Tag Archive: process control improvement

Jun
23

Top Ten Limitations – Value Analysis

Automation engineers don’t get anywhere near the credit they deserve for increases in process performance. The value would be obvious if the automation system could be turned off but no one would allow this capture of the “before” and “after”. We need to do a better job of documenting where we are and could be. …

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Jun
17

Top Ten Limitations – Missing Measurements

The greatest limitation I experienced as a user for process control improvement (PCI) was unmeasured process variables. If we had a high degree of instrumentation, so that only a configuration change was needed we could let our creativity roam free and quickly implement various improvements including new loops and feedforward control. Also, from trend charts …

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