Wireless Distillation Column Control

I co-authored workshop on Wireless Distillation Column Control for Emerson Exchange 2015. The workshop presentation was hosted by me, Kurtis Jensen, Emerson Process Management, and Melissa Donahue, a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin.


In the workshop we discuss the control performance that may be achieved using wireless transmitters in liquid and steam flow and temperature control. Also, tests results are shown using wired and wireless transmitters in the control of a 6” distillation column installed at the UT Pickle Research Center. The test results indicate that the control achieved using wireless transmitters are comparable to that achieved using wired transmitters in distillation column control. If you have an interest in this topic then you can view a video of this presentation using the link below.