Top 5 Control Engineering articles, November 30 to December 6: Fixing PID, Engineers’ Choice finalists, oil and gas simulation, more
The top 5 most read articles online, for Nov. 30-Dec. 6 for Control Engineering
covered fixing PID, the Engineers’ Choice finalists; oil and gas simulation, overlooked safety aspects, and a blast furnace retrofit. Link to each article below.
PID: Proportional-integral-derivative controllers may be ubiquitous, but they’re not perfect. Consider how deadtime affects integral action.
The Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering’s print and online subscribers.
The low price of oil has caused hydrocarbon companies to look at innovative ways of reducing their costs. Simulation modeling has recently emerged as a way of minimizing operating overhead or removing unnecessary scope from capital projects.
Process safety trends in risk management and functional safety: The basic process control system (BPCS) focuses on optimizing the process for business continuity. Risks mitigated through “after-the-fact” measures try to minimize an event’s impact.
A major Midwestern steel producer sees a sequenced changeover of all process control parameters, which yields successful implementation of a system upgrade with minimal downtime.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, November 30 to December 6, for articles published within the last two months.
– Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.