Advanced Process Control by Cecil Smith
Beyond Single Loop Control

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This book fills the gap between basic control configurations (Practical Process Control) and model predictive control (MPC). For those loops whose performance has a direct impact on plant economics or product quality, going beyond simple feedback or cascade can improve control performance, or specifically, reduce the variance about the target. However, the effort required to implement such control technology must be offset by increased economic returns from production operations. The economic aspects of the application of the various advanced control technologies are stressed throughout the book.
 

About Cecil Smith

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Cecil L. Smith, Phd, Pe, has more than thirty-five years of experience in Process control and has worked with almost every control technology applied in industrial production facilities today. He also has extensive experience teaching continuing education courses for engineers on various aspects of process control and instrumentation. Dr.Smith was included in InTech's "Leaders of the Pack," Which listed the fifty most influential industry innovators over fifty years.
 
Published May 9, 2011 by Wiley-AIChE. 450 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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