Top 5 Control Engineering content: September 25-October 1, 2023
The top 5 articles from the past week include Control Engineering’s 2023 Engineering Leaders under 40, PID methods and model predictive control.
Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week covered Control Engineering’s 2023 Engineering Leaders under 40, PID methods and model predictive control.
Engineering Leaders Under 40 include 34 rising stars of innovation.
While PID control is a good choice for most process control applications, sometimes the application is too challenging or complicated. When that’s the case, six strategies can simplify the process.
How to automate: Using a valve characterizer example, learn how proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control can reach outside of usual linear processes to effectively handle real-world, non-linear applications.
Application: Advanced controls avoid hazardous surges to centrifugal and axial compressors. Processes described make it easier to find optimal PID settings using standard tuning routines that can be the basis for autotuning and makes it easier to implement adaptive control. See diagrams, equations.
Model predictive control offers food and beverage operations a variety of gains in efficiency, safety and waste reduction.