Posts Tagged ‘#OvationUG2018’

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 […]

Trends toward Remote Turbine Operations

Posted in Technologies on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, Emerson’ Brett Benson discussed the challenge of operating multiple plants with reduced staff levels and how centralized control for single or multiple plant sites is a viable solution. The latest developments in communication technology coupled with modern control hardware provides utilities the ability to monitor, analyze alarms and […]

Practical Tips for System Security

Posted in Cyber-Security on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Nick Janouskovec shared his practical tips for attaining and managing Ovation system security at the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference. With so many different standards, regulations, technologies and approaches to cybersecurity, it can be challenging to figure out what you really need. Developing a security program that truly secures your control system, meets your […]

Electronic Turbine Overspeed Protection

Posted in Asset Optimization on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, Emerson’s Sam Onuska and Greg Lieb presented improvements in advanced overspeed protection and online, real time testing of overspeed systems. Greg opened describing where overspeed protection systems can be applied including steam turbines, gas turbines, boiler feed pump turbines (BFPTs) and hydro turbines. These systems measure the shaft […]

Ovation Compact Controller

Posted in Plant Equipment on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Tom Snowdon provided a closer look at the Ovation Compact Controller (OCC100) with third party I/O at the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference. The OCC100 extends the Ovation platform to small-scale and highly-distributed applications that need secure, reliable and direct control close the field devices or plant equipment. Typical applications may include small hydro, […]