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Modeling and Controlling Compressor Surge

Posted in Simulation on Thursday, April 11th, 2019. No comments yet
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Some of the most perennially popular posts (say that fast 10 times!) here on the blog involve axial or centrifugal compressor surge control, or better stated—anti-surge control. In a paper presented at this year’s AIChE Spring Meeting, Emerson’s Greg McMillan—a member of the Process Automation Hall of Fame—presented Compressor Surge Modeling and Control. In his […]

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 […]

Developing Next-Gen Process Control Leaders

Posted in Education on Friday, January 6th, 2017. No comments yet
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Anyone involved in process control knows the steep learning curve from what is taught in the universities to what is required to safely, reliably and efficiently control an industrial process. Many of the world’s foremost experts steeped in this knowledge have retired or are quickly approaching retirement age. Several years ago, Process Automation Hall of […]

Optimizing Energy Usage in Multi-Fuel Boilers

Posted in Energy on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016. No comments yet
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Steam is a critical part of many process manufacturing processes and the energy to produce it can be a significant source of operational costs. I recently caught up with process automation hall-of-fame member Greg McMillan and Emerson’s Scott Pettigrew at the Emerson Exchange conference here in Austin. Greg and Stan Weiner had recently interviewed Scott […]

Managing Pressure and Flow Loops on Acid Gas Absorber

Posted in Emerson Exchange on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015. No comments yet
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At the request of a reader who commented on the last post, here is another of the 11 examples that Emerson’s Mark Coughran shared in his Emerson Exchange Denver presentation, Solving Pressure Control Loop Problems in Hydrocarbon Processing Plants. The commenter wrote: Could you please write up a post about Acid Gas Removal Unit, Absorber […]