I had the pleasure of beginning my process automation career in New Orleans, Louisiana working as a Conoco systems engineer on offshore oil & gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. New Orleans' food, festivities, sights and sounds are firmly embedded in my memories....
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Flow Control with VFD Pumps versus Control Valves
A recent ControlGlobal.com article explored the energy savings of variable frequency drive (VFD)-based centrifugal pumps versus control valves in flow control applications. The article, Eliminating the Control Valve sums its position in the subtitle, "Valves Are...
Digitally Connected Variable Speed Drives
Whether controlling pumps, fans, blowers, conveyors, compressors, extruders, mixers, agitators, chippers, etc., AC variable speed drives can be found in most plants and mills. Emerson's Jonas Berge, whom you may recall from earlier digital communications-related...
Marshalltown Innovation Center Motor Drive Technologies
Last week was the official unveiling of the Emerson Innovation Center in Marshalltown, Iowa. I shared insights into the event through the lens of social media. In addition to Emerson Process Management technologies used throughout this facility, technologies come from...
Control Valve Impact on Process Variability
The March/April edition of Intech magazine features an article by ModelingAndControl.com's Greg McMillan--Key design components of final control elements. The article is derived from Greg's new book, Essentials of Modern Measurements and Final Elements in the Process...
What Have I Learned? – Read Greg McMillan’s Blog
If you're a process automation professional and you haven't been following Greg McMillan on the ModelingAndControl.com blog and his "What Have I Learned?" series of posts, you're not in the flow of great knowledge sharing. Here's the current list of posts: What Have I...
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