24Some integral controllers are equipped with a useful feature called integral deadband or reset deadband. This is a special PID function inhibiting integration whenever the process variable comes close enough to setpoint, the “deadband” value specifying how close the PV must come to SP before integration stops. If this deadband value is set equal to or wider than the error caused by the valve’s stiction, the controller will stop its integral-driven cycling. The trade-off, of course, is that the controller will no longer work to eliminate all error, but rather will be content with an error equal to or less than the specified deadband.