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on 'Optimization'

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  • 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
  • The ABCs of XML - Part 3: XSLT

    This article provides more of what you need to know to survive in the world of connected data by introducing the XSLT programming language, which brings the benefits of XML to industrial automation applications.

    01/10/2007
  • Best practices in control system migration

    Migration from your old control system to a new one is as an inevitable as death and taxes. But, the key to minimizing the pain is to abide by the control system migration best practices listed here.

    01/05/2007
  • Distillation control and optimization, Part 1

    CONTROL columnist Bela Liptak describes the distillation process and PID-based controls, reviews optimization strategies, and shows how advanced controls can cut operating costs of distillation.

    11/01/2006
  • Collaborative process control: The Dow/ABB story

    This article discusses what was involved in building a close working relationship with a vendor and the elements that are essential to starting and sustaining any collaborative relationship that yields results.

    11/01/2006
  • Unintended consequences: It’s the law!

    Technology introduces both benefits and dangers, but as new solution building blocks become available, we have to be aware of not only their benefits, but also limitations their designers haven’t considered.

    10/10/2006
  • Production monitoring of water/wastewater

    A water, sewer and electric utility provider in Florida has develped an automated software system for supply and distribution that substantially improves water operations in the age of high-priced power.

    10/10/2006
  • Battling process information overload

    A group of co-authors from a chemical plant profile an optimization project they undertook in which real-time performance auditing improved operations and safety in two of its electrolytic processes.

    09/11/2006
  • 2006 AutomationXchange PAT Roundtable

    Pfizer senior manager team leaders, Lou Pillai and Martin Warman, join the company’s director of process and technology global sourcing, Jeff Miller, in a discussion on PAT with our editors.

    08/22/2006
  • Online training videos explode the myths of plant performance

    "The 6 Myths of Process Performance" identifies the right things to focus on for improved process performance. The myths represent outdated methods of plant performance improvement. Each myth is debunked in a short 5-minute video.

    08/15/2006
  • Process optimization in oilfield production

    Pavilion’s Matt Tormollen, and Halliburton’s Richard Ella, join Editor in Chief Walt Boyes in a conversation about the development of a complete virtual reality simulation model for optimizing oil fields for production.

    07/12/2006
  • Interview with Transpara Inc.'s Michael Saucier

    In this week's featured Podcast for the Process Automation Radio Network, CONTROL Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, interviews founder and CEO of Transpara Inc., Michael Saucier, on the company’s first new product: a Visual KPI software application that delivers rich scorecard data and trends to mobile devices.

    06/06/2006
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