Dec
21

Control With Wireless – Part 4, Wireless Control Using ROC800

ROC800 Wireless

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

WirelessValve

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

Distillation Column

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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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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