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Improving safety performance: compliance vs. competence—part 2

There are changes the process industry can make for better safety performance
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Improving safety performance: compliance vs. competence, part 1

Why the process industries need practical improvements in business policies, and how to do it
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Achieving plantwide, multivariable control

These practical techniques help eliminate compartmentalization of multivariable control
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One wish for 2024—more APC

We conclude this modeling and control series by asking engineers to use simulations to achieve more prolific and productive APC
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Inferential measurements are the future

Online inferential measurements can offer accuracy for flow, temperature and pH performance
Powering Plant Optimization And Safety
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Control Talk: Powering plant optimization and safety

How dynamic simulation and process control can help operators make the most of their opportunities
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Control Talk: Machine learning, deep learning and nonlinear controls

Why you should be intrigued, and why you should be cautious
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Foray into feedforward control

There may be many more opportunities to preemptively correct for a measured disturbance via feedforward control than we realize.
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Best practices in column control distilled, part 5

Greg concludes his conversation with Mark Darby and Doug Nicholson about optimal distillation control

Realizing ratio control

Proactively keep units in balance without waiting for feedback correction
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The concealed PID revealed, part 5

This Control Talk column appeared in the February 2022 print edition of Control. To read more Control Talk columns click here or read the Control Talk blog here. Greg: In Part...
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The concealed PID revealed, part 4

Understand PID subtleties to improve and optimize loop and process performance