5 Methods to Monitor Controller Variability – which one is right for you?

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Various aspects of the control system make sure everything is in proper working order. In fact, there are several tools and techniques available to monitor and evaluate your control system performance. These include tracking and analyzing process variables, reviewing control system logs and alarms, and conducting regular inspections and maintenance.

Providing you real-time updates, alerts, and notifications to keep you informed of any issues or potential problems with your control system is essential for reliability and safety. Knowing the methods, tools and techniques, you can be confident that your control system is working as it should and maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of your process plant.

This webinar presents five methods to analyze controller variability. Each method provides insights into one or more aspects of performance.

Innovations in Plant-Wide Monitoring, Diagnostics and Optimization to make sure your plant is reliable

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Here’s the problem: The typical paper mill operates 100s of PID control loops and maintains an even larger quantity of production assets. The typical plant historian stockpiles data, and extracting information that’s actionable and relevant to performance can be a challenge. Meanwhile, pressure just increased on everyone to improve production efficiency.

This webinar covers recent innovations in CLPM technology specifically in the context of the pulp and paper industry to demonstrate the value of loop analytics.

Three Questions to Determine if Your Tuning Software is Ready for the Real-World

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Hijacked  - One of your facility’s many PID control loops is acting up. When you perform a quick review of the corresponding process trend significant process noise can be seen like a swarm around the underlying Process Variable signal. What’s more that same signal bounces up and down like a cork as the PID controller futilely attempts to track down the loop’s Set Point. 

Your task is to tune the controller. Is your software ready?

This webinar will cover the three questions to help you determine if your tuning software is truly capable of taking on the challenge.

The Habits of a Systems Thinker – A Panel Discussion

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Systems thinking is often defined as an approach to problem solving that characterizes issues considering the complete system rather than an individual isolated component. In the context of industrial process manufacturing, it’s a methodology whereby multi-discipline teams ask questions about the system as a whole in order to understand how the big picture affects the little one. With a fuller understanding of the interrelationships between and among different parts of a complete production system, practitioners avoid the linear cause-and-effect thinking that focuses narrowly on obvious symptoms and often results in other negative and unintended consequences.

This webinar will be a panel discussion with expert engineers bringing their experiences to the table. Come with your questions!

Improving sustainability with better controls

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In this webinar, you will learn to use modern tools and approaches to improve sustainability. Sustainability helps you to meet today’s needs without sacrificing the future. Digital tools and services can be leveraged to reduce waste, save energy and chemicals, and to streamline the work for plant personnel. This webinar shows practical examples and case studies for sustainable improvement.

Join us for this webinar to see how you can make sustainable improvements to people, planet, and profit.

Process Control 101 – Put your process control knowledge to the test

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Poor control costs process manufacturers millions every year. Those losses come in the form of increased energy consumption and excessive use of production inputs. They hit your top-line in the form of reduced throughput as well as erode your bottom-line in the guise of production-related defects. But what about process dynamics and your facility’s workhorse — the all important PID controller?

Test your knowledge on this webinar.

How do you detect mechanical issues in your mill?

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It’s one thing to know the likelihood that a valve has Stiction. It’s another thing to know just how much Stiction there is. 

This webinar will show you how to uncover where the opportunities are in your mill.

Are oscillations effecting your process? Case study: Optimizing a pre-heater water content for a leading oil and gas producer.

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Unable to consistently control the process’ moisture content, this producer was forced to absorb the higher costs or be at risk of raising the moisture level to a point where downstream combustion processes failed. The choices were simple: Either continue to waste resources during pre-heat unnecessarily or take control of the situation.

Join the live presentation and found how process enhancement made the platform profitable.

A Plan for Successfully Evaluating New Manufacturing Technologies and Services

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Technology is frequently characterized as a gateway to improved manufacturing efficiency, and the history of innovation’s impact on production is noteworthy. That is particularly true in terms of the impact made by digital technologies. From the introduction of the digital controller and distributed control system to smart sensors and valves, digital innovations have consistently enabled safer, more efficient production. Indeed, much of the growth in production output experienced over the past 50 years is attributed to innovations in production automation. Putting these gains aside, innovation continues to leave value on the table as manufacturers fail to capitalize on technology’s full potential.
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