Seven Steps for Improving Control Loop Performance


This paper outlines a systematic, seven-step approach for improving control system performance. It also describes the key points to follow for ensuring each step is implemented successfully.

The performance of industrial control loops directly affects company profitability and operability in several ways. It affects the stability, robustness and safety of the process. In addition, it plays a role in the cost, efficiency and maximum rate of production and influences the quality of the product. Optimizing the performance of regulatory controls requires knowledge of the process and control systems, the right tools for the job, and most important, a systematic approach to follow.