PID Tutor publishes Cascade Control book

  • September 12, 2010
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September 12, 2010 - “Mastering Cascade Control” has been released by PIDTutor. The book is designed to help technicians and engineers to implement and troubleshoot split-range control applications.Cascade control uses two controllers with a single control valve to provide faster, more accurate control response to upsets. Cascade control can be used for many different applications, such as heat exchangers, tank levels, and distillation column control. Cascade control is widely used in the process industries, such as pulp and paper, oil and petrochemicals, and mining.George Buckbee, President of PIDTutor, and author of the book, says: "I have spent most of my career in manufacturing plants. This is a practical book for plant technicians and engineers, using straightforward rules and guidelines, without the complex math."“Mastering Cascade Control” covers all aspects of the use of cascade control. Starting with the basics, the book discusses when to use cascade and when to avoid it, costs and benefits of cascade, how to configure the control strategy, how to commission the system, tune the loops, and even how to train operators and troubleshoot problems. Color illustrations simplify the key concepts.About PIDTutor and George BuckbeeGeorge Buckbee, P.E. is a process control industry veteran, and president of PIDTutor. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering. George has dedicated his entire career to process control, spending decades in hands-on engineering assignments. He has written dozens of articles, and a full-length text “Automation Applications in Biopharmaceuticals.” He is widely known for his practical approach to process control. George started PID Tutor to help solve common problems in the process industries. In addition to books, PIDTutor offers training, consulting, and project management services. Learn More

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