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How Good is Your Level Control?

Posted in Services, Consulting & Training on Monday, August 25th, 2014. 4 comments so far
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So asks Emerson’s Lou Heavner in a thought-provoking post in the DeltaV track of the Emerson Exchange 365 community. Lou opens: Is it good enough? Is it too good? Do you even know? Should you care? Well yes, you probably should care. Most level processes are non-self-regulating or integrating processes. Everything you probably learned about […]

Wireless Measurements in Control Applications

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Industrial IoT on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014. One comment so far
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As wireless technology continues to be used in process manufacturing facilities, those used in control applications are increasing. At the ISA Automation Week conference, Emerson’s Terry Blevins, Mark Nixon, and Marty Zielinski authored the paper, Using Wireless Measurements in Control Applications. Terry and Marty presented it for Automation Week attendees. They discussed the impact of […]

Process Automation System Design Techniques

Posted in Services, Consulting & Training on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013. 8 comments so far
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For an automation project, what design methodology should you follow? Emerson’s Scott Turner provides some thoughts for your consideration. When designing a new control scheme or strategy it is easy to underestimate the amount of design effort required. A well-designed scheme or strategy is generally more robust and fit for purpose than a control function […]

A Unified PID Control Methodology

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Services, Consulting & Training on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. One comment so far
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PID control is the workhorse of process automation. At this week’s AIChE 2013 Spring Meeting and 9th Global Congress on Process Safety, Control Talk blog‘s Greg McMillan and Eastman Chemical’s Héctor Torres presented their paper, A Unified PID Control Methodology to Meet Plant Objectives. Here is the presentation:

PID Control History and Advancements

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Services, Consulting & Training on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013. No comments yet
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PID (proportional-integral-derivative) control, a foundational control technology for process manufacturers, has been with us since the early 1900s. In a Control Engineering article, Evolving PID Tuning Rules – A Brief History, Starting With The Earliest PID Controllers To The Most Recent Developments. There Is More Continuity Than You Might Expect, Emerson’s Terry Blevins and Willy […]