What Are Best Practices and Standards for Control Narratives?

What Are Best Practices and Standards for Control Narratives?

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...
When and How to Use Derivative Action in a PID Controller

When and How to Use Derivative Action in a PID Controller

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...
How to Manage Pipeline Valve Positioner and PID Tuning

How to Manage Pipeline Valve Positioner and PID Tuning

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...
Feedforward Control Enables Flexible, Sustainable Manufacturing

Feedforward Control Enables Flexible, Sustainable Manufacturing

This article was authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from Solutia Inc (now Eastman Chemical).   The reduction in inventories, coupled with...
PID Controller Tuning Rules

PID Controller Tuning Rules

This article was authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from Solutia Inc. (now Eastman Chemical).   Nearly every automation system supplier,...
How to Avoid Common Tuning Mistakes With PID Controllers

How to Avoid Common Tuning Mistakes With PID Controllers

This article was written by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from Solutia Inc. (now Eastman Chemical).   The proportional, integral, derivative (PID)...
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Thermal Mass Flowmeters

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Thermal Mass Flowmeters

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...
PID Tuning for Near and True Integrating Processes

PID Tuning for Near and True Integrating Processes

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...

What Is the Definition of PID Bumpless Transfer?

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...

How Do You Measure Control System Performance?

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...
How Do You Convert Tuning Settings of an Independent PID?

How Do You Convert Tuning Settings of an Independent PID?

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...
How to Achieve Tight Process Recirculation Temperature Control

How to Achieve Tight Process Recirculation Temperature Control

The following insights are part of an occasional series authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books and a retired Senior Fellow from Monsanto. Editor’s Note: This is Part 4 of a four-part blog series on smart automation of...
How to Make Transitions Between Cooling and Heating Smooth and Fast

How to Make Transitions Between Cooling and Heating Smooth and Fast

The following insights are part of an occasional series authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books and a retired Senior Fellow from Monsanto. Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a four-part blog series on smart automation of...

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