Tag Archive: process performance

Jul
28

Effect of Mechanical Design – Mixing

Mixing changes the game. Mixing has a broad impact on disturbances, interactions, and noise. Mixing breaks paradigms on tuning, control, and performance. Mixing is at play in key unit operations offering incredible tightness of control and forgiveness of mistakes enabling exceptional product quality. I became sensitized to the role of mixing early in my career …

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Jun
17

Top Ten Limitations – Missing Measurements

The greatest limitation I experienced as a user for process control improvement (PCI) was unmeasured process variables. If we had a high degree of instrumentation, so that only a configuration change was needed we could let our creativity roam free and quickly implement various improvements including new loops and feedforward control. Also, from trend charts …

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