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Dec
17

Future Technology Trends

Professor Åström is well known throughout the world for his work in process control. The book he co-authored with Tore Hägglund, Advanced PID Control, is one of the most comprehensive texts on this topic. In the early 1990’s Professor Åström was a consultant to the Emerson team that did the basic research for the development …

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Dec
10

Foundation Book Promotional Kit

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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Dec
03

Chinese Translation of Control Loop Foundation

A translation of the book Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes is now available on the ISA web site as an e-book in ePub or mobi format. The ePub format is used by most dedicated e-book readers such as Android devices and iPad, iPhone, and iPod, Kobo eReader and Sony Reader. The mobi …

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Nov
12

Meet The Expert Session – Advanced Control Foundation

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

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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Sep
10

Advanced Control Foundation – Book’s Web Site

A workshop is provided at the end of each chapter of Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and Applications that explores the technology. One of the unique features of the book is that the reader may view the workshop solution by going to the web site (http://www.advancedcontrolfoundation.com. ) that accompanies the book. All you need …

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Sep
03

Advanced Control Foundation – ISA Web Site

Last week Mark Nixon, Willy Wojsznis and I completed the final type set review of Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and Applications. It is always a good feeling to reach this point when writing a book. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques and Applications will be available …

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Jun
04

Control Loop Foundation Class

It was my pleasure to co-teach with Darrell Dray the Control Loop Foundation class (9025) the week of May 21st, 2012. The class was held in Emerson Process Management’s Education Center located in Round Rock, TX – just outside of Austin, TX. This 4 ½ day class is based on the Control Loop Foundation book. …

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Jan
05

How to Succeed – Part 8

The missing piece for success is the center piece of the loop, the PID controller. There is an incredible offering of PID features and options. To help utilize the full potential of the PID, here is a check list as a guide. While the full aspects of the PID capability are book worthy, the following …

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Dec
19

Maximizing the Return on Your Control Investment – Part 2

As addressed in my December 12th blog posting, James Beall and I presented Part 1 of this presentation on Friday morning at Emerson Exchange, 2011 in a “meet the expert” workshop. Part 2 was not presentation at Emerson Exchange because of time limitation. In this continuation of the presentation we address when it is possible …

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