October 2013

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HP Viewpoint: How to improve process control performance

It is generally accepted that the health of proportional-integral-derivative (PID) loops and model predictive control (MPC) has a direct impact on a plant’s bottom line. Improved process control ..

Ruel, M., BBA Inc.

It is generally accepted that the health of proportional-integral-derivative (PID) loops and model predictive control (MPC) has a direct impact on a plant’s bottom line. Improved process control has been proven to reduce variability, increase product quality and yields, and reduce energy costs as well as raw material usage. The question, then, is this: How can a work process be developed to support this effort and maintain controller performance? The challenge Technology has evolved to the point where control engineers can now monitor control system performance and link it to variability. To ensure that control systems continue to perform well and meet their objectives, control engi

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