Posts Tagged ‘Greg McMillan’

Developing Next-Gen Process Control Leaders

Posted in Education on Friday, January 6th, 2017. No comments yet
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Anyone involved in process control knows the steep learning curve from what is taught in the universities to what is required to safely, reliably and efficiently control an industrial process. Many of the world’s foremost experts steeped in this knowledge have retired or are quickly approaching retirement age. Several years ago, Process Automation Hall of […]

Optimizing Energy Usage in Multi-Fuel Boilers

Posted in Energy on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016. No comments yet
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Steam is a critical part of many process manufacturing processes and the energy to produce it can be a significant source of operational costs. I recently caught up with process automation hall-of-fame member Greg McMillan and Emerson’s Scott Pettigrew at the Emerson Exchange conference here in Austin. Greg and Stan Weiner had recently interviewed Scott […]

Managing Pressure and Flow Loops on Acid Gas Absorber

Posted in Emerson Exchange on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015. No comments yet
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At the request of a reader who commented on the last post, here is another of the 11 examples that Emerson’s Mark Coughran shared in his Emerson Exchange Denver presentation, Solving Pressure Control Loop Problems in Hydrocarbon Processing Plants. The commenter wrote: Could you please write up a post about Acid Gas Removal Unit, Absorber […]

Critical Techniques to Prevent Process Instability

Posted in Process Optimization on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015. No comments yet
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Greg McMillan, who over the years has worked extensively with the DeltaV technology program and now a modeling and control consultant with Mynah Technologies presented Critical Techniques to Prevent Process Instability at the Emerson Exchange conference in Denver. Here is his presentation abstract: While it is well recognized that too large of a controller gain […]

Loop Tuning Expertise in Your Pocket

Posted in Education, Process Optimization, Support Services on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015. No comments yet
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Some of the more popular posts here on the blog involve loop tuning. Our Process Optimization category is filled with more than 150 posts featuring the wisdom of many experienced practitioners. One extremely proficient practitioner and prolific author, Greg McMillan has an updated work on loop tuning, Good Tuning: A Pocket Guide, 4th edition (ISA […]