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Avoid Operational Issues with Proper Control Valve Selection

Posted in Final Control Element on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019. No comments yet
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Because they directly touch the process flow, control valves play a significant role in the stability, robustness and variability in the process. One bad-acting control valve can create large problems for safe and reliable operations. At last week’s AIChE Spring Meeting, Emerson’s James Beall presented Specifying Control Valve Performance to Achieve Desired Process Performance. In […]

Improving Control Performance

Posted in Process Optimization on Friday, October 5th, 2018. No comments yet
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Today is the final day of the 2018 Emerson Exchange conference. The last session I’m attending is on Control Performance with Emerson’s James Beall, Courtney (Eddie) Lane, Dirk Thiele and Aspentech’s Alex Kalafatis. After the panel introduced themselves, Dirk opened the panel with a poll question, “How would you rate the overall control performance in […]

5 Questions for Principal Process Control Consultant James Beall

Posted in Process Optimization on Friday, July 28th, 2017. No comments yet
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Emerson’s James Beall joins our continuing podcast series on 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert. The goal of these podcasts is to share some tidbits on how they got their start in a science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)-based career and more about their background, interests and advice for new folks joining our world of […]

5 Questions for Process Control Consultant Mark Coughran

Posted in Process Optimization on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. No comments yet
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Let’s continue our 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert podcast series with Mark Coughran. Mark has decades of experience in process automation and optimization. We’ve shared some of Mark’s experience and client engagements here on the blog. In this podcast, you’ll hear how he started at the control valve in his journey in gaining experience […]

Process Control Loop Performance Guidance

Posted in Process Optimization, Variability Management on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016. No comments yet
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Variability in a process can impact unplanned downtime frequency, product quality, energy usage and more. I received some questions about measures of control performance from a reliability specialist in a refinery. I thought that these questions and answers I received were too valuable to remain buried in email. The questions were: How many controllers or […]