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Applying Embedded Model Predictive Control

Posted in Process Optimization on Thursday, April 18th, 2019. No comments yet
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The history of model predictive control (MPC) dates back to the early 1970s invented at Shell Oil and was known as Dynamic Matrix Control. MPC was designed at that time to solve largescale control challenges. As technology advanced, this technology could be more widely applied on smaller-scale challenges. At this past 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting, […]

Operating Discipline and Dynamic Alarm Management

Posted in Alarm Management, Process Optimization on Monday, April 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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Defining operational states and codifying these into control strategies has many advantages in improving safety and overall operational performance. In an AIChE Spring Meeting presentation, A New Look at Industrial Incidents—Driving Operating Discipline in the Control Environment, Emerson’s Tom Nolan shared advantages of this approach. The thrust of his message to the attendees was that […]

Improve Combustion and Efficiency with Mass-based Fuel Flow Measurement

Posted in Flow on Friday, April 5th, 2019. No comments yet
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Springtime here in the Northern hemisphere means lots of industry and professional organization events. This week I’ve highlighted happenings from the pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing industry at Interphex 2019. Also going on this week is a gathering of Chemical Engineers at the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting in New Orleans. Here, Emerson’s Meha Jha presented Emissions […]

How Digital Transformation Initiatives Affect Existing Facilities

Posted in Industrial IOT, Support Services on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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This past fall, the AIChE organization for chemical engineering professionals held an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Applications and Industry 4.0 Forum as part of their 2018 Annual Meeting. Emerson’s Tim Olsen (center) moderated a video recorded session with Dow’s Leo Chiang (right) and MIT’s Richard Braatz (left). This 5:10 session, Predictions for “Industry 4.0”, […]

Planning Turnarounds for more than Maintenance

Posted in Project Services on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018. 2 comments so far
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A Solomon Associates presenter on reliability benchmarking at the 2015 AFPM Reliability and Maintenance Conference noted that a turnaround is the planned shutdown opportunity to implement a capital improvement project. In an American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)’s CEP article, Turnarounds: Strategic Opportunities to Improve (article excerpt – AIChE membership required for full access), Emerson’s […]