Posts Tagged ‘James Beall’

Improving Control Performance

Posted in Process Optimization on Friday, October 5th, 2018. No comments yet
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Today is the final day of the 2018 Emerson Exchange conference. The last session I’m attending is on Control Performance with Emerson’s James Beall, Courtney (Eddie) Lane, Dirk Thiele and Aspentech’s Alex Kalafatis. After the panel introduced themselves, Dirk opened the panel with a poll question, “How would you rate the overall control performance in […]

Selling Value of Digitalization Projects

Posted in Process Optimization, Project Services on Thursday, October 4th, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Laurie Ben and James Beall presented How to Sell the Value of Digitalization with MPC at the 2018 Emerson Exchange conference. Laurie opened by describing different ways digitalization is described—Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and Digital Transformation to name a few. These technologies can help meet new regulation, keep up with the increasing […]

Plan for PID Control Differences in Control System Migration Projects

Posted in Modernization on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017. No comments yet
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The typical lives of industrial control systems (ICSs) are measured in decades. Even so, the time comes when reliability and securing replacement parts becomes nearly impossible given the rapid advancement of technology. There is much to plan and do when the time comes to migrate and modernize the control system. In a Chemical Processing article, […]

5 Questions for Principal Process Control Consultant James Beall

Posted in Process Optimization on Friday, July 28th, 2017. No comments yet
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Emerson’s James Beall joins our continuing podcast series on 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert. The goal of these podcasts is to share some tidbits on how they got their start in a science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)-based career and more about their background, interests and advice for new folks joining our world of […]

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Model Predictive Control Tips & Techniques Preview

Posted in Emerson Exchange, Process Optimization on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016. No comments yet
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Moving from the theoretical world of proportional-integral-derivative control to applying it successfully is a hurdle new process control engineers face. Once mastered, the next step might be in applying advanced process controls. Model predictive control, neural networks, fuzzy logic, gain scheduling and more each require bandwidth and experience to master. One great way to climb […]