Jun
27

Automatic Control: Future Challenges, Solutions, and Systems

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I had the pleasure of attending the Second International Conference on Event-Based Control, Communication and Signal Processing EBCCSP2016, Krakow, Poland, June 13-15, 2016. On the first day of the conference I gave an industrial keynote presentation on Automatic Control: Future Challenges, Solutions, and Systems. Also, Willy Wojsznis attended the conference and presented a paper. Below …

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Mar
28

Industry 4.0 – Standardization Roadmap

The ISA104 committee, Device Integration, is exploring the role that existing IEC standards ( EDDL – IEC61804 and FDI – IEC 62769) play when addressing IoT and Industry 4.0. Thus, in the committee’s March 24th , 2016 meeting the invited speaker was Professor Christian Diedrich, ifak, Germany. Christian is one of the co-authors of the …

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Jan
18

Wireless Control Foundation – Part 3

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In this Part 3 of the Wireless Control Foundation short course given at Emerson Exchange 2015 , Terry Blevins and Mark Nixon address Discrete Control Using Wireless Field Devices, Model Based Control Using Wireless Transmitter, Wireless Model Predictive Control, Applying Wireless in Legacy Systems, Simulating Wireless Control, Book Web Site. If you have an interest …

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Jan
11

Wireless Control Foundation – Part 2, Continuous Control

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In this Part 2 of the Wireless Control Foundation short course given at Emerson Exchange 2015 , Terry Blevins addresses continuous control using wireless transmitters and control using wireless throttling valves. If you have an interest in learning more about wireless control then you can view a video of this presentation using the link below.

Jan
04

Wireless Control Foundation – Part 1, Background

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Mark Nixon and I hosted a short course at Emerson Exchange 2015 titled Wireless Control Foundation. In this short course the book authors present key areas of the book Wireless Control Foundation that was published by ISA in October, 2014. This book addresses control techniques that enable closed loop control using wireless valves and wireless …

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Dec
21

Control With Wireless – Part 4, Wireless Control Using ROC800

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At Emerson Exchange 2015 Eric Cytrynowicz, Emerson Process Management, participated in a technology forum on control with wireless. In his presentation, Eric discussed applications that can be address in upstream oil and gas applications using wireless transmitters and wireless valves. In his presentation Eric discussed work to add PIDPlus capability to the ROC800 to support …

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Dec
14

Control With Wireless – Part 3, Wireless Valves

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At Emerson Exchange 2015 Kurtis Jensen, Emerson Process Management, gave participated in a technology forum on control with wireless. In his presentation, Kurtis discuss how a wide variety of discrete control applications have been addressed using wireless transmitters and wireless on-off valves. Also, in his presentation Kurtis provided some information work that is being done …

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Dec
07

Control With Wireless – Part 2, Distillation Column Control

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At Emerson Exchange 2015 Bailee Roach, a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, gave participated in a technology forum on distillation column control with wireless. As part of the technology forum she gave a presentation on how wireless transmitters have been successfully used with PIDPlus to address liquid flow, steam flow, and …

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Nov
30

Control With Wireless – Part 1, Guidelines

At Emerson Exchange 2015 I participated in a technology forum on control with wireless that was organized and moderated by Neil Peterson, Emerson Process Management. In this session the panel discussed various aspect of wireless control application of wireless control. Wireless Control Guideline – Terry Blevins, Emerson Process Management, Austin Dividing Wall Column Control Using …

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Nov
23

Wireless Distillation Column Control

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I co-authored workshop on Wireless Distillation Column Control for Emerson Exchange 2015. The workshop presentation was hosted by me, Kurtis Jensen, Emerson Process Management, and Melissa Donahue, a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin. In the workshop we discuss the control performance that may be achieved using wireless transmitters in liquid and …

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