feed-forward control, disturbance compensation, adaptive control, optimal PID control and fuzzy control.

3. Understanding the matrix for APC improvements

More agile tools are helping multivariable control become more effective for advanced process control and other applications than traditional model-based control (MPC) and real-time optimization. Process engineers, operations personnel, DCS and APC engineers, and other process operation and optimization stakeholders benefit from understanding the matrix.

4. Factory of the future: How to vitalize digital transformation

See five attributes of the factory of the future. Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) organizations, hardware and software synergy should be part of the roadmap.

5. How to achieve effective process safety

Automation systems and people can work together with a corporate safety culture in place that emphasizes zero-risk tolerance and proper understanding of engineering principles such as using proper alarm management strategies and systems, regulatory procedures and industry best practices.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Sept. 6-12, 2021, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.