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Improving Coalescer, Separator and Reactor Control Performance

Posted in Production, Services, Consulting & Training on Friday, February 24th, 2017. No comments yet
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In adhesive production processes, coalescers and separators are used to accelerate the separation of immiscible liquid (completely insoluble) dispersions. I learned about this from Emerson’s Sudhir Jain and Mark Coughran, who shared a recent visit they made with an adhesives producer to address the control performance challenges they faced. They were seeking consulting help to […]

With a Little Help from Your Global Peer-to-Peer Community

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Services, Consulting & Training on Friday, January 29th, 2016. No comments yet
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Social networks have made peer-to-peer knowledge sharing easier and more accessible than ever. Given the challenge of running process manufacturing and production facilities safely, reliably and efficiently, this ability to tap into others’ expertise is critical. A great example of where this knowledge sharing occurs is in the Emerson Exchange 365 community. For example, in […]

Managing Pressure and Flow Loops on Acid Gas Absorber

Posted in Event 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 […]

Solving Pressure Control Loop Problems

Posted in Event, Services, Consulting & Training on Monday, October 19th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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It was great having the weekend to rest and recover from a breathless pace at last week’s Emerson Exchange conference. There were so many workshops to see, but with more than 350 from which to choose, I couldn’t make them all. Over the next several weeks, I’ll recap some of the ones I missed. Let’s […]

Solving Reactor Temperature Control Challenges

Posted in Life Sciences & Medical, Services, Consulting & Training on Monday, September 28th, 2015. No comments yet
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Some of my favorite posts are ones that come out of a string of problem-solving email messages. And so it is with today’s post. Emerson’s Mark Coughran was recently at biopharmaceutical facility that was having temperature control issues on a reactor vessel. The temperature process variable was overshooting far past the setpoint with the control […]