ISA pH Control Solutions Web Seminar by Greg McMillan

This Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 2-3:30pm EST (19:00-20:30 UTC),’s Greg McMillan will be a pH Control Solutions web seminar. Greg is also the author of the book, Advanced pH Measurement and Control, 3rd Edition.

Here’s the seminar abstract:

This seminar covers the root causes of poor performance in pH control systems. The source of problems can originate in the process, piping, equipment, electrode, valve, or controller. Basic principals and key concepts are developed to provide an understanding of the basic nature of the challenges and options. The plant and control system design is analyzed to get the most cost effective solution.

The key ideas Greg wants you to take away from this web seminar include:

  • Recognize the degree of difficulty posed by a pH control application
  • List control strategy solutions
  • Identify modeling and control options
  • Explain the root causes of poor performance
  • Prioritize improvements based on cost, time, and goal
  • Discuss the interrelationship between plant and control system design
  • Recognize important implementation considerations
  • Discuss insights for diagnosing and solving a wide variety of pH problems

The web seminar will include the following topics:

  • Nature of pH Challenge: Sensitivity and Rangeability | Nonlinearity | Electrode Limitations | Control Valve Requirements
  • Modeling and Control Solutions: Embedded pH Model | Feedforward | Linear Reagent Demand | Batch and Startup | Model Predictive Control
  • Plant Design Implications: Equipment | Piping | Measurement | Control Valve | Track Down the Cause of Poor pH System Performance

The cost is $195 for ISA members and $245 for non-members. To register, call +1 919 549-8411 and ask for Web Seminar: pH Control Solutions (EI01W) or fill in and return this ISA training registration form. It’s your chance to listen, ask questions, and learn from Greg’s vast wealth of pH measurement and control experience.


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