Lou Heavner

Lou Heavner

Principal Consultant

Lou leads studies to identify the economic benefits of improved automation in the process industries for Emerson's clients around the world. He leads advanced control and optimization projects to achieve quantifiable economic benefits for Emerson's clients. Disciplinary Strengths: Strong process engineering and control engineering skills married with a strong understanding of business economics acquired over the course of 40-year career in process automation & control.

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Distillation Column Control Basics – Part 2

Distillation Column Control Basics – Part 2

In part 1, we looked at how control has been traditionally performed on distillation columns. We'll look at some improvements in today's post. Inferential Composition Measurement One thing required for distillation column control is product quality measurement. This...

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How Good is Your Level Control?

How Good is Your Level Control?

So asks Emerson's Lou Heavner in a thought-provoking post in the DeltaV track of the Emerson Exchange 365 community. Lou opens: Is it good enough? Is it too good? Do you even know? Should you care?Well yes, you probably should care. Most level processes are...

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