October 23, 2018 Damien Munroe

​It’s always best to use the right tools. If you like doing a bit of DIY like me, then you probably learned this lesson the hard way…just like me. Whether it involves cutting tiles for a bathroom floor, cutting timber for a deck Read More

September 26, 2018 Damien Munroe

​Regulatory control provides the foundation for advanced, supervisory capabilities. Neglect the PIDs and any visions of advanced control grandeur will quickly come crumbling down.

While I’ve been known to enjoy an occasional Read More

September 1, 2018 Damien Munroe

Technology Can Help You Remain on Top of Dynamics that are In a State of Constant Change

​As Practitioners we can all be a bit funny when it comes to energy conservation – generally mindful of energy consumption while at work but leaving items Read More

August 8, 2018 Damien Munroe

If you’re a controls or process engineer, then you’ve probably spent more time than you care to admit tuning PID loops, I certainly have! I shudder remembering some of the different methods I tried – a mix of guess and test procedures passed along or picked up from one job to the next. Fort Read More

April 18, 2018 Damien Munroe

Three Recent Developments that Should Make PID Optimisation a Priority

Whether you tune underperforming PID controllers manually or with the help of software, one thing that both approaches assume is: You know which loop is the bad actor!

A recent post of mine focused Read More

January 26, 2018 Damien Munroe

A Simple Method for Modelling Processes and Tuning Loops

Has a colleague ever commented: “How’d you manage that?” When the question is spoken like a statement, that’s when you know you’ve accomplished something special. Ironically, when it comes to tun Read More

January 5, 2018 Damien Munroe

- 4 Most Common Data Collection and Controller Tuning Pitfalls

Ask technicians and engineers about manually tuning PIDs. Their responses usually fall into one of three different groups: 1) Some who will say it’s a “dark art” and won’t stray from an OEM’s Read More

November 22, 2017 Damien Munroe

Stop Chasing Symptoms by Asking 5 Simple Questions:

I’ve always thought of myself as a “systems thinker”. If you read my previous post here on PII about Read More

November 1, 2017 Damien Munroe

5 Keys to Transitioning from Startup to Optimisation Successfully

When reconnecting with a friend I was reminded of a project during my days working together in Oil and Gas. That job highlighted the difference in skills needed when starting up a process versus those that are needed to opt Read More

In the Oil & Gas sector every minute of downtime is a costly interruption to production efficiency and throughput. Read on how PlantESP was able to catch a highly variable loop with the Average Absolute Error metric #manufacturing https://t.co/TT45oZsNFo

In the Oil & Gas sector every minute of downtime is a costly interruption to production efficiency and throughput. Read on how PlantESP was able to catch a highly variable loop with the Average Absolute Error metric #manufacturing https://t.co/TT45oZsNFo

The typical facility relies on 100s of control loops to regulate production. It can be challenging just to identify problems let alone isolate the associated root-causes. Dan Egan discusses how PlantESP helps find the problems in your facility https://t.co/JHlJTDDa7p

The typical facility relies on 100s of control loops to regulate production. It can be challenging just to identify problems let alone isolate the associated root-causes. Dan Egan discusses how PlantESP helps find the problems in your facility https://t.co/JHlJTDDa7p

Even a leading #beverage #manufacturer known worldwide for its energy drinks can occasionally struggle. Luckily, LOOP-PRO TUNER can tune even the most difficult #PID Loops!
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Even a leading #beverage #manufacturer known worldwide for its energy drinks can occasionally struggle. Luckily, LOOP-PRO TUNER can tune even the most difficult #PID Loops!
https://t.co/7gFoq20CMm

Join Damien Munroe in Germany for Rockwell Automation's TechED EMEA! Tuning PID Controllers doesn't need to be hard, learn more in session AP04 on Wednesday 10/23
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Join Damien Munroe in Germany for Rockwell Automation's TechED EMEA! Tuning PID Controllers doesn't need to be hard, learn more in session AP04 on Wednesday 10/23
https://t.co/a5NvZDPzeq

Learn simple, repeatable methods for evaluating and tuning PID controllers in Houston! Mid October we are taking the Practical Process Control Workshop to #TX #manufacturing https://t.co/hr4YZepRIW

Learn simple, repeatable methods for evaluating and tuning PID controllers in Houston! Mid October we are taking the Practical Process Control Workshop to #TX #manufacturing https://t.co/hr4YZepRIW

Both pulse and doublet tests allow a you to observe a process moving up and down, but which test is best to use? #manufacturing Read more here:
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Both pulse and doublet tests allow a you to observe a process moving up and down, but which test is best to use? #manufacturing Read more here:
https://t.co/KnTQmNVgof

Join us in Phoenix this October! Technicians, Engineers, and others with responsibility for control loop performance should attend this regional workshop. #manufacturing More information here:
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Join us in Phoenix this October! Technicians, Engineers, and others with responsibility for control loop performance should attend this regional workshop. #manufacturing More information here: 
https://t.co/5zLtLCPwhl
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