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Adaptive Advanced Control in DCS or PLC

Advanced Process Control in Chemical Plants Advanced Process Control (APC) is now commonly used in most chemical plants.  APC consists of math and logic algorithms that reside in a DCS or PLC or on a host computer.  These algorithms monitor process variables and move the plant towards the direction of increasing profit.  Benefits of APC […]
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Closed-Loop System Identification Software and Technology for LNG Plant MPC (Model Predictive Control) and APC (Advanced Process Control)

 PiControl Solutions LLC, a leader in industrial process control software, services, consulting and training has been contracted by a large USA based LNG producer for the closed-loop analysis of LNG plant data for improving MPC (model predictive control) and APC (advanced process control) models. PiControl's closed-loop system identification technology provided in the PITOPS and COLUMBO […]
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Does your process really need MPC (model predictive control)?  Check out DCS-based APC (advanced process control) before you decide.

Beware of Model Predictive Control (MPC) and Distributed Control System (DCS) companies trying to sell you expensive software that you do not need. We live in a world full of products and services. Many products and services are good and fall in the win-win category where the customer needs them and the supplier provides them. […]
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Automated Process Control Performance and KPI Reporting System

PiControl Solutions LLC has successfully created automated process control performance and KPI reporting system for Canadian Natural Resources (CNRL). High level management, process engineers and process control engineers, instrumentation and operator technicians are continuously reported on control loop performance, as a part of fully revolutionary primary and advanced process control (APC) performance monitoring and diagnostics […]
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Expert Predictive Control – EPC superior in many cases to MPC (Model Predictive Control) and APC (Advanced Process Control)

Many MPCs (model predictive control) systems fail to deliver the promised and expected benefits: Many MPC (model predictive control) systems start with a lot of excitement, hope and expectations.  But after installation and project commissioning, many fail to deliver the expected monetary, tangible and intangible benefits.  There are many reasons why MPCs do not deliver […]
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Cloud and Mobile Process Control Monitoring and Diagnostics

PiControl Solutions LLC in cooperation with Etairon LLC and Transpara LLC has successfully upgraded functionality of APROMON (Online PID/APC Loop Control Quality and Performance Monitoring Software). From now on, there will be an option for web client access to APROMON instance.  The solution is an integration of APROMON with Cloud-based Control Loop Performance Monitor (C2-LPM). […]
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DCS-based APC (advanced process control) beats MPC (model predictive control)

PiControl Solutions LLC just successfully completed a DCS-based APC (advanced process control) at South Hampton Resources chemical plant in Silsbee, Texas.  PiControl's PITOPS software for multivariable closed-loop system identification was used to identify the transfer function dynamic models for the process.  The installed APC has all the functions of an MPC - model predictive control but has […]
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Second Order Transfer Functions and PID Control Loop Tuning

Second order transfer functions are not very common in chemical plants and oil refineries but they do exist and make up about 5% of all control loops. About 70% of all industrial processes can be characterized by first order transfer functions, 20% by zero order transfer functions and the remaining 10% can be characterized by […]
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PiControl Solutions Recognized Among 10 Best Chemical Tech Companies of 2021

Manufacturing Technology Insights Magazine evaluation panel has shortlisted PiControl Solutions LLC to feature as one of the "Top 10 Chemical Tech Solution Providers 2021".  The pallet of PiControl Solutions technology products is as following: SIMCET:  Real-Time PID Tuning Training and Simulation Software with Certification and Testing Module.  It is heavily used for practice and testing of tuning skills among […]
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