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Educational Reactor Measurement and Control Book

Posted in Education on Monday, September 8th, 2014. One comment so far
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Last week I highlighted an updated book for process control engineers, Tuning and Control Loop Performance, by Greg McMillan. It’s amazing how prolific Greg is, even in his “retirement” over these past several years. I can only aspire to be so active when my golden years arrive! I mention this because Greg has another book […]

Solving Reactor Water Drum Level Problems

Posted in Chemical on Friday, August 15th, 2014. No comments yet
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Author: Mark Brewer I was asked by the engineers at a chemical manufacturing site here in the United Kingdom if I could have a quick look at a level control problem in a reactor coolant water drum. They have 2 very large reactors that generate a lot of waste heat that is removed from the […]

Results Applying Real-Time Batch Analytics

Posted in Technologies on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. No comments yet
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For batch processes, comparing between batches to achieve a high degree of consistency has always been a challenge. In a Chemical Processing article, Batch Processing Gets a Boost, Emerson’s Dawn Marruchella shares results from some beta sites where the real-time batch analytics capability is been proven out before the DeltaV version 12 release occurs in […]

Industrial Applications of PID Control

Posted in Control Strategies, Education on Monday, May 2nd, 2011. 2 comments so far
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Modeling and Control blog’s Greg McMillan continues to share his process control expertise with the world. He’s working on another book, PID Control in the third Millennium – Lessons Learned and New Approaches, which is targeted for release this summer. Greg has recently updated and made available one of the book’s chapters, Industrial Applications of […]

Advice for Batch Reactor Temperature Control

Posted in Energy, Process Optimization on Thursday, July 10th, 2008. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Mark Coughran has been busy sharing his process control expertise lately. His latest article, Improve Batch Reactor temperature control, appears in the June issue of Chemical Processing magazine. Mark describes three batch reactor temperature control cases with split-range control configurations. The first case involves control valves to hot and cold headers on the reactor […]