Voices: McMillan & Control Talk

Knowing the best is the best

Understand the details to be sure you’re specifying the right flowmeter.

Apr 19, 2019

*Greg:* We often forget that the performance of equipment is in the care of the automation system that is the window into the process and the means of affecting the process. It starts with the measurement. You can only do as well as what the measurement tells you. Despite the process being in the critical care of the measurement, we may obsess over project budgets, losing sight of the bigger picture. The instrumentation is typically less than 10% of the cost of the equipment and piping, yet we see projects cut corners from misguided goals based purely on hardware cost.

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