Tag Archive: MPC

Apr
01

Addressing Loop Interaction

Interactive Loop Example

In some cases, the manipulated parameter of one control loop can impact the controlled parameter of another control loop as illustrated below. To allow both loops to operate in automatic mode, loop interaction is most often addressed by simply detuning one of the control loops by reducing the proportional gain. The valve (or another final …

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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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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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Sep
17

Control Loop Foundation Class – Nov 5-9

9025 Class

I worked closely with Emerson’s education department to establish the class Control Loop Foundation (9025). This 4 ½ day class is intended primarily for people who are new to the process industry and process control. Approximately 30% of the class is dedicated to workshops in which the students get hands on experience working with the …

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Sep
10

Advanced Control Foundation – Book’s Web Site

Advanced Control Foundation Home Page

A workshop is provided at the end of each chapter of Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and Applications that explores the technology. One of the unique features of the book is that the reader may view the workshop solution by going to the web site (http://www.advancedcontrolfoundation.com. ) that accompanies the book. All you need …

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Sep
03

Advanced Control Foundation – ISA Web Site

Advanced Control Foundation

Last week Mark Nixon, Willy Wojsznis and I completed the final type set review of Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and Applications. It is always a good feeling to reach this point when writing a book. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques and Applications will be available …

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Aug
13

Emerson Exchange – Meet the Expert Session

This year Emerson Exchange will be held October 8-12, 2012 – Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California.  A number of meet the expert sessions are scheduled for the last day of the conference, Friday, October 12th . Willy Worjsznis and I will host one meet the expert session in which we will give an overview of …

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Aug
06

Advanced Control Foundation – Coming Soon

Advanced Control Foundation

Many of the advanced control products available in the DeltaV control system can be traced to an advanced control research and development program established within Emerson Process Management in the early 1990s. The ISA book Advanced Control Unleashed – Plant Performance Management for Optimum Benefit, published in 2003, included examples based on advanced control software …

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Feb
06

Teaching the 9025 Class – Costa Rica

9025 Class - Costa Rica

The week of January 8th, 2012 I traveled to our office in Costa Rica to teach the 9025 class. This class was created last year by Emerson’s education department to provide training on the basics of process control and instrumentation. The lecture material and student workshops included in the class are based on the book …

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