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Wireless Model Predictive Control

At Emerson Exchange – 2014, Orlando, FL. I worked with Bailee Roach, University Of Texas, Austin and Willy Wojsznis, Emerson Process Management to co-host a workshop of Wireless Model Predictive Control (MPC). In this workshop we addressed how wireless measurements may be used in model predictive. Information was provided on a field trail of this …

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High Speed Wireless Control

I was recently sent a link to a YouTube video of a control demonstration by professor Raffaello D’Andrea, The Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. ETH is one of the world’s leading universities for technology and the natural sciences. I found the demonstration by Professor D’Andrea to …

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Distributed Control Systems’ Implementation of Mode

To ease operator transition from panel-based systems to monitor-based systems, the manner in which first generation Distributed Control Systems (DCS) displayed information often mimicked the way this information had earlier appeared on the control panel. Since the control interface provided by the control panel was familiar and had proven to be effective, a similar presentation …

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Maximizing the Return on Your Control Investment – Part 1

At Emerson Exchange, 2011, I had the pleasure of working with James Beall, Principal Control Consultant, Emerson Process Management to host a workshop that addresses how to get the maximum return from your control investment. The design and commissioning of the controls associated with a continuous or batch process directly impact plant operating efficiency and …

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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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Commissioning Control Systems – Selection of Control Structure

Most control systems allow the user to pick the components, also known as the structure of the PID algorithm, that will be used in a control application. In some cases, this is done by providing different control blocks for P, PI, or PID. However, some systems such as DeltaV provide a single PID block and …

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