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Knowledge Sharing with ISA Mentor Program

Posted in Education on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019. No comments yet
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I’m lucky enough to be on the email distribution list for the ISA Mentor Program where automation hall of fame legend, Greg McMillan, shares some of the work he continues to offer well into his golden years. Greg and Hunter Vegas started this program in 2011 with the intent to transfer knowledge between seasoned automation […]

How to Identify Simple Process Dynamics

Posted in Education, Process Optimization on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. No comments yet
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The subject of process dynamics can get quite involved and cause many to shy away from it. Emerson’s Felipe Fakir, a systems engineer based in Brazil, has written a whitepaper, Process Characterization, to make the topic more approachable—at least in how to identify simple process dynamics. He opens introducing the process variables used in a […]

Practical Ways to Save Energy in Your Plant

Posted in Chemical, Energy on Friday, January 15th, 2010. No comments yet
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A recent Wall Street Journal article, U.S. Expects Steady Climb in Energy Prices opens: Energy prices are undergoing a long, slow march higher as major economies shake off the effects of last year’s recession, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Tuesday in its monthly outlook. This outlook has many process manufacturers in energy-intensive industries again […]

Dealing with Fixed Deadtime with the Smith Predictor Algorithm

Posted in Control Strategies, Process Optimization, Pulp & Paper on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009. No comments yet
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I recently exchanged some emails with Emerson’s Sergei Kuznetsov, part of TAG projects organization, and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sergei is principal control systems engineer, certified professional engineer, and has an MSEE degree. He shared with me an article, Staying In Control that he had written for Engineered Wood Journal magazine. The article describes ways […]

For These Economic Times, Squeeze More Out Of Your Process

Posted in Control Strategies, Process Optimization on Tuesday, January 20th, 2009. No comments yet
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One only has to come across reports like the Institute for Supply Management‘s Manufacturing ISM Report On Business to see the slowing global economic conditions. The report notes: Manufacturing activity continued to decline at a rapid rate during the month of December. The decline covers the full breadth of manufacturing industries, as none of the […]