Jim Cahill

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Digital Tools and Frameworks for Digital Transformation

Digital Tools and Frameworks for Digital Transformation

In a Control Automation article, Emerson Drives Digital Transformation Efforts with Latest Framework and Digital Tools, Emerson’s Mart Berutti shares ways companies are adopting technologies as part of their digital transformation initiatives.

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Pitfalls in Simplification of Dynamic Simulation

The selection of the correct level of model complexity or simplicity is an important part of every dynamic simulation project. Two experts in process modeling, Zach Sample and Don Sengur, have teamed up to discuss the dangers in misapplying simplification to building...

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Your Control System Is Not a Simulator

The old practice of adding IO tiebacks and simulation into the control system configuration is still being promoted by some companies in the automation industry. It’s a bad direction for a process company to take and here is why. Back in the Mid 1980s… Munger Company,...

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Practical Requirements for Dynamic Simulator Accuracy

In choosing a dynamic simulator for operator training systems, how does the user determine the level of simulation accuracy needed? While this may seem like a simple question, the answer can be complicated. When deciding upon the accuracy requirements of a dynamic...

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Control System Integrity and Operator Training

This white paper discusses the importance of control system integrity in the design and implementation of operator training systems. One of the most important, yet overlooked, decisions in the development of an operator training system is the design of the off-line...

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How Real Does Your Simulation Need To Be?

How does the user define the level of simulation fidelity required to train operators or test control strategies? When I describe to potential customers the use of the Virtual Plant / Control System using Mimic Simulation Software and the business benefits they may...

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How Good Is Your Operator’s Mental Model?

How Good Is Your Operator’s Mental Model?

In the December 2009 issue of  David Strohbar of Beville Engineering and Danyele Harris-Thompson of Klein Associates, outline steps for preparing plant operators in their article, Build Operator Training Expertise Faster. Their article is based upon published findings...

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Integrating MATLAB Models with Mimic Using MEMI

The purpose of this technical note is to demonstrate how to use a model developed in MathWorks MATLAB with Mimic Simulation Software using the Mimic External Modeling Interface (MEMI). Using the MATLAB Compiler, it is possible to create a shared library from MATLAB...

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Proven Refinery Operator Training Systems Using Mimic

The refining industry has traditionally recognized the benefit of training simulators more than almost any other process industry. The industry as a whole has little tolerance for unscheduled downtime. Operator mistakes can be costly or even deadly. Most refineries...

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