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Impact of Single Use Technologies on Automation and Information Management

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Thursday, April 25th, 2013. One comment so far
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One of the conversations happening among pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers is around the “facility of the future”. I caught up with Emerson’s Gary Mitchell, a consultant on the Life Sciences industry team. He shared some of the trends prompting this relook at how manufacturing processes are designed. Through modular, hybrid and off-the-shelf designs such as […]

Examples of Control Performance Improvement

Posted in Life Sciences, Process Optimization on Monday, October 29th, 2012. One comment so far
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An important part of a smooth running plant is optimizing the performance of the control loops. Emerson’s Mark Coughran, a senior process control consultant, describes and shares examples of how loop optimization is a part of a control performance program in regulated industries including pharmaceutical and biotech. Control performance along with operational excellence, regulatory compliance, […]

Lambda Tuning-Yeah or Neah?

Posted in Control Strategies, Process Optimization on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012. 2 comments so far
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I saw a recent article by process control legend, Greg Shinskey, The Case Against Lambda Tuning. He writes: In recent years, this practice of emulating model-based response using PID controllers has been simplified with the introduction of “Lambda” (λ) tuning, wherein λ represents the closed-loop time constant of the loop’s response to setpoint changes. […]

Vertical Slices Improve Project Efficiency

Posted in Life Sciences, Project Services on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011. No comments yet
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In one of those fortuitous hallway conversations, I discovered that Emerson’s Bill Robertson had written a project management article for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine. Bill is a certified project management professional (PMP) and professional engineer (PE). His article, Vertical Slicing for Customer Acceptance Tests, describes a different methodology for efficiently executing automation projects than has typically […]

Bioreactor Electronic Workflow Project at WBF Conference

Posted in Data Management, Life Sciences on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Christie Deitz and Bristol-Meyers Squibb’s Joe Maguire are presenting, Electronic Workflow for a Bioreactor, at the 2010 WBF North American Conference this week in Austin. Their abstract: Automating workflow and eliminating paper batch records can provide many benefits, including reducing deviations, expediting batch review and release, improving real-time inventory management, and utilizing industry and […]