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...
How to Measure pH of Ultrapure Water in Power Industry Applications

How to Measure pH of Ultrapure Water in Power Industry Applications

This article is from the January/February 2015 issue of InTech magazine and was written by Fred Kohlmann, Midwest business manager for analytical products with Endress+Hauser Water covers more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface and has varying degrees of purity in...
How to Select a pH Sensor for Harsh Process Environments

How to Select a pH Sensor for Harsh Process Environments

This guest post is authored by Vickie Olson, product marketing manager at Honeywell Process Solutions. For today’s process plants, pH is an important parameter to measure in a host of demanding applications. A good example is flue gas desulfurization (FGD) control...
How to Obtain Concentration Measurements from Common Inline Sensors

How to Obtain Concentration Measurements from Common Inline Sensors

This guest 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).   Ultimately what we want to know and control is...
How to Determine the Health of an Industrial pH Glass Electrode

How to Determine the Health of an Industrial pH Glass Electrode

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 #86.   There is not a whole lot of current information on the response time of pH electrodes....

Use Middle Signal Selection to Improve pH Measurement Reliability

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 #88. Biopharmaceutical batches are often worth more than a million dollars. The product quality...

The Best Process Control Technical Resources May Be Out of Print

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 #53. I have about 100 binders of articles and papers and 100 books that were gathered between...
ISA Author Spotlight: Greg McMillan Career Is an Open Book

ISA Author Spotlight: Greg McMillan Career Is an Open Book

Winner of ISA’s prestigious ISA Life Achievement Award in 2010 and many times recognized and awarded for his achievements during the course of his career, Greg McMillan is ISA’s most prolific author. Greg cranks out at least one book—sometimes two—a year, has written...
Auto-Tuning Takes Too Long – Now What?

Auto-Tuning Takes Too Long – Now What?

This guest post is authored by Greg McMillan. In the ISA Automation Week Mentor Program I am providing guidance for extremely talented individuals from Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. We will be sharing a question and the answers each...

MPC, Fuzzy or PID?

This guest 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).   In the ISA Mentor Program I am providing...

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