Posts Tagged ‘James Beall’

5 Questions for Principal Process Control Consultant James Beall

Posted in Process Optimization on Friday, July 28th, 2017. No comments yet
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Emerson’s James Beall joins our continuing podcast series on 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert. The goal of these podcasts is to share some tidbits on how they got their start in a science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)-based career and more about their background, interests and advice for new folks joining our world of […]

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Model Predictive Control Tips & Techniques Preview

Posted in Emerson Exchange, Process Optimization on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016. No comments yet
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Moving from the theoretical world of proportional-integral-derivative control to applying it successfully is a hurdle new process control engineers face. Once mastered, the next step might be in applying advanced process controls. Model predictive control, neural networks, fuzzy logic, gain scheduling and more each require bandwidth and experience to master. One great way to climb […]

Control Valve and Control Performance at Instrumentation Symposium

Posted in Final Control Element, Process Optimization on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016. No comments yet
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Instrumentation and automation professionals in the oil & gas industries along the Texas Gulf Coast have an excellent resource in the annual Instrumentation and Automation Symposium for the Process Industry. The 71st edition of this 3-day symposium will be held January 26-28 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. If you’re going, make sure […]

Business Results Optimizing Delayed Coker Operations

Posted in Process Optimization, Refining on Monday, November 9th, 2015. No comments yet
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Update: Thank you to CHS’ Eric Wheatcroft and the Emerson Exchange Board for the OK to share this presentation with everyone. You’ll find much more to the story, such as all the controlled, manipulated, constraint and disturbance variables that were included in the model predictive controller. In an earlier post, Optimizing Delayed Coker Operations with […]

Process Control & Optimization Expertise in Action

Posted in Emerson Exchange, Process Optimization on Friday, October 16th, 2015. No comments yet
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We had several great questions come in from Emerson Exchange 365 community members for the Experts session on Process Control and Optimization. You can see the answers in the Emerson Exchange 365 community in the Virtual Q&A: Process Control >> REPLY to THIS POST w/ QUESTIONS thread. I also recapped the experts’ presentations done at […]