Posts Tagged ‘Mark Nixon’

Freely Available Learning Tools for New Process Automation Professionals

Posted in Communities, Process Optimization on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016. No comments yet
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A question on PID control in the Emerson Exchange 365 community reminded me how good some of the free, online learning tools are available for engineers new to our instrumentation and process automation ranks. The question: i have a question about PID, about setpoint for one pid from other pid ,,,is possible that these two […]

ISA Process Control and Safety Symposium Presentations

Posted in Wireless on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015. No comments yet
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Last week, the 2015 ISA Process Control and Safety Symposium took place in Houston, Texas. Leading experts from across our world of process instrumentation and control shared their wisdom to help advance the cause of safer, more efficient and more reliable operations. The program included a number of Emerson presenters. Mark Nixon presented Big Data […]

Predictive Analytics on Inferred Measurements

Posted in Emerson Exchange on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Mark Nixon teamed with Robert Montgomery and Bailee Roach with the University of Texas and Brian Parsonnet with Seeq on an Emerson Exchange presentation, Utilizing Predictive Analytics for Inferred Measurements. Their abstract: The University of Texas at Austin is currently working on the design and evaluation of Divided Wall Technology (DWC). The application of […]

Capturing and Transferring Plant Operator Expertise

Posted in Operator Performance, Usability on Friday, September 4th, 2015. No comments yet
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As businesses in the West grapple with the demographic challenge of losing experienced employees to retirement, companies are taking various approaches to capturing and transferring this expertise to their incoming personnel. Emerson’s Mark Nixon pointed me to a great Chemical Processing article, Plants Grapple with Graying Staff. Mark has led many of the advancements in […]

Improving Operator Performance via Human Factors Research

Posted in Operator Performance, Usability on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015. No comments yet
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Safe operations are a top priority for process manufacturers and producers. One major area affecting process and personnel safety is the capabilities and performance of plant operators. The Center for Operator Performance (COP) consortium brings together: …a diverse group of industry, vendor, and academia representatives addressing human capabilities and limitations with research, collaboration, and human […]