Getting to the truth about deadtime, rangeability, valve performance, positioners, lambda tuning, controller gain, fuzzy logic and neural networks
Books and courses in academia tend to address control issues on a more theoretical level, and even when partnering with industry, some practical information may be lacking. Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner offer their list of 'deal breakers' with regard to these vital applications.
From tips to avoid common PID tuning mistakes and the latest in wireless, to Forbes '30 and 30' list, these were the most-read articles on ControlGlobal.com this month.
From on-site coverage of TechED and new developments from ExxonMobil, to the latest in valve flow and reciprocating compressors, these were the most-read stories in 2016.
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Posted: Apr 07, 2015
This webinar, presented by GM Metso ExperTune's George Buckbee and Metso's Business Services Director Jarkko Raty, provides an overview of possible situations and solutions when finding and fixing control valves.
Posted: Mar 11, 2015
In recent years, a new generation of solenoid valve technology has been changing the shutoff valve game. Their modern designs provide pipeline and tank heating systems with robust, durable performance; safety; and regulatory compliance -- all while increas
Posted: Sep 16, 2014
Regulatory modifications in 2010 have raised important issues in design and use of industrial safety systems. Certain changes in IEC 61508, now being widely implemented, mean that designers and users who desire full compliance must give new consideration t
Posted: Apr 15, 2014
Information about the health of a control system, the I/O systems, field devices and final control elements can be critical for plant operation and uptime. Timely diagnostic information can mean the difference between a quick repair and hours or days of un