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Applying Feedforward Control Successfully

Posted in Control Strategies, Process Optimization on Friday, April 8th, 2011. No comments yet
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If feedforward control is not part of nor been successfully applied as part of your overall process control strategy, you may want to give Modeling and Control blog’s Greg McMillan‘s recent article a read. The Intech magazine article, Feedforward control enables flexible, sustainable manufacturing, offers the reasons why, the benefits and pitfalls, common opportunities that […]

Flow Control with VFD Pumps versus Control Valves

Posted in Energy, Final Control Element on Friday, April 1st, 2011. 10 comments so far
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A recent ControlGlobal.com article explored the energy savings of variable frequency drive (VFD)-based centrifugal pumps versus control valves in flow control applications. The article, Eliminating the Control Valve sums its position in the subtitle, “Valves Are Energy Hogs; They Stick; They’re Prone to Mechanical Failure. So Why the Reluctance to Replace Them With VFDs?” The […]