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Applying Embedded Model Predictive Control

Posted in Process Optimization on Thursday, April 18th, 2019. No comments yet
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The history of model predictive control (MPC) dates back to the early 1970s invented at Shell Oil and was known as Dynamic Matrix Control. MPC was designed at that time to solve largescale control challenges. As technology advanced, this technology could be more widely applied on smaller-scale challenges. At this past 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting, […]

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 […]

Handling Processes with Long Lag Times

Posted in Water & Wastewater on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Mircea Lupu shared his thoughts on Ovation system algorithms for handling processes with long lag times—a control challenge that vexes many. Mircea opened noting that control algorithms are at the heart of any control system to provide stable and accurate response and robustness against disturbances and process changes. Tuning these algorithms to achieve the […]

Advanced Startup Automation in the Power Industry

Posted in Event, Power on Monday, July 30th, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, a power producer shared their story of how they improved their unit startups through the application of advanced technology. The US electrical power grid is evolving rapidly as it adds more renewable generation from solar and wind energy sources. This trend is driving the need for large generating […]