Category Archive: Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

Aug
11

Retirement, Fond Memories

I am retiring from Emerson later this month. It has been a real pleasure working at Emerson and to share with subscribers of this blog some of my work on control and simulation. I greatly appreciate the many opportunities I had to help shape the control capability in DeltaV, to lead the function block application …

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Jul
04

Wireless Model Predictive Control Applied for Dividing Wall Column Control

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Willy Wojsznis presented a paper on Wireless Model Predictive Control Applied for Dividing Wall Column Control at the Second International Conference on Event-Based Control, Communication and Signal Processing, EBCCSP2016. This paper was co-authored by me and Mark Nixon and Bailee Roach, University of Texas at Austin. The Conference was held at the Department of computer …

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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
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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Nov
16

Model Predictive Control Using of Wireless Measurements

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For Emerson Exchange 2015 I co-authored a workshop on Process Model Identification and MPC Control of the Dividing Wall Column with Wireless Measurements. The workshop presentation was given by Willy Wojsznis, Emerson Process Management and Bailee Roach, a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin. In this workshop we show how wireless measurements …

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