Monthly Archive: November 2009

Nov
16

Exceptional Opportunities in Process Control – Startup and Abnormal Conditions

Startups, grade transitions, and abnormal conditions are the most difficult, operator intensive, hazardous, and inefficient periods of plant operation. Operators often believe these conditions require operator evaluation and action. The conditions are thought to be too special and the response too situation dependent to automate. The operators are right in saying these periods of operation …

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Nov
09

Exceptional Opportunities in Process Control – Articles and Books

After all is said and done, articles and books have been the main method of advancing and sharing the technology for industrial process control. I don’t know of an undergraduate degree in process automation. Chemical, electrical, mechanical, and systems engineering programs offer an undergraduate course or two on process control. However, the typical university control …

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