Tag Archive: override

Nov
04

Utilizing DeltaV Advanced Control Innovations

Utilizing DeltaV Innovations

Several Meet the Expects workshops are schedule on the last day of Emerson Exchange. As part of this effort, Willy Wojsznis and I co-hosted a workshop this year titled Utilizing DeltaV Advanced Control Innovations to Improve Control Performance. In this workshop we explore and discuss innovative features of the DeltaV PID and embedded Advanced Control …

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Sep
02

Boot Camp for New Employees

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In 2012 Emerson Process Management established a boot camp for new employees. In the boot camp I teach the classes on process control. The presentation I use in boot camp is based on material and process examples from our book Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes. The students in the boot camp use …

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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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Jun
04

Control Loop Foundation Class

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It was my pleasure to co-teach with Darrell Dray the Control Loop Foundation class (9025) the week of May 21st, 2012. The class was held in Emerson Process Management’s Education Center located in Round Rock, TX – just outside of Austin, TX. This 4 ½ day class is based on the Control Loop Foundation book. …

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May
02

Applications – Batch Chemical Reactor Control

As mentioned in my previous blogs on the book Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes, the application examples included in Chapter 16 illustrate the various ways single loop and multi-loop control techniques may be used automate plant control. The second workshop exercise in this chapter allows the reader to explore the different features …

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Mar
07

Model Predictive Control

Charlie Cutler and Ramaker caused quite a stir in 1980 when they presented a paper that provided information on a new technique known as Dynamic Matrix Control. Shell Oil had developed and deployed this technique for the control of large interactive multiple input-multiple output (MIMO) processes such as refinery distillation columns. This work by Shell …

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Feb
07

Override Control

To ensure proper process operating conditions, it may be necessary to maintain some measurable parameters such as vessel temperature, pressure, and level within certain operating limits (constraint limits). The implementation of override control is often the most effective way to maintain the process within its operating constraint limits. Tools are provided in most control systems …

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Nov
15

Control Loop Foundation Web Site

This week we completed work on the web site for the book Control Loop Foundation. Anyone can access this web site to view and perform the exercises for workshops and applications define in the book – a total of 19 exercises. Since the web site is constructed using HTML5, it may be accessed using a …

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