This story will explore some of the innovative ways that end users, integrators and suppliers are cooperating to bring together some of the formerly separate fields of steady-state, dynamic and other simulation methodologies to jointly serve design, set-up and configuration and training needs. A few are even incorporating more real-time data, and analyzing it fast enough to allow their simulations to aid routine operations, and some of these examples will be examined as well.
The corn crop is in real trouble this year, so squeezing every possible bit of ethanol out of each ear is going to matter even more than usual. Process Automation Hall of Fame member Greg McMillan presents techniques for optimizing ethanol production.
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Lessons Learned - Béla Lipták continues his exploration of how process automation can help scrape the bottom of the fossil fuel barrel safely and effectively.
Control Talk - Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner talk with Jacques Smuts, president of OptiControls and author of Process Controls for Practitioners, about control loop optimization.
On the Bus - John Rezabek explores the idea of using a main instrument vendor—why you should or should not.
Roundup Focus — Temperature Instrumentation
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Resources Focus — Calibration Systems
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