Tag Archive: MPC

Sep
03

Advanced Control Foundation – ISA Web Site

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

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

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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Dec
26

Technical Exhibit at Emerson Exchange – Advanced Control

The number of registered participants at Emerson Exchange, 2011 exceeded 2,900 people. In technical sessions, over 300 papers were presented on a wide variety of topics. At Emerson Exchange the DeltaV future architecture team often presents papers on field trail results associated with prototypes of new technology and applications that we have developed. For example, …

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Dec
19

Maximizing the Return on Your Control Investment – Part 2

As addressed in my December 12th blog posting, James Beall and I presented Part 1 of this presentation on Friday morning at Emerson Exchange, 2011 in a “meet the expert” workshop. Part 2 was not presentation at Emerson Exchange because of time limitation. In this continuation of the presentation we address when it is possible …

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Oct
31

ISA Best Seller Award – Control Loop Foundation

In early September, Mark Nixon and I were notified by ISA that we were recipients of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award” presented by the ISA Publications Department. Our book, Control Loop Foundation—Batch and Continuous Processes, sold the most units of any new book published by ISA in 2010. We received this award in the Mardi …

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Oct
24

Control Loop Foundation – Class (9025)

As I noted in a previous blog, Emerson’s education department has established a class (9025) based on the book Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes that I co-authored with Mark Nixon. This is a 4 ½ day class in which most of the key ideas contained in the book is covered in class lectures. …

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Aug
29

Commissioning Control Systems – Process Delay

Single-loop and multi-loop control may be used to address a wide variety of control requirements. However, if a process is characterized by extremely long process delays or by a high degree of process interaction, then other control techniques may be required. The control of quality parameters such as composition is often complicated by large process …

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Aug
15

Commissioning Control Systems – Process Interaction

In many applications, the process equipment is characterized as having multiple manipulated inputs. This type of equipment configuration is often referred to as a multiple input/multiple output process. The process control consists of multiple PID blocks where a process output and process input pair are associated with each PID. The challenge in designing and commissioning …

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