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Webinar Recording: Model-Predictive Controllers for Cost Optimization

Having two small model-predictive controllers (MPCs) available as a standard option in a distributed control system (DCS) shows much better performance than the previous PID for product pH and assay control, reducing off-spec product and raw material use. The MPC effectively deals with a recycle stream and a level override scheme that can change production […]

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Webinar Recording: Beginner’s Guide to Vacuum Ramping

Understanding the fundamental principles and the limitations of process equipment and instrumentation is seen to be essential to developing the proper control system for separation of multiple batch components by vacuum stripping. Danaca Jordan, ISA Mentor Program protégée, presents the results of alternate strategies along with their limitations. A proposed solution is given at the […]

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Webinar Recording: How Machine Learning is Advancing Predictive Maintenance in Manufacturing

In 2014, I made a decision to walk away from manufacturing after more than 32 years of immersion in the space. My manufacturing experience started as a controls engineer way back 1982, when the Allen-Brady PL2 and GE Series Six were the hot technologies. Over the years I rode the technology wave starting with PC […]

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Webinar Recording: ROI of In-Line Optical Spectroscopy in Process Manufacturing

Process manufacturer often use water somewhere in their processes, and having precise, accurate moisture measurements can mean millions of dollars in ROI. In this informative webinar, experts explore the immense benefits — in reducing waste, increasing yield, and improving quality — and ROI of employing optical spectroscopy solutions in-line to measure moisture in real time. […]

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Webinar Recording: How to Calibrate Differential Pressure Flowmeters

In this webinar, experts examine the complexity of testing popular multivariable differential pressure cells that provide a compensated flowmeter output based on differential inches of water (inH2O), static (psia) and temperature (RTD) variables. While this smart instrument can make a very accurate measurement, it is often a “mystery” as to how to properly check and […]

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Webinar Recording: Benefits of Integrating IIoT-Ready PLC and DCS Platforms

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has the potential to be the most significant development in automation systems since the introduction of distributed control systems. It offers a wide range of potential uses and benefits.  Specifically, PLCs with IIoT capability can provide a broad range of advantages: Reducing the time and effort for configuration and […]

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Webinar Recording: How Does Low Flow Affect Differential Pressure Flowmeter Calibration?

For flowmeter calibration, the phenomenon of “low flow cut-off” is only associated with differential pressure transmitters with square root extraction—if the square root (flow) calculation is done in the control system (DCS/PLC), then this test approach does not apply. The graphic below illustrates the issue. Some may ask why we are testing the initial point […]

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Webinar Recording: Steps You Can Take to Help Close the Industrial Skills Gap

If you’re like most manufacturers, your most experienced employees are also those closest to retirement. Replacing them without creating quality gaps won’t be easy or cheap – studies show that without a proper knowledge transfer plan, the cost to replace a senior engineer is between 300 percent and 500 percent of the senior employee’s salary. […]

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