Greg McMillan presented at the AIChE Spring Meeting on the current state of automation engineering professionals and recommended solutions for advancing the profession.
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An alternative to shipping flow meters to a flow service centre is to have the testing and calibration performed on-site. Some automation technology vendors provide mobile flow calibration units, which will visit sites on arranged dates to perform the service.
In a Process Industry Informer podcast, The acceleration of digital engagement in the process industries, Emerson’s Patrick Deruytter shares his thoughts on the acceleration of digital engagement and how it is changing the way we work.
Over at the AspenTech blog, Emerson’s Ronnie Bains has guest-written a post, Explore New Possibilities With Digital Twins and Virtual Reality.
Emerson’s Jeff Hackney highlights several ways that these professionals can improve their skills around Emerson technologies that they have deployed in their facilities.
One decade ago I collaborated with Process Automation Hall of Fame member, Greg McMillan to do a series of webinars on basics of process control.
In a Flow Control article, Q&A: Offering the latest training on automation technologies helps upskill the workforce, Emerson’s Mike Brouse about the these challenges and opportunities to address them.
Imagine you have been tweaking and tuning one of your control loops and have the perfect PID [proportional-integral-derivative] settings. Everything is working great for several months until it isn't. Chances are that it's the part of that loop doing all the manual...
Now, with many control systems being 30+ years old, most of these legacy systems have been placed in to end of life or retired lifecycle status. This means no further factory support is available. I caught up with Emerson's Scott Ross about some of the choices that...
For chemical manufacturers, what business performance improvements are possible by executing a digitalization strategy? In a Chemical Engineering article, Digitalization Founded in Modern Process Control Strengthens Chemical Operations, Emerson's John Dolenc shares...
Cracking furnaces are one of the most crucial parts of an ethylene complex. They set the production and yield for the entire plant. For furnace-limited plants, when a furnace is down, whether for maintenance or decoking, production is lost.
The best laid plans do not always guarantee a successful project. But strong project management leadership can help identify the issues and help the project team address these issues earlier before they might lead to delays and additional costs. In a...
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