Names – like looks – can be deceiving. While jumbo shrimp are big relative to other shrimp there’s very little about them that could be considered gargantuan. So there should be no surprise to learn that in the realm of process control a Set Point Filter has nothing to do with filtering noise within a control loop’s data.Read More
Place in Industrial Process Control.
As with most everything in process manufacturing, PID controllers require practitioners to make choices. One of those choices is which form of the controller to apply on a given regulatory control application. In a previous post the pros and cons of Derivative and the full PID were covered, and now the advantages and disadvantages of Proportional-Only control are explored. Due to performance characteristics the selection of a P-Only controller can be relatively straightforward and among a practitioner’s easier choices.
Among practitioners who tune PID control loops manually most note their focus on calculating the Gain. Process Gain is a model parameter whereas Controller Gain is a tuning parameter. The former describes important aspects of a given process’ dynamic behavior. The later contributes to the PID controller’s responsiveness to disturbances.Read More