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 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

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,...
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,...
How to Use External-Reset Feedback for Cascade Control

How to Use External-Reset Feedback for Cascade Control

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #95. The value of the external-reset feedback feature in PID controllers is becoming...
Use Field Analyzers to Measure Key Component Concentrations

Use Field Analyzers to Measure Key Component Concentrations

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #63 When we did process control improvements in the 1980s and 1990s, the major limitation was...

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