© 1999

Performance Assessment of Control Loops

Theory and Applications

  • A new area which is attracting much attention from process control and industrial engineers

  • These techniques have already been evaluated with much success in industry

  • This state-of-the-art research material has recently been published in peer-reviewed international journals and is also available as software for industry


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Biao Huang, Sirish L. Shah
    Pages 1-7
  3. Biao Huang, Sirish L. Shah
    Pages 19-22
  4. Biao Huang, Sirish L. Shah
    Pages 23-36
  5. Biao Huang, Sirish L. Shah
    Pages 37-55
  6. Biao Huang, Sirish L. Shah
    Pages 57-64
  7. Biao Huang, Sirish L. Shah
    Pages 99-106
  8. Biao Huang, Sirish L. Shah
    Pages 107-120
  9. Biao Huang, Sirish L. Shah
    Pages 121-132
  10. Biao Huang, Sirish L. Shah
    Pages 133-151
  11. Biao Huang, Sirish L. Shah
    Pages 153-168
  12. Biao Huang, Sirish L. Shah
    Pages 169-178
  13. Biao Huang, Sirish L. Shah
    Pages 179-211
  14. Biao Huang, Sirish L. Shah
    Pages 213-235
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 237-255

About this book


The series Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage technology transfer in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. New theory, new controllers, actuators, sensors, new industrial processes, computer methods, new applications, new philosophies. . . , new challenges. Much of this development work resides in industrial reports, feasibility study papers and the reports of advanced collaborative projects. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of such new work in all aspects of industrial control for widerand rapid dissemination. Benchmarking is a technique first applied by Rank Xerox in the late 1970s for business processes. As a subject in the commercial arena, benchmarking thrives with, for example, a European Benchmarking Forum. It has taken rather longer for benchmarking to make the transfer to the technical domain and even now the subject is making a slow headway. Akey research step in this direction was taken by Harris (1989) who used minimum variance control as a benchmark for controller loop assessment. This contribution opened up the area and a significant specialist literature has now developed. Significant support for the methodologywas given by Honeywell who have controller assessment routines in their process control applications software; therefore, it is timely to welcome a (first) monograph on controller performance assessment by Biao Huang and Sirish Shah to the Advances in Industrial Control series.


Benchmarking Control Control Applications Control Engineering Feedforward Control Identification PID Control Performance Assessment Service Simulation Time Series Analysis Time-delay Systems development model quality

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Materials EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Performance Assessment of Control Loops
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Applications
  • Authors Biao Huang
    Sirish L. Shah
  • Series Title Advances in Industrial Control
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advances in Industrial Control
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-85233-639-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-1135-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-0415-5
  • Series ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-1577
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXI, 255
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Control and Systems Theory
    Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk
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From the reviews:

This well-written book does an excellent job of presenting the efforts of several workers ina thorough and unified manner. Many references to previous work are given. Perhaps the major new contributions presented are in the extension of single-loop techniques to the multivariable case. The authors are not afraid to consider a "typical" plant as having "hundreds and even thousands of control loops".

…if your interest lies in research or teaching in this area, this book should be on your shelf.

Measurement and Control 33 (2000) 283 (Reviewer: Ken Dutton)