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...
New Industrial Automation Strategies for Shale Gas Operators

New Industrial Automation Strategies for Shale Gas Operators

This post was authored by Randy Miller of Honeywell Process Solutions. Global trends in the demand and supply of energy require constant improvement of technologies and services, exploration, and production. In this environment, shale gas has emerged as a key...
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...
Batch Process Automation Can Make Continuous Processes Run Better

Batch Process Automation Can Make Continuous Processes Run Better

This post was authored by Bill Wray, an engineering consultant and first chairman of the ISA95 committee. I have many years of experience in process control engineering, starting with continuous processes and later with automating batch processes. I find batch...
Getting the Most Out of Industrial Fluidized Bed Reactors

Getting the Most Out of Industrial Fluidized Bed Reactors

This post was written by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from Solutia Inc. (now Eastman Chemical). Fluidized bed reactors are extensively used in the...
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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