December 2003


Performance visibility and the road to sustainable profitability

Gail Powley,guest columnist       Comments? Write: ..

Gail Powley,guest columnist       Comments? Write: As an advanced control engineer, I fell into a common trap. Since advanced control is one of the few computer technologies that “closed the loop” with profitability, I was confident that this was the surest way of improving plant operations. Many others have gone along this path, often justifying the cost of DCSs, analyzers, instrumentation, plant historians and computers – sure of the value the multivariable model-based

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