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Estimating the Financial Benefits in Variability Reduction

Posted in Process Optimization, Refining on Friday, May 9th, 2008. No comments yet
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I received an email from a university student with a great question the other day. It prompted a great answer from Pete Sharpe, a Principal Advanced Automation Consultant. You may recall Pete from earlier posts on process optimization. I’ve retained the anonymity of the person asking the question by editing the question: I am doing […]

Vessel Level Control Can Reduce Process Variability

Posted in Process Optimization, Variability Management on Thursday, January 10th, 2008. No comments yet
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Like capacitors do for electrical circuits, vessel levels provide capacity that can absorb variability within the process. In many cases, a properly tuned level controller can make the variability of the vessel outflow can be much less than the variability vessel inflow. Of course, if it’s not properly tuned, the variability can pass right through […]