Find opportunities to enhance your plant’s process control system

Nov. 10, 2020

The best process control in terms of ability to improve operational efficiency and capacity requires an understanding of the process relationships and the effect of operating conditions set by the automation system. Thus, process engineers clearly should play an important role in process control — but usually don’t. This lack of involvement leads to lots of missed opportunities to enhance a plant’s process control system. 

Greg McMillan highlights some common opportunities, explaining why they are overlooked and how to take advantage of them on our sister website ChemicalProcessing.com. His list includes: 

  • Disturbance location, 
  • Process responses, 
  • Titration curves, 
  • Terminology revelations, 
  • Deadtime sources, 
  • and many more.

Read the article on ChemicalProcessing.com.

About the Author

Greg McMillan | Columnist

Greg K. McMillan captures the wisdom of talented leaders in process control and adds his perspective based on more than 50 years of experience, cartoons by Ted Williams and Top 10 lists.

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