Tag Archive: simulation

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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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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Dec
05

Commissioning Highly Interactive Process

Commissioning Highly Interactive Process

At Emerson Exchange, 2011, I had the pleasure of working with Eric Chen, Research Associate, Pickle Research Center, University of Texas at Austin SRP and Willy Wojsznis, Senior Technologist, Emerson Process Management, to host a workshop that addresses commissioning of a skid process that is characterized by a high degree of process interaction. The size …

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Oct
31

ISA Best Seller Award – Control Loop Foundation

ISA Best Seller

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)

Control Loop Foundation  Instructor

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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Apr
18

Process Simulation – Part 5

The standard tools available in most process control systems may be used to create a dynamic process simulation. Such a simulation may be combined with the control modules to create an effective operator training system or to facilitate control system checkout. The techniques that may be used to create a dynamic process simulation and to …

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Apr
11

Process Simulation – Part 4

In my March 14, 21, and 28th postings I summarized some of the basics associated with design and implementation of process simulation that are addressed in the book Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes. Simulations based on duplicating the process step response may be effectively used for operator training and control system check. …

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