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Controlling Surge in Centrifugal Compressors

Posted in Process Optimization on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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Centrifugal and axial compressors can experience a potentially destructive condition known as surge. Emerson’s Mikhail Ilchenko describes it for me. Surge is a condition that occurs in compressors when the amount of gas they are trying to compress is insufficient for the size of the compressor and the blades lose their ability to transfer energy […]

Optimizing Hydrocyclone Separation Processes

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, April 29th, 2019. No comments yet
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In the mining industry, hydrocyclones are mineral processing equipment used in slurry pulps to separate coarse and fine particles according to their size and density. From Wikipedia: The mixture [slurry pulp] is injected into the hydrocyclone in such a way as to create the vortex and, depending upon the relative densities of the two phases, […]

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, […]

Creating a Digitally-Enabled Workforce

Posted in Support Services on Monday, December 17th, 2018. No comments yet
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Edition #14 of Innovations in Process Automation is now available. And it’s available not only in English, but also in German, Italian, Spanish and French. This latest edition includes articles about: Emerson’s commitment to training and education is closing the skills gap STEM initiatives inspire next generation of innovators The business case for gender balance […]

Better Decisions with Intelligent Mobile Access

Posted in Technologies on Friday, November 2nd, 2018. No comments yet
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The rise of smart phone and tablets has enabled businesses to completely rethink workflows and access to information. Within the world of manufacturing, this is even true for supervising and managing the process. In a Chemical Engineering article, Engineering Challenges? There’s a Mobile Application for That, Emerson’s Mariana Dionisio describes how the DeltaV Mobile application: […]