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.”
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey