Terry Blevins

Author's details

Date registered: April 19, 2011

Biography

Terry Blevins has been actively involved in the application and design of process control systems throughout his career. For more than 15 years, he worked as a systems engineer and group manager in the design and startup of advanced control solutions for the pulp and paper industry. Terry was instrumental in the establishment of Emerson Process Management's Advanced Control Program. From 1998-2005, Terry was the team lead for the development of DeltaV advanced control products. He is the Fieldbus Foundation™ team lead for the development and maintenance of the Function Block Specification and editor of the SIS Architecture and Model Specifications. In this capacity, Terry is involved in the movement of Fieldbus Foundation function block work into international standards. Terry is the U.S. expert to the IEC SC65E WG7 function block committee that is responsible for the IEC 61804 function block standards. He is a voting member and chairman of ISA104-EDDL (Electronic Device Description Language) committee and is the technical advisor to the United States Technical Advisory Group (USTAG) for the IEC65E subcommittee. He is also a member of the USNC TAG (IEC/SC65 and IEC/TC65). Terry authored "An Overview of the ISA/IEC Fieldbus," Section 11, Standards Overview, Fifth Edition of the Process/Industrial Instruments and Controls Handbook and coauthored four sections in the Fourth Edition of the Instrumentation Engineer's Handbook, Process Control and Optimization. He coauthored the ISA bestselling book Advanced Control Unleashed. He has 36 patents and has written over 65 papers on process control system design and applications. Terry received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville in 1971 and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1973. In 2004, he was inducted into Control Magazine's Process Automation Hall of Fame. Presently, Terry is a principal technologist in the future architecture team of DeltaV Product Engineering at Emerson Process Management.

Latest posts

  1. Automatic Control: Future Challenges, Solutions, and Systems — June 27, 2016
  2. Industry 4.0 – Standardization Roadmap — March 28, 2016
  3. Wireless Control Foundation – Part 3 — January 18, 2016
  4. Wireless Control Foundation – Part 2, Continuous Control — January 11, 2016
  5. Wireless Control Foundation – Part 1, Background — January 4, 2016

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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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