Tag Archive: optimization

Nov
12

Meet The Expert Session – Advanced Control Foundation

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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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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Nov
10

How to Succeed – Part 1

The capability of field instrumentation, distributed control systems, and advanced process control (APC) software has dramatically increased. At the same time, energy and environmental requirements and the need for worldwide competitiveness have increased. Production units more than ever need to be able to take advantage of their automation and APC systems. Yet there is a …

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Sep
29

Batch vs. Continuous Control and Optimization – Part 4

Batch and fed-batch reactors are designed so that the product concentration is always increasing in the reaction phase of the cycle whereas continuous reactors are designed to hold a constant product concentration. These fundamental differences have enormous implications in terms of composition control. Conventional control of product concentration in a batch and fed-batch reactor is …

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Sep
23

Batch vs. Continuous Control and Optimization – Part 3

Reactors are the pivotal unit operation that sets plant capacity and efficiency besides product quality. Reactors provide good examples of the common and distinctive opportunities for the PID control of batch, fed-batch, and continuous unit operations. Here we examine pressure, temperature, and endpoint control. The pressure control of batch, fed-batch, and continuous reactors may have …

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