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Human Centered Design Meets SmartProcess Cook

Posted in Pulp & Paper on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Danny Streets and Dennis Barrow shared their experience in optimizing pulp & paper batch digest operations. Their abstract: Emerson has enhanced its SmartProcess Cook solution for batch digesters in the Pulp & Paper Industry taking advantage of the DeltaV system’s Human Centered Design (HCD) graphics and class based equipment modules to enhance the ease […]

Flow Measurement in High Process Noise Environments

Posted in Flow, Pulp & Paper on Thursday, March 6th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Pulp and Paper processes provide noisy environments for measurement instrumentation. This 5-minute YouTube video demonstrates how magnetic flowmeter (magmeter) process noise diagnostics and noise mitigation technology improves flow measurement in pulp & paper processes using the process noise demo. The demonstration shows the effect of particulate on the magmeter, how the process diagnostic detects high […]

Modernizing Burner Management Systems

Posted in Pulp & Paper, Safety on Thursday, March 17th, 2011. No comments yet
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The Industrial Safety and Security Source blog has a post, Firing Up Burner System, which describes the implementation of a burner management system (BMS) at RockTenn‘s recycled paper mill in St. Paul, Minnesota. Their challenge was to replace an old relay panel-based BMS on the plant boilers. The National Fire Protection Agency (NPFA) 85: Boiler […]

Dealing with Fixed Deadtime with the Smith Predictor Algorithm

Posted in Control Strategies, Process Optimization, Pulp & Paper on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009. No comments yet
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I recently exchanged some emails with Emerson’s Sergei Kuznetsov, part of TAG projects organization, and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sergei is principal control systems engineer, certified professional engineer, and has an MSEE degree. He shared with me an article, Staying In Control that he had written for Engineered Wood Journal magazine. The article describes ways […]

Taking a Systematic Approach in Managing Control Valves

Posted in Asset Optimization, Final Control Element, Plant Equipment, Pulp & Paper on Friday, May 23rd, 2008. No comments yet
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In several parts of the world including North America, Emerson Process Management sells some of its products and services through local business partners. I came across a great Pulp & Paper magazine article, Control Valve Management Can Pay Off Big, written by Jeff Klatt. Jeff is with one of these local business partners, R.E. Mason. […]