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Driving Manufacturing Performance Gains with Cloud-based Optimization

Posted in Control Strategies, Process Optimization on Monday, December 10th, 2018. No comments yet
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The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) is: …an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” In 2006, the NSF funded a research project to create a step change in the performance of US manufacturing. The […]

Divided Wall Column MPC Control with Wireless Instrumentation

Posted in Control Strategies, Wireless on Monday, January 11th, 2016. No comments yet
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Distillation is an important process from crude oil refining to fine sipping whiskey production. Managing this process safely, efficiently and reliably is the challenge. In a recent Hydrocarbon Processing article, Use model predictive control to achieve real-time management of a DWC, Emerson’s Terry Blevins teamed up with Eastman Chemical Company and the University of Texas […]

Wireless Event-Based Control

Posted in Control Strategies, Wireless on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015. No comments yet
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As wireless communications technology continues to mature, applications have expanded from monitor only to monitor and control. In an earlier post, Event-Based Control in a Wireless World, I mentioned that presentations given by Emerson’s Terry Blevins and Willy Wojsznis and co-authored by Mark Nixon. Here are the recorded presentations: Model Predictive Control With Event Driven […]

Methodology for Solving Control Loop Problems

Posted in Control Strategies, Oil & Gas, Process Optimization, Variability Management on Friday, October 31st, 2014. 2 comments so far
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This time of year, after our big Emerson Exchange conference, I like to go back and see what sessions I missed to be able to be able to recap for you. I caught up with Emerson’s Mark Coughran, whom you may recall from many control performance-related posts. He co-presented a paper, Solve Control Loop Problems […]

Getting up and Running Quickly

Posted in Control Strategies, Emerson Exchange, Process Optimization on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014. 3 comments so far
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Emerson’s Gergo Kertesz shared a story of how to get a plant started up and running with the aid of control loop tuning. His abstract: This Russian Petrochemical Company is one of the world’s largest petrochemical complexes. The company specialises in the production and sale of synthetic rubbers. When the polymerization unit was migrated from […]