How to Close the Operator Competency Gap in Process Industries

How to Close the Operator Competency Gap in Process Industries

This guest blog post was written by Martin Ross, product manager for UniSim Competency Suite at Honeywell Process Solutions. This is part two of a two-part series. Click here to read part one. Developing and maintaining competent process operators is critical to...
How to Select a pH Sensor for Harsh Process Environments

How to Select a pH Sensor for Harsh Process Environments

This guest post is authored by Vickie Olson, product marketing manager at Honeywell Process Solutions. For today’s process plants, pH is an important parameter to measure in a host of demanding applications. A good example is flue gas desulfurization (FGD) control...

What is an Optimal Control System for Batch Manufacturing?

This guest post is authored by Tao Shen, a product marketing manager at Honeywell Process Solutions. If you’re working in batch manufacturing, you are painfully aware of the ever-increasing demand to produce more and more and – while you’re at it – cut costs. Well,...
Top 10 Mistakes Made Every Day in pH System Design

Top 10 Mistakes Made Every Day in pH System Design

The following technical insight is part of an occasional series authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books and a retired Senior Fellow from Monsanto. This insight was adapted from Greg’s book Advanced pH Measurement...
What are the Essentials of pH in Industrial Applications?

What are the Essentials of pH in Industrial Applications?

The following technical insight is part of an occasional series authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books and a retired Senior Fellow from Monsanto.  This insight was adapted from Greg’s book Advanced pH Measurement...
What are the Benefits of Identifying Deadtime and Ramp Rate?

What are the Benefits of Identifying Deadtime and Ramp Rate?

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #89.   In Tip #70, we learned that deadtime was the key to loop performance. The Control Talk...
How to Determine the Health of an Industrial pH Glass Electrode

How to Determine the Health of an Industrial pH Glass Electrode

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #86.   There is not a whole lot of current information on the response time of pH electrodes....
How to Use External-Reset Feedback for Cascade Control

How to Use External-Reset Feedback for Cascade Control

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #95.   The value of the external-reset feedback feature in PID controllers is becoming...
How to Achieve Process Simulation Fidelity

How to Achieve Process Simulation Fidelity

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #98.   The best way to classify process simulators is to look at the original intent of the...

Use Middle Signal Selection to Improve pH Measurement Reliability

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #88. Biopharmaceutical batches are often worth more than a million dollars. The product quality...

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