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  • Up From the Ashes

    This Month’s Column Tells How One Intrepid Fellow Survived a hit From a Reorganization Meteorite and Went on to Find Happiness as Part of a Process Control Improvement Team.

    03/13/2008
  • Pulling Together on Asset Management?

    Users Are Implementing New Preventive Maintenance, Condition-Based and Optimization Tools in More Settings. Here’s How They Make Asset Management Pay Off—If They Can Get Their Staffs to Use It.

    03/11/2008
  • Faking It Isn’t All Bad

    Simulate or model your loop tuning, operator training, advanced process control or optimization for savings, safety and skill-building.

    10/02/2007
  • Distillation, Part 5: Multiple Products

    In Part 5 of this series on distillation control and optimization, we find that adding a side-stream component to your process gives an additional degree of freedom, but makes it even more essential to not mismatch the variables.

    Bela Liptak
    08/01/2007
  • Dramatic efficiency, quality improvements for Canadian papermaker

    This videocast from the Process Automation Media Network shows how Catalyst's Elk Falls integrated paper mill on Vancouver Island in British Columbia uses advanced control and optimization techniques to eke out multimillion savings while simultaneously improving product quality.

    06/13/2007
  • Innovation, best practices and optimization

    Matrikon’s Alarm Mik Marvan concluded the session on alarm management at the Matrikon Summit 2007 showing how Matrikon’s Alarm Management System can help companies implement best practices.

    05/09/2007
  • Quicker plant testing and modeling

    Greg Kautzman, a process control engineer at a refinery, reported at Matrikon Summit 2007 the need to address the maintenance challenge associated with time consuming and expensive conventional plant step tests.

    05/09/2007
  • Now for the real-world scenarios

    In yesterday afternoon’s breakdown sessions at the Matrikon Summit 2007, two Matrikon users outlined the challenges and results of their implementations of Matrikon products.

    05/09/2007
  • Distillation control and optimization

    This ebook by noted process authority expert Béla Lipták provides a concise, yet complete analysis of distillation control, showing the potential for savings through better control and optimization.

    05/07/2007
  • Beware straight-line projections

    Market analyst research reports often predict growth rates or adoption curves in a straight-line extrapolation of the recent past, but in the real world, things are seldom so predictable or comfortable.

    Keith Larson
    04/13/2007
  • Get with the right plan

    The process of developing a strategic automation plan isn’t terribly complicated, and despite the number of different available models, each one uses similar techniques and yields similar results.

    Steve Elwart, Ergon Refining, Maurice Wilkins, and Steve Loranger
    03/07/2007
  • Plant to enterprise – Putting the pieces together

    While improved technology has narrowed the gap, the pressure now is on to complete the plant-floor-to-top-floor link. But the path is a twisty one dogged by complex technical and cultural issues.

    03/05/2007
  • Pressure control optimization

    Floating pressure control means that, at minimum pressure, the heat required at the reboiler is minimized, its capacity is increased, and fouling is reduced.

    02/01/2007
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