October 2010

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HP Control: Process control practice renewal 2010—performance

In August 2010, I followed Allan Kern’s “Continuous Improvement or Core-Competency editorial”1 with a review of the purposes of process control and IT in the HPI. After 50 years, it is ..

Latour, P. R., Clifftent Inc.

In August 2010, I followed Allan Kern’s “Continuous Improvement or Core-Competency editorial”1 with a review of the purposes of process control and IT in the HPI. After 50 years, it is now time to standardize the method for determining the financial performance of instrumentation, control systems, IT and CIM, so we can justify them properly, set setpoints correctly, critique weaknesses, offer ways to strengthen the HPI operations and process control practices, and make more money. No one should play a game until they understand how to keep score. Proper performance measures are central to any renewal of process control. If the purpose of HPI plants is to make products that cr

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