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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Nov
09

Process Control Optimization

Meet the Expert from Video

At Emerson Exchange 2015 I hosted a meet the expert session on process control optimization. The six panel members have a wide variety of experience in the process industy. In this session the expert panel members explored the challenges that are often encountered when using traditional and advanced control techniques to optimize plant operations. The experts …

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Nov
02

Defining an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things

The ISA104 committee, Device Integration, normally meets via WebEx each quarter. However, once per year we have a face-to-face meeting in conjunction with the ISA Fall Leaders Meeting. This year ISA104 committee met on October 12 at the Fall Leaders Meeting held in Louisville, KY. As part of the ISA104 meeting we review work we …

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Aug
31

Process Control Using Wireless Sensors and Actuators

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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

Divided Wall Column Control

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

Flow Lab Test of Wireless Control

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

EBCCSP 2015

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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Jul
06

Invited Talk – FDI, EDDL, and the FieldComm Group

Marty Zielinski, Chair of the FieldComm Group’s Strategic Technology Committee, was the invited speaker for the ISA104 Teleconference Meeting held on March 16th, 2015. In his talk Marty discussed the relationship of the Field Device Integration (FDI) standard, IEC 62769, the EDDL international standard IEC 61804 and the FieldComm group. He noted that as of …

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Feb
23

Exploring Dubai

When I traveled to Dubai in November, 2014 to teach the Control Loop Foundation classes (see Februry 16th, 2015 post) it was my first time to visit Dubai. To say the least, I was quite impressed by the city layout, planning and quality of construction. It is by far the most modern city I have …

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