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

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Just yesterday, Control Station announced the latest #update to their Plant #Monitoring Solution, PlantESP. Follow the link for more details about this release #mfg
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Time is running out! Register for the upcoming Baton Rouge #LA Practical Process Control Workshop the first week of April #mfg
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Want to learn how other practitioners #maintain loop performance? Curious to know what concerns they face when assessing #PlantHealth? Take our five question #survey! #mfg https://t.co/LtDdgCW4WO

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We asked and you answered! When it comes to tuning PID controllers there’s one approach that stood out as a clear favorite. Follow the link for the results of Control Station's #tuning survey #PID #mfg
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We asked and you answered! When it comes to tuning PID controllers there’s one approach that stood out as a clear favorite. Follow the link for the results of Control Station's #tuning survey #PID #mfg
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Are you ready to #Partner4Success? Control Station's Hear-See-Do methodology combines lectures, workshops and exercises to optimize the learning experience. Watch Rodney Howard of @WernerElecWI speak more on the topic!
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Are you ready to #Partner4Success? Control Station's Hear-See-Do methodology combines lectures, workshops and exercises to optimize the learning experience. Watch Rodney Howard of @WernerElecWI speak more on the topic!
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When looking at Control Loop Performance Monitoring data, the data may not always show the story manufacturers were expecting. Read Damien's most recent article on the importance of expecting the unexpected!
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When looking at Control Loop Performance Monitoring data, the data may not always show the story manufacturers were expecting. Read Damien's most recent article on the importance of expecting the unexpected!
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