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State-based Control Case Study at AFPM Summit

Posted in Process Optimization on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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At the 2019 AFPM Operations & Technology Summit, Emerson’s Dustin Beebe teamed with a professional with a global chemical producer. Their presentation was case study was on applying state-based control on one of their production processes. Procedural automation addresses the various states in which a continuous process resides. Some examples include startup, upset recovery, planned […]

Successfully Implementing State-Based Procedure Automation

Posted in Chemical, Process Optimization on Monday, September 16th, 2019. No comments yet
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Continuous processes still must go through startups, planned and unplanned shutdowns, upset recovery and other events. These operations have traditionally been performed manually. At the October 14-16, 2019 AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit in San Antonio, Texas, Emerson’s Courtney E. (Eddie) Lane will present with a Global Process Automation Technology Leader for a major […]

Operating Discipline and Dynamic Alarm Management

Posted in Alarm Management, Process Optimization on Monday, April 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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Defining operational states and codifying these into control strategies has many advantages in improving safety and overall operational performance. In an AIChE Spring Meeting presentation, A New Look at Industrial Incidents—Driving Operating Discipline in the Control Environment, Emerson’s Tom Nolan shared advantages of this approach. The thrust of his message to the attendees was that […]

State-Based Alarm Management

Posted in Alarm Management on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016. 2 comments so far
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The ISA106 committee on Procedure Automation for Continuous Process Operations is chartered with: …developing standards, recommended practices, and technical reports on the design and implementation of procedures for automating continuous process operations. The committee is addressing: Models and terminology Modularization of procedural steps to foster re-use and lower TCO Exception handling for abnormal situations Physical, […]