Process Control Performance Assessment

From Theory to Implementation

  • Authors
  • Nina Thornhill
  • Alexander Horch
  • Dale Seborg
  • David Laing
  • Michael Grimble
  • Pawel Majecki
  • Hao Xia
  • Marco Boll
  • Marcus Nohr
  • Sandro Corsi
  • Martin Bannauer
  • Gerta Zimmer
  • Andrzej W. Ordys
  • Damien Uduehi
  • Michael A. Johnson

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Michael Johnson, Dale Seborg
    Pages 1-40
  3. Damien Uduehi, David Laing, Andrzej Ordys
    Pages 41-80
  4. Damien Uduehi, Andrzej Ordys, Michael Grimble, Pawel Majecki, Hao Xia
    Pages 81-126
  5. Andrzej Ordys, Michael Grimble, Damien Uduehi, Pawel Majecki
    Pages 127-168
  6. Damien Uduehi, Hao Xia, Marco Boll, Marcus Nohr, Andrzej Ordys, Sandro Corsi
    Pages 169-197
  7. Nina Thornhill
    Pages 199-225
  8. Damien Uduehi, Andrzej Ordys, Hao Xia, Martin Bennauer, Gerta Zimmer, Sandro Corsi
    Pages 259-294
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 309-326

About this book


Process Control Performance Assessment is a practical guide to the application of control benchmarking to real, complex, industrial processes. It presents commercial solutions as well as current and future techniques still under development and contains real full-scale-implementation industrial case studies from the oil and gas, power and chemical industries providing a hierarchical perspective on benchmarks. The effect of benchmarking and control tuning on process performance and revenue optimisation is demonstrated.

The most frequently occurring practical issues associated with implementing benchmarking algorithms in industrial processes are discussed in detailed and concise terms and guidelines given for avoiding common problems. The impact of problems like valve stiction and plant-wide disturbances on process performance is reviewed and methods for diagnosing causative fault conditions suggested.

The benefit of non-intrusive and intrusive benchmarking techniques for optimising control systems using performance assessment and diagnostic tools is the potential to enhance company operational economics through increased throughput and better product quality. The book is appropriate for industrial and academic control and process engineers who wish to learn about methods of benchmarking through directed study or self study.


Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.


Benchmarking Control Auditing Oil and Gas algorithms bopp chemical engineering control control engineering control system industrial process optimization process control process engineering quality simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrzej W. Ordys
    • 1
  • Damien Uduehi
    • 2
  • Michael A. Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringKingston UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.BG International Ltd.ReadingUK
  3. 3.Industrial Control CentreUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-623-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-624-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1577
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