Welcome to Controlguru.com – an online resource for practitioners of process control. This site focuses on industrial application of the Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controller and other related process control architectures. Applications of interest are processes with streams that are composed of gases, liquids, powders, slurries, and melts as found in a broad range of manufacturing, production, and development operations. The site’s content covers a range of proven methods and best-practices for both establishing and maintaining safe, efficient, and profitable control of these common industrial production processes. Areas of interest include:
- Controlguru.com includes an eBook authored by Douglas Cooper, PhD – the original Control Guru – with contributions from other notable experts from the field of automation and process control. The eBook is based on the Practical Process Control curriculum and serves as a resource for novices and experienced practitioners alike. Postings address essential topics related to process control and they cover important considerations for safe, successful implementation in the field. For process control experts this eBook provides a valuable reference tool in support of more advanced research. [Learn More]
- The site’s portfolio of white papers and relevant publications provides insight into the broader arena of automation and process control. Consistent with the site’s focus on the PID controller, these resources include findings associated with intensive research as well as perspectives on technological innovations and industry trends. Resources are made available with permission of each author. The portfolio is updated as new content is published and made available for posting to the Controlguru.com site. [Learn More]
- The Practical Process Control curriculum is embraced by world-class manufacturers across the process industries and it is licensed annually to 100s of leading colleges and universities located around the globe. The curriculum equips participants with a practical understanding of process dynamics along with essential skills for employing both basic and advanced control architectures. Workshops are highly interactive, leveraging intuitive simulation tools to emulate the dynamics of numerous real-world industrial processes. Workshops are available in major industrial centers through Control Station and its affiliates.[Learn More]
Controlguru.com was founded in 2006 by Douglas Cooper. Dr. Cooper is on faculty at the University of Connecticut where he also heads the Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department. Among the many honors awarded to Dr. Cooper, he is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. Control Station, Inc. acquired the Controlguru.com site in 2011. Control Station is a global supplier of process control solutions based in Connecticut, USA.