Posts Tagged ‘advanced process control’

Handling Processes with Long Lag Times

Posted in Water & Wastewater on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Mircea Lupu shared his thoughts on Ovation system algorithms for handling processes with long lag times—a control challenge that vexes many. Mircea opened noting that control algorithms are at the heart of any control system to provide stable and accurate response and robustness against disturbances and process changes. Tuning these algorithms to achieve the […]

Advanced Startup Automation in the Power Industry

Posted in Event, Power on Monday, July 30th, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, a power producer shared their story of how they improved their unit startups through the application of advanced technology. The US electrical power grid is evolving rapidly as it adds more renewable generation from solar and wind energy sources. This trend is driving the need for large generating […]

5 Questions for Advanced Control Consultant Lou Heavner

Posted in Operational Certainty Consulting Podcasts, Process Optimization on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017. No comments yet
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One of the new things I want to try here on the blog is a podcast series asking many of our experts five questions. The questions will revolve around how they got started into the field that they’re in, challenges faced, spare time activities, and guidance for younger folks in pursuing a similar career. Emerson’s […]

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Optimizing Distillation for Increased Methanol Capacity

Posted in Chemical, Support Services on Monday, September 26th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: James Gremillion When the process licensor designed your methanol plant, everything fit together to exactly produce the nameplate amount of methanol yearly. In the design there were necessary tradeoffs made because of costs, physical size, availability of materials, etc. In designing the distillation section, for example, the licensor did a calculation of how many […]

Model Predictive Control Tips & Techniques Preview

Posted in Emerson Exchange, Process Optimization on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016. No comments yet
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Moving from the theoretical world of proportional-integral-derivative control to applying it successfully is a hurdle new process control engineers face. Once mastered, the next step might be in applying advanced process controls. Model predictive control, neural networks, fuzzy logic, gain scheduling and more each require bandwidth and experience to master. One great way to climb […]