Fault Detection in the Distillation Column Process [technical]

Fault Detection in the Distillation Column Process [technical]

This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free to ISA members, or can be purchased from Elsevier Press. Abstract: Chemical plants are complex large-scale systems which need designing robust fault detection schemes to...
How to Optimize Industrial Evaporators

How to Optimize Industrial Evaporators

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...
The Case for Diverse Tank Gauge Measurement Technologies

The Case for Diverse Tank Gauge Measurement Technologies

This guest blog post was written by S.K. Ravindran, global product marketing manager with Honeywell Process Solutions.   Safe handling and storage of bulk petroleum products has challenged the oil industry for decades. Accidents in petroleum storage terminals and...
What are the Implications of Reactor Type on Control?

What are the Implications of Reactor Type on Control?

The following insights are part of an occasional series authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books and a retired Senior Fellow from Monsanto.   Reactors involving liquid reactants can be categorized as continuous...
How Can Asset Management Strategies Improve Plant Efficiency?

How Can Asset Management Strategies Improve Plant Efficiency?

This post was written by Amit Ajmeri, is a control system specialist with Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. For profitable operations in today’s power and process plants, it is vital to improve overall efficiency and lower costs. To accomplish these goals, operations...

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