When the plant is not running the way it should, with excessive variability, alarm conditions or sub-optimized performance, plant engineers often connect with the Emerson Production Performance consultants. I had the opportunity to sit down and record a podcast with Emerson’s James Beall who is a member of the team.
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Emerson's James Beall joins our continuing podcast series on 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert. The goal of these...
Having trouble with an oscillating integrating process? Have too much variability in a self-regulated process? Need a...
Last week, Emerson Consultant James Beall was working with a major U.S. plastics facility on the Texas Gulf Coast,...
At AIChE Spring21+17th GCPS, James Beall presented, An Activity Report on the Newly Formed ISA 5.9 Subcommittee on the PID Algorithm, to address the lack of no standards or technical references related to the Proportional, Integral, Derivative (PID) control algorithm.
Emerson’s James Beall presented Novel Techniques to Improve Polymer Reactor Tuning at AIChE virtual conference based on a project he worked on. Reactor control is complex with many interactions between control loops. The way to tackle this challenge is to start by identifying the process dynamics and create a realistic process simulation to identify improvements in the control strategy to address the complexities.
Control valve response is a critical factor in successful control strategies and process variability. In a ControlGlobal.com article, Responsible control valve response, Emerson’s Greg McMillan and James Beall discussed the efforts underway to include valve responsiveness into the ISA 75.25 Control Valve Dynamic Testing standard.
In the DeltaV discussion forum in the Emerson Exchange 365 community, there is a post, Question about Dynamic reset limit and “Use PV for bkcal” options. What caught my eye was a response by Emerson’s James Beall describing dynamic reset limiting and specifically how it is performed in the DeltaV distributed control system controller.
I’m always amazed at the wealth of knowledge and experience exchanged in the Emerson Exchange 365 global user community. One example I’ve been following is in the DeltaV Forum, Fuzzy logic control in DeltaV.
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