Control loop maintenance necessary
he importance of maintaining PID loops cannot be overstated.
Pace , and Australian process and control engineering Website said that “processing plants should make control loops maintenance a higher priority to eliminate the‘breakdown maintenance culture…’”
The Pace story cites a senior chemical engineer who said “Australia’s process industries should make the maintenance of control loops, especially basic PID controls, a higher priority to achieve world best practice levels in process control.”
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.