Webinar Recording: Practical Limits to Control Loop Performance

Webinar Recording: Practical Limits to Control Loop Performance

This educational ISA webinar was presented by Greg McMillan in conjunction with the ISA Mentor Program. Greg is an industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from Solutia Inc....
How to Improve Loop Performance for Dead Time Dominant Systems

How to Improve Loop Performance for Dead Time Dominant Systems

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...
Webinar Recording: Loop Tuning and Optimization

Webinar Recording: Loop Tuning and Optimization

This educational ISA webinar was presented by Greg McMillan in conjunction with the ISA Mentor Program. Greg is an industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from Solutia Inc....
How to Tune PID Controllers on Self-Regulating Processes

How to Tune PID Controllers on Self-Regulating Processes

This guest blog post is part of a series on loop tuning written by James Beall, a principal process control consultant at Emerson Automation Solutions with more than 35 years of experience in process control. Beall is a member of AIChE and ISA, and chair of ISA...
PID Controller Tuning Rules

PID Controller Tuning Rules

This post 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). Nearly every automation system supplier, consultant,...
How to Avoid Common Tuning Mistakes With PID Controllers

How to Avoid Common Tuning Mistakes With PID Controllers

The following technical post 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 proportional, integral,...
What Is the Definition of PID Bumpless Transfer?

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...

Supplementing PID Feedback Control with Feedforward Action

This guest blog post was written by Rick Slaugenhaupt, a senior engineer for MAVERICK Technologies. This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Click this link to read Part 1. As described in the first part of this blog series, the ubiquitous PID is applied to nearly every...

Simple Enhancement of PID Control

This guest blog post was written by Rick Slaugenhaupt, a senior engineer for MAVERICK Technologies. This is part one of a two-part series. Click this link to read Part 2. The venerable PID is assuredly the most widely used algorithm in industrial process control. Its...
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...
Temperature Sensor Installation for Best Response and Accuracy

Temperature Sensor Installation for Best Response and Accuracy

This post 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 installation of the sensor can introduce errors,...

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