Tag Archive: PIDPlus

Aug
11

Retirement, Fond Memories

I am retiring from Emerson later this month. It has been a real pleasure working at Emerson and to share with subscribers of this blog some of my work on control and simulation. I greatly appreciate the many opportunities I had to help shape the control capability in DeltaV, to lead the function block application …

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Aug
31

Process Control Using Wireless Sensors and Actuators

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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Dec
15

Wireless for Control

At Emerson Exchange, 2014 I participated in technology forum panel discussion on control using wireless measurements and valves . The panelists were: Terry Blevins, Principal Technologist, Emerson Process Management Scott Broadley, President, Broadley-James Corporation Mitch Panther, Senior Design Engineer, Fisher Controls Bailee Roach, PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin Eric Rotvold, Distinguished Technologist, Rosemount …

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Dec
08

Using Wireless Throttling Valves in Column Control

At Emerson Exchange 2014 I worked with Stephen Briggs, University Of Texas, Austin and Kurtis Jensen, Emerson Process Management, to co-host a workshop on control using a wireless throttling valve. As addressed in this presentation, we have tested in a flow lab the control performance that may be achieved using PIDPlus with a wireless throttling …

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Jun
09

Wireless Control Presentation – ACC 2014

This last week I gave a paper presentation at the American Control Conference, Portland, OR. The topic of this paper was PID Control Using Wireless Measurements. I co-authored the paper with Mark Nixon and Willy Wojsznis. Below is a picture taken during the presentation. This paper presents a wireless PID controller, known as PIDPlus. The …

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Mar
31

Wireless Throttling Valve Power Consumption

Something that all manufactures of wireless throttling valves must be concerned with in their design is battery power consumption. In a control application using a wireless throttling valve much of the power available to the actuator is used to track changes in target valve position. To minimize battery power consumption, the number of changes made …

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Mar
24

Utilizing Wireless Throttling Valves in Control

Over the last five years a wide variety of WirelessHART transmitters have been introduced by the major manufacturers of field devices. The PIDPlus enables closed loop control using the slower update rate provided by a wireless transmitter. The broad acceptance of wireless transmitters has generated an interest in the application of wireless throttling valves in …

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Feb
24

Wireless Control – ACC 2014

The 2014 American Control Conference, ACC, will be held Wednesday through Friday, June 4 – 6, at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Portland, OR. As noted on the conference web site, the ACC is internationally recognized as a premier scientific and engineering conference dedicated to the advancement of control theory and practice. Last year …

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Dec
09

Using Wireless Measurements In Control Applications

Wireless transmitters may be preferred in applications where new measurements are required since the cost may be lower than that associated with installing wired transmitters. However, there is a significant differences in the frequency and manner in which a new measurement value is updated by a wired transmitter vs. a wireless transmitter. Such differences must …

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Oct
21

ISA Automation Week – Nov 5-7

ISA Automation Week is one of the major conferences conducted each year in North American. This year the conference will be held November 5-7 at the Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, TN. The convention center is convenient to reach – just eight miles away from the Nashville International Airport. A number of standards groups conduct meetings …

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