Nonlinear Predictive Control of a Boiler-Turbine Unit [technical]

Nonlinear Predictive Control of a Boiler-Turbine Unit [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: This paper details development of a model predictive control (MPC) algorithm for a boiler-turbine...
The Arts Must Be Factored Into the STEM Equation

The Arts Must Be Factored Into the STEM Equation

This guest blog post was written by Stephen R. Huffman, vice president, marketing and business development, Mead O’Brien, Inc.   This blog began as a coy reply to Bill Lydon’s interesting post about Leonardo da Vinci’s accomplishments as an artist applying engineering...
Webinar Recording: Drivers for Cloud SCADA Operations

Webinar Recording: Drivers for Cloud SCADA Operations

This ISA co-hosted webinar on cloud SCADA operations was presented by Pete Rullman, SCADA expert at Honeywell Process Solutions.      Alternative solutions around virtualization, cloud and mobility are becoming more stable, reachable and cost-competitive to a larger...
How to Monitor and Control Quality in Process Manufacturing

How to Monitor and Control Quality in Process Manufacturing

This guest blog post was written by Paul Darnbrough, PE, CAP, a principal engineer for MAVERICK Technologies.   In nearly all regions and industries, markets for products reflect the impact of globalization. The tactic of competing on price is increasingly giving way...
Applications of Thermoelectric Modules on Heat Flow Detection

Applications of Thermoelectric Modules on Heat Flow Detection

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: This paper presents quantitative analysis and practical scenarios of implementation of the...

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