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Process Optimization Gains Industrial Strength

We Review 25 Years of Uneven Progress From White Coats Toward Steel-Toed Boots

By Paul Studebaker

The history of process optimization, as chronicled over Control's first 25 years, starts with advanced control: going beyond single-loop control to adequately regulate the critical variables of often complex and unruly processes.

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