The Six Most Common PID Configuration Errors: How to Find and Fix Them


The PID control loop is one of the fundamental workhorses of the process industries. Day in and day out, millions of PID loops strive to keep processes safe, stable and profitable, but there is a secret, known only to control engineers and technicians: Many of these control loops are not properly configured, and the consequences could be devastating. This paper identifies the most common PID configuration issues and provides techniques to help plant-based personnel to find and fix these issues.