Challenges of Slow Processes and Opportunities for Optimization
Manual tuning methods routinely fail to achieve meaningful improvement. That’s especially true when manually tuning slow processes like those characterized by a large Time Constant. The time needed to perform effective bump testing is often significant, and the accuracy of the associated process models is often questionable. For practitioners working without the right tools, tuning PIDs is essentially guesswork.
Aaron Berlinic is Managing Partner and Chief Technology Officer of Apex Automation. Based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Aaron rose through the ranks of Canada’s dynamic oil and gas sector. He continues to play an active role in Apex’s rapidly growing process automation practice.
During this 20-minute Red Zone webinar, Aaron will share his team’s recent experiences in the Athabasca oil sands, and he’ll reveal specific challenges and opportunities associated with:
- The unique dynamic behavior of large Time Constant processes
- The impact of thermal cycles and cycling stress on performance and reliability
- A proven, repeatable process for tuning slow process loops
- Economic benefits of reduced burner cycling and increased firetube efficiency
Register now and join us Inside the Red Zone. Don’t miss out on this live information session co-hosted by Control Station and one of North America’s leading industrial integration firms