Category Archive: Wireless

Dec
07

Control With Wireless – Part 2, Distillation Column Control

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

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

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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Aug
31

Process Control Using Wireless Sensors and Actuators

Over the last 10 years I have worked with a number of technologists from the process industry on various aspects of control using wireless field devices. Much of this work is summarized in the book Wireless Control Foundation – Continuous and Discrete Control for the Process Industry. Recently Mark Nixon (Emerson) and Willy Wojsznis (Emerson), …

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Jul
27

Model Predictive Control With Event Driven Operation

Willy Wojsznis, Mark Nixon and I co-author the paper Model Predictive Control With Event Driven Operation for the “1st European Experts’ Workshop On Emerging Trends In Event Based Systems” . In this paper we address how wireless measurements have been successfully used in the application of MPC in the control of a Divided Wall Column …

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Jul
20

Event Based Control Applied to Wireless Throttling Valves

Willy Wojsznis, Mark Nixon and I co-author the paper Event Based Control Applied to Wireless Throttling Valves for the “1st European Experts’ Workshop On Emerging Trends In Event Based Systems”. In this paper we address the performance achieved in a flow lab using an industrial size prototype wireless throttling valve in closed loop control of …

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Jul
13

Industrial Advances in Wireless and Event Driven Control

Last month Willy Wojsznis and I attended the “1st European Experts’ Workshop On Emerging Trends In Event Based Systems”. This workshop was held on the campus of AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland. For this workshop, Willy and I co-authored two papers with Mark Nixon that addressed how event triggered execution is used …

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Feb
16

Control Classes – Dubai

In late November, 2014 I traveled to Dubai to teach the Control Loop Foundation class. This class is based on the book Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes and is a standard class offered by Emerson’s education department. In this class the students used the book’s web site to perform the workshops that …

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Dec
29

Expanding the Use of DeltaV Advanced Control

At Emerson Exchange, 2014, I hosted a Meet the Expert Session on Expanding the Use of DeltaV Advanced Control. The panelists in this session were:  Willy Wojsznis , Emerson Process Management Louis Heavner , Emerson Process Management Terry Blevins – Principal Technologist, Emerson Process Management Terry Chmelyk , Spartan Controls Christopher McNabb – Senior Engineering …

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