Monthly Archive: October 2009

Oct
23

Exceptional Opportunities in Process Control – Expertise Development

Before my talk at the Boston ISA section meeting on Oct 20, I had the opportunity to interview Sarah Tremblay and Ted Stillwell, automation engineers for a company that designs water and wastewater treatment systems. Sarah has a degree in mechanical engineering and has been on the job for one month. Ted has over 40 …

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Oct
15

Exceptional Opportunities in Process Control – ISA Boston Presentation

I will be doing the presentation McMillanISABostonExceptionalOpportunities.pdf next week at the Boston ISA section meeting. I will be giving out 10 free copies of my book The Funnier Side of Retirement for Engineers and People of the Technical Persuasion to balance out the serious stuff. When? Tuesday, October 20, 2009 6:00 – 7:00 Reception and …

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Oct
09

Exceptional Opportunities in Process Control – Online Metrics

The opportunity afforded by online metrics is worth summarizing in this series even though it has been discussed in several entries on this website. The need to cut costs has translated to an increased emphasis on process efficiency and the ability to justify software, hardware, and personnel. Increasingly these need to be hard benefits (e.g. …

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