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PAM (2001 - 2005) was a project funded by the European Commission under the IST Programme.

What was it about?

PAM aimed to provide new control benchmarking tools and demonstrate their effectiveness in assessing the performance of controllers used in manufacturing or process plant. The goal was to improve the control of processes, learning from the best in the field measures or metrics.

The performance measures can be calculated from normal operating data. Once such a tool has been used to identify a shortfall in performance, the control system can be re-tuned.

What were the specific objectives?
  • Summarise recent advances in performance assessment and controller re-tuning techniques
  • Implement benchmarking on industrial SCADA systems and in a standalone software environment
  • Organise control benchmarking training workshops and courses
  • Provide Internet site for self-study of control benchmarking
Who were involved?