Jun 10, 2024

Enhancing process optimization with control loop performance monitoring

  • Article
  • PID
  • CLPM
  • optimization

In today’s relentless pursuit of optimized production, industries have a wealth of data readily at hand as well as access to advanced analytical tools. However, these technological advances, while promising, can also include complexities that challenge operations across various industries. A recent survey conducted by GatePoint Research revealed that nearly 90% of executives in process industries are increasingly concerned about how complicated their operations are becoming. This is where control loop performance monitoring (CLPM) solutions come in. They offer valuable advantages and help overcome these challenges.

  1. Progress takes time, CLPM saves it

    Optimization is a continuous journey, not a one-time destination. Industries must set clear objectives, gain buy-in across all organizational levels and effectively communicate the benefits of data analysis and optimization. However, achieving these milestones takes time and effort. Here's where CLPM shines: It provides real-time insights into control loop performance, making it possible to identify and resolve issues more quickly. By continuously monitoring control loop health, CLPM speeds up the optimization process, making incremental improvements that add up over time.

  2. Not all data is equal, CLPM focuses on crucial data

    Data is the lifeblood of process optimization, but not all data is created equal. High-quality, high-resolution data is essential for identifying underperforming systems and optimizing processes effectively. CLPM tools rely on precisely this kind of data to deliver accurate performance assessments. By focusing on the most crucial data, CLPM ensures that industries can make data-driven decisions with confidence.

  3. Knowledge is power and CLPM empowers teams

    For a process analytics initiative to be successful, it’s important to have a diverse team with expertise in various functional areas within an industry. This may include a process engineer, a data scientist and a technology specialist. While assembling such a team can be challenging, CLPM solutions enable existing teams to leverage their knowledge for continuous improvement. These tools provide real-time insights into control loop performance, letting the team identify issues and optimize processes more effectively.

  4. The benefits of control loop performance monitoring

    • Real-time insights: CLPM solutions offer real-time insights into control loop performance, allowing industries to promptly identify and address issues.
    • Data-driven decision-making: By relying on high-quality data, CLPM enables industries to make data-driven decisions that lead to optimization.
    • Continuous improvement: CLPM is a key enabler for ongoing process optimization, ensuring that industries can achieve incremental gains and maintain high performance.
    • Efficiency: CLPM tools streamline the optimization process, saving valuable time and resources.

    Finally, control loop performance monitoring (CLPM) is a vital tool in enhancing process optimization across various industries. By implementing CLPM solutions, industries can streamline their operations, reduce complexity and sustain long-term optimization initiatives. These tools not only provide valuable data but also empower teams to leverage their knowledge for continuous improvement. To learn more about how CLPM can benefit your industry's operations, contact us.

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