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Saturated control elements: When you hit the end of the scale
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A recent Real World Engineering blog post described a problem situation that is probably pretty common. The discussion cited a plant with an induced draft blower on a regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO). The problem was that anytime the plant operated the blower, it invariably ran at full speed with a howl that... Read More

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Process automation system
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Invensys' Foxboro Evo process automation system is designed to provide operational insight and integrity for complex process facilities through a component object-based platform that can undergo... Read More

Planning I&E activities for control system migration projects
Planning I&E activities for control system migration projects

A comprehensive—hardware and software—control system migration project normally involves some combination of the following engineering activities:• Control system database development• Control logic... Read More

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Integrated automation solution added to Chinese manufacturing facility
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Emerson Process Management and The Lubrizol Corporation have completed on-schedule, on-budget factory acceptance of Emerson’s integrated automation solution for Lubrizol’s greenfield additives... Read More

Modeling and simulation platform upgraded
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Maplesoft's system-level modeling and simulation platform, MapleSim 6.2, includes usability improvements across many different aspects of the interface. MapleSim 6.2 speeds up model... Read More

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New ideas for quality management: Part 5
New ideas for quality management: Part 5

Well, I thought I was wrapping up these posts on the new ideas for quality management, but I’ve... Read More

Distributed control systems: Four things to consider when emulating a third-party application
Distributed control systems: Four things to consider when emulating a third-party application

The modern distributed control system (DCS) is extremely powerful and highly versatile. The... Read More

New ideas for quality management: Part 4
New ideas for quality management: Part 4

In the last post, I started talking about some of the technology that makes all these new ideas for... Read More

New ideas for quality management: Part 3
New ideas for quality management: Part 3

In the last couple of posts (see Part 1 and Part 2) I’ve talked about some new ideas for quality... Read More

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