Wednesday February 6, 2013
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Dynamic simulation predicts steam consumption in unpredictable paper mill application
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Stora Enso’s Langerbrugge (Belgium) paper mill decided to install a new CFB (circulating fluidized bed) boiler and a condensing turbine back in 2008. Pöyry was chosen as the consultant for the project, and assigned the task of engineering a dynamic simulation of the steam network, which would be used in the process of... Read More

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Virtualization on the plant floor
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The topic of virtualization for manufacturing environments is a major discussion, so we are approaching it from a variety of viewpoints. Below are the stories written from industry professionals... Read More

Hydroelectric utility has to control with the flow
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Box Canyon Dam, north of Spokane, Wash., was turning river current into electrical current long before renewable energy became an environmental hot topic. Since 1956, Box Canyon Dam and its four... Read More

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Converging automation standards
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Even a casual observer working in our industries will soon realize that there are many standards and protocols covering various aspects of hardware, software, and work practices. They cover safety,... Read More

PLC vs. PAC
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While PLCs (programmable logic controllers) have been around for more than 40 years, recent advances have greatly increased their capabilities, blurring the line between a PLC and PAC (programmable... Read More

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Enhancing piping, instrumentation diagrams to fit your needs
Enhancing piping, instrumentation diagrams to fit your needs

When I start work on a project, the first thing I do is get an understanding of the process that... Read More

Enterprise batch records and enterprise manufacturing intelligence
Enterprise batch records and enterprise manufacturing intelligence

In past blog posts where I’ve talked about enterprise batch records, I’ve also mentioned the... Read More

Program development: How to simplify a complex system
Program development: How to simplify a complex system

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert... Read More

Converting control systems: Take the time to improve control strategy
Converting control systems: Take the time to improve control strategy

One of the most frustrating expressions I see in scope documents is, “Convert the existing control... Read More

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