PID, APC

PID, APC September 11, 2022

Plant instrumentation and controls: Modernize or maintain?

Best project practices: How to achieve successful plant modernization and how to properly prepare for the project. See related article: Why modernize plant instrumentation, controls.

By Kevin Finnan
PID, APC September 9, 2022

Six questions that can help remove advanced process control roadblocks

Advanced process control (APC) helps process manufacturers unlock the full value of automation to reduce variability, improve throughput, and reach sustainability goals.

By Sean Sims
PID, APC September 8, 2022

Plant instrumentation and controls: Issues and drivers

Instrumentation and controls (I&C) operators are dealing with aging equipment that doesn’t allow them to take advantage of modern technology’s benefits, which can give them access to real-time information that allows them to make better decisions.

By Kevin Finnan
PID, APC September 6, 2022

Tutorial: How to find the best controller

Control system designers consistently seek the best control method for an application. See examples, equations and graphics.

By Peter Galan
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