Posts Tagged ‘model predictive control’

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 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 […]

Wireless Multi-Rate Model Predictive Control

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Monday, January 22nd, 2018. No comments yet
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Communications networks have become pervasive at many levels in control system architectures. As wireless networks and the Industrial Internet of Things become more common, the complexity and security requirements for these networks grows. Emerson’s Felipe Fakir shared a new book on these communication networks with me. He co-authored one of the chapter. The book, Networked […]