Tag Archive: MPC


Addressing Difficult Dynamics, Process Interaction

Single-loop and multi-loop control may be used to address a wide variety of control requirements. However, if a process is characterized by extremely long process delays or by a high degree of process interaction, then other control techniques may be required. In Chapter 16 of Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes, pulp bleaching …

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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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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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Control Loop Foundation Overview

In a previous blog posting I provided some information about the book Control Loop Foundation co-authored by me and Mark Nixon This ISA publication became available for sale a week before Emerson Exchange 2010. To help promote the book, Mark and I put together an overview of Control Loop Foundation that we presented as a …

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How to Get Started With Advanced Control

A new track called “Meet the Experts” was added this year to Emerson Exchange. The workshops for this track were schedule for the last day of the conference, Friday, Oct 8th. Even so, from what I observed these workshops were well attended and thus I hope this track will continue to be offered in the …

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