Posts Tagged ‘PID’

Risk is the Card that Trumps Everything

Posted in Modernization on Thursday, November 13th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Author: Gordon Lawther In the world of aging automation systems and infrastructures, there are always new features and capabilities that we’d like to have. HMI’s [human machine interfaces] more akin to our home computers, intuitive engineering tools with pre-defined libraries incorporating functions that used to require dozens of lines of code, smart diagnostics to replace […]

Industrial Energy Team Peels Reliability like Onion!

Posted in Energy, Process Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, August 8th, 2013. 3 comments so far
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Having reliable process manufacturing operations begins with reliable components and reliable control strategies to handle changing conditions. Emerson’s Jennifer Sandstrom, a senior industrial energy consultant, highlights the role of consultants in unpeeling the many aspects of designing and maintaining reliable operations. Reliability is something (equipment, software, etc) that produces similar results under consistent conditions. Well, […]

PID Advances in Process Control

Posted in Technologies, Wireless on Monday, April 16th, 2012. One comment so far
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At the IFAC Conference on Advances in PID Control (IFAC PID’12), Emerson’s Terry Blevins presented PID Advances in Industrial Control. This conference: …aims at gathering academic and industrial experts in the field in order to present the recent research developments in the design of PID controllers. In addition to provide the current state-of-the-art in the […]

Process Automation Hall of Famer Willy Wojsznis and Advanced Control

Posted in Process Optimization on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010. No comments yet
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At the recent WBF North American Conference here in Austin, Texas, Emerson’s Willy Wojsznis was honored by being inducted into ControlGlobal.com’s Process Automation Hall of Fame. He joins Terry Blevins and Greg McMillan from the Emerson team in receiving this honor. I know that when I walk by their offices that I can feel the […]

Dealing with Fixed Deadtime with the Smith Predictor Algorithm

Posted in Control Strategies, Process Optimization, Pulp & Paper on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009. No comments yet
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I recently exchanged some emails with Emerson’s Sergei Kuznetsov, part of TAG projects organization, and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sergei is principal control systems engineer, certified professional engineer, and has an MSEE degree. He shared with me an article, Staying In Control that he had written for Engineered Wood Journal magazine. The article describes ways […]