PID, APC

Courtesy: Peter Galan, retired control software engineer
PID, APC May 9, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering content: May 2-8, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered PID implementation, COVID-19 controls, future-proof manufacturing, creating connected industries and oil and gas. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Peter Galan, retired control software engineer
PID, APC May 2, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 25 to May 1, 2022

Articles about PID implementation, oil and gas, information control, quality of service and remote intelligence were Control Engineering’s five most-viewed articles from April 25 to May 1, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Emerson
PID, APC May 1, 2022

Control Engineering hot topics, April 2022

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in April 2022 included stories on optimal loop tuning, Engineers' Choice winners, PID, easy Industrial IoT and expanding manufacturing capabilities. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Peter Galan, retired control software engineer
PID, APC April 12, 2022

PID-correction-based control system implementation

The analog PID controller, still considered as the most powerful, can be modified as a discrete-time control system. Equations and examples follow.

By Peter Galan
Proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control loop tuning is a major component of process manufacturing operations. Courtesy: Avanceon, CFE Media and Technology
PID, APC April 11, 2022

PID loop control tuning advice

Brian Fenn from Avanceon offers advice on proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control loop tuning using examples from a recent project at a food and beverage facility, explaining how operations improved with machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). See video.

By Brian Fenn
Courtesy: Emerson
PID, APC April 11, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 4-10, 2022

Articles about optimal loop tuning, IIoT implementation, Engineers' Choice winners, IIoT and manufacturing and information control were Control Engineering’s five most-viewed articles from April 4-10, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Emerson
PID, APC April 1, 2022

The control system is key to optimal loop tuning

Leveraging the proportional-integral-derivative (PID) tuning tools embedded in automation software helps identify the ideal tuning values and maintain them, regardless of process changes. Example: Startup and product formula change time fell 40%; production rates of some products increased 35%.

By James Beall
Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
PID, APC March 7, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering articles February 28 to March 6, 2022

Articles about Engineers' Choice winners, advanced process controls, VFDs basics, HMIs and tuning a PM motor with a VFD were Control Engineering’s five most-viewed articles from February 28 to March 6, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
PID, APC March 1, 2022

Understanding the critical role of metrics for advanced process controls

Advanced process controls (APC) requires appropriate metrics, or key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure safe, efficient operations. Alarms, relief valves, safety systems and APC need monitoring. Learn five good APC metrics, the missing metric and four recommended practices for APC metrics.

By Allan Kern
Courtesy: Peter Galan, retired control software engineer
PID, APC January 31, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 24-30, 2022

Articles about the Control Engineering table of contents, artificial neural networks, IT/OT convergence, industrial automation and integrated cybersecurity were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 24-30, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra