James Beall

James is a practical automation and process control engineer, implementing control improvement projects in the chemical, refining, upstream and pharmaceutical industries. He has expertise in instrumentation and control valve performance, advanced regulatory control and advanced multivariable control. James has a passion to work WITH customer to implement interesting and profitable control projects. With over 38 years of experience, he provides consulting, project services, and technical sales support to the process industries.

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Learning about Control Valve Performance

Learning about Control Valve Performance

In manufacturing processes with flowing fluids, control valves are among the most important equipment to keep the process operating smoothly and reliably. For those not experienced in their design and operation, AIChE's CEP magazine has a great article, Evaluate...

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Distillation Column Automation Control and Optimization

Distillation Column Automation Control and Optimization

The cold section of an ethylene plant is responsible for cooling and purifying the product-grade ethylene, propylene and other bi-products from the cracking furnaces. Cracked gas is cooled in transfer-line exchangers which produce steam from the effluent gas energy. Gas is further cooled with water in the quench column, scrubbed and dried before being compressed in the cracked gas compressor and fed to the cold box.

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Applying Embedded Model Predictive Control

Applying Embedded Model Predictive Control

The history of model predictive control (MPC) dates back to the early 1970s invented at Shell Oil and was known as Dynamic Matrix Control. MPC was designed at that time to solve largescale control challenges. As technology advanced, this technology could be more...

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Avoid Operational Issues with Proper Control Valve Selection

Avoid Operational Issues with Proper Control Valve Selection

Because they directly touch the process flow, control valves play a significant role in the stability, robustness and variability in the process. One bad-acting control valve can create large problems for safe and reliable operations. At last week's AIChE Spring...

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Lambda Control-Loop Tuning Essentials with James Beall

Lambda Control-Loop Tuning Essentials with James Beall

Having trouble with an oscillating integrating process? Have too much variability in a self-regulated process? Need a refresher about the essentials of Lambda (λ) tuning? Then check out James Beall's workshop at the Jan. 21–23 Texas A&M University 2014...

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