Category Archive: Simulation

Nov
18

Raymond D. Molloy Award

Raymond D Molloy Award

In early October, 2013, Willy Wojsznis, Mark Nixon and I were notified by the ISA Publications Department that we were the recipients of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award”. The book we co-authored, Advanced Control Foundation: Tools, Techniques, and Applications, sold the most units of any new book published by ISA in 2012. The publication award’s …

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Jan
07

The Semantic Web – Control Loop Foundation

The Semantic Web Control Loop Foundation

When Mark Nixon and I wrote Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes we also worked with Paul Muston and Deb Franke to create a web site that goes with the book. Anyone may go to this web site to perform the 19 workshops that are included in the book. When you select a …

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Dec
10

Foundation Book Promotional Kit

Foundaton Book Display

The single loop and multi-loop control techniques most often used in automating continuous and batch processes are addressed in the book Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes. Similarly, the advanced control techniques that are most often utilized in the process industry are addressed in the book Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and …

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Dec
03

Chinese Translation of Control Loop Foundation

Control Loop Foundation Chinese Translation

A translation of the book Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes is now available on the ISA web site as an e-book in ePub or mobi format. The ePub format is used by most dedicated e-book readers such as Android devices and iPad, iPhone, and iPod, Kobo eReader and Sony Reader. The mobi …

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Nov
26

Addressing Control Applications Using WirelessHART Devices

Addressing Control Applicatons Using WirelessHART Devices

I traveled to Germany earlier this year for a meeting with Namur to present Emerson’s approach for addressing control applications using WirelessHART devices. WirelessHART transmitters have been installation by many plants in Europe. The reliability of these devices has been well established and many of these plants are now interested in using WirelessHART transmitters in …

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Nov
12

Meet The Expert Session – Advanced Control Foundation

Advanced Control Foundation Short Course

As I mentioned in an earlier blog, Willy Wojsznis and I hosted a Meet the Expert session at Emerson Exchange 2012 that covers key points contained in the book Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and Applications. Below is a picture from this session. I received permission from the Emerson board to record the audio …

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Nov
05

Advanced Control Foundation at Emerson Exchange 2012

Advanced Control Foundation at Emerson Exchange

The International Society of Automation (ISA) always has a booth at Emerson Exchange to display books published by ISA and make these books available for purchased. The book that Mark Nixon, Willy Wojsznis, I co-authored this year, Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and Applications was published just two weeks before the opening of Emerson …

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Oct
29

Emerson Exchange 2012

DeltaV Advanced Control Booth Emerson Exchange 2012

If you attended Emerson Exchange 2012 in Anaheim, California, Oct 8-12th then I am sure you will agree this event exceeded all expectations. With over 350 workshops and short course to select from, it was always easy to find a presentation of interests. The exhibit area was open the first three days from 4-8pm. In …

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Oct
22

Continuous Data Analytics – Impact of Transport Delay

Continuous Digester

When developing a PLS models for quality parameter prediction, the deviation of measurement values from their mean must be shifted in time to account for the time required for a change in the input to impact the quality parameter. Similarly, these delays should be taken into account in the processing of the deviation values used …

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Oct
15

Continuous Data Analytics – Impact of Grade Change

Continuous Reactor Example

The process operating points of a continuous process can shift with changes in the product grade that is manufactured. One example of this is a continuous reactor in which the target for output composition changes with product grades. To change the output composition, it is often necessary to change the operating point of one or …

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