From the word go, I have always been excited at the thought of how the company represents the world of industrial process control. As a field instrument engineer, playing around with the PID loops of electronic temperature controllers was a rare luxury. Reasons: (i) you do not want to disrupt real time processes (ii) you do not want to be responsible for any colossal loss and/or downtime that can be ascribed to the disruptions you cause (iii) you do not want to lose your job as a result. To me, the foregoing nightmares are being addressed using SIMCET & PITOPS PID-tuning demos as well as customized training courses and the committment to the refinement of these demos on an on-going basis. Apart from risking things with real time controllers on the factory floor, you have the luxury of exploring through the same factory floor physical conditions right in your bed room or in a classroom using laptops or desktops installed with PID software simulators known as SIMCET & PITOPS.
Senior Process Control Engineer
International Energy Company, Lagos, Nigeria