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

Just over a month away! Attention technicians and engineers of #NJ Control Station is hosting a Practical #ProcessControl Workshop near you #mfg
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Just over a month away! Attention  technicians and engineers of #NJ Control Station is hosting a Practical #ProcessControl Workshop near you #mfg
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#Consistency is a hallmark of world-class manufacturing. While engineers often focus on maintaining consistency within an individual line, most production supervisors and plant managers require a #broader view. Don't miss December's Catch of the month #mfg
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#Consistency is a hallmark of world-class manufacturing. While engineers often focus on maintaining consistency within an individual line, most production supervisors and plant managers require a #broader view. Don't miss December's Catch of the month #mfg
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"A common challenge voiced by practitioners was that they didn’t know which loops needed tuning. A typical production facility has 100s if not 1000s of #PID control loops." Don't miss Damien's latest blog on driving #innovation by #listening to customers

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Like me, you probably know a falling apple gave Newton the inspiration for his research on gravity or when George De Mestral returned from a hunt he n...

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Thank you to all of our customers and partners that made the past year great. Happy #2019! Cheers to an exciting and innovative #NewYear

Thank you to all of our customers and partners that made the past year great. Happy #2019! Cheers to an exciting and innovative #NewYear

The moment you have all be waiting for is here... Control Station's annual Holiday card! Don't miss the team dancing to Jingle Bells, we are just keeping it SIMPLE this year https://t.co/e3Ztdvmf1H

The moment you have all be waiting for is here... Control Station's annual Holiday card! Don't miss the team dancing to Jingle Bells, we are just keeping it SIMPLE this year https://t.co/e3Ztdvmf1H

Looking to expand your skill set this year? Do you want to unravel the mysteries of #PID #tuning? Join Control Station in 2019 and #discover the power of the hear-see-do method of #learning #mfg
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Looking to expand your skill set this year? Do you want to unravel the mysteries of #PID #tuning? Join Control Station in 2019 and #discover the power of the hear-see-do method of #learning #mfg
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Don't miss last months Catch! Find out how PlantESP's #KPIs can proactively identify changes in behavior in #PID loops. #mfg https://t.co/UqHowWdjtu

Don't miss last months Catch! Find out how PlantESP's #KPIs can proactively identify changes in behavior in #PID loops. #mfg https://t.co/UqHowWdjtu
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