A Real-Time Approach to Process Control

Author: William Y. Svrcek,Donald P. Mahoney,Brent R. Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119993873

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

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With resources at a premium, and ecological concerns paramount, the need for clean, efficient and low-cost processes is one of the most critical challenges facing chemical engineers. The ability to control these processes, optimizing one, two or several variables has the potential to make more substantial savings in time, money and resources than any other single factor. Building on the success of the previous editions, this new third edition of A Real-Time Approach to Process Control employs both real industry practice and process control education without the use of complex or highly mathematical techniques, providing a more practical and applied approach. Updated throughout, this edition: • Includes a brand new chapter on Model predictive Control (MPC) • Now includes wireless and web-based technologies • Covers bio-related systems • Details the new multivariable control measure developed by the authors • Includes PowerPoint slides and solutions to Workshop problems on the accompanying website: http://www.wiley.com/go/svrcek-real-time-3e From the reviews of previous editions: “Would appeal to practising engineers due to its “hands on” feel for the subject matter. But more importantly, the authors present these concepts as fundamentals of chemical engineering, in a way that is consistent with how professor teach at the universities.” –Chemical Engineering Process (CEP) “The book has been beautifully crafted” –Engineering Subject Centre “Provides a refreshing approach to the presentation of process analysis and control” –The Chemical Engineer

A Real-Time Approach to Process Control

Author: William Y. Svrcek,Donald P. Mahoney,Brent R. Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111868138X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

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A Real- Time Approach to Process Control provides the reader with both a theoretical and practical introduction to this increasingly important approach. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this text introduces all of the applied fundamentals of process control from instrumentation to process dynamics, PID loops and tuning, to distillation, multi-loop and plant-wide control. In addition, readers come away with a working knowledge of the three most popular dynamic simulation packages. The text carefully balances theory and practice by offering readings and lecture materials along with hands-on workshops that provide a 'virtual' process on which to experiment and from which to learn modern, real time control strategy development. As well as a general updating of the book specific changes include: A new section on boiler control in the chapter on common control loops A major rewrite of the chapters on distillation column control and multiple single-loop control schemes The addition of new figures throughout the text Workshop instructions will be altered to suit the latest versions of HYSYS, ASPEN and DYNSIM simulation software A new solutions manual for the workshop problems

A Real Time Approach to Process Control

Author: William Y. Svrcek,Donald P. Mahoney,Brent R. Young

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781119993889

Category: Computers

Page: 342

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Offering a simulation-based approach used by today's industry practitioners of process control, this book assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, and looks at the role of computers in process control through a simulation-based approach. The reader is also introduced to HYSYS software, a powerful simulation software package that is widely available in universities and used throughout the chemical engineering industry. The reader should gain an understanding of how to plan and use simulation software in process control, and practical experience through the workshops included at the end of the

A real-time approach to process control

Author: William Y. Svrcek,Donald P. Mahoney,Brent R. Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471803638

Category: Computers

Page: 307

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A hands-on teaching and reference text for chemical engineers In writing this book the authors' have focused exclusively on the vast majority of chemical engineering students who need a basic understanding of practical process control for their industrial careers. Traditionally process control has been taught using non-intuitive and highly mathematical techniques (Laplace and frequency-domain techniques). Aside from being difficult to master in a one-semester course, the traditional approach is of limited use for more complex process control problems encountered in the chemical processing industries. When designing and analyzing multi-loop control systems today, industry practitioners employ both steady-state and dynamic simulation-based methodologies. These 'real time' methods have now all but replaced the traditional approach. A Real Time Approach to Process Control provides the student with both a theoretical and practical introduction to this increasingly important approach. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this text introduces all of the applied fundamentals of process control from instrumentation to process dynamics, PID loops and tuning, to distillation, multi-loop and plant-wide control. In addition, students come away with a working knowledge of the three most popular dynamic simulation packages. The text carefully balances theory and practice by offering students readings and lecture materials along with hands-on workshops that provide a 'virtual' process on which to experiment and from which to learn modern, real time control strategy development. Features: * The first and only textbook to use a completely real time approach. * Gives students the opportunity to understand and use HYSYS software. * Carefully designed workshops (tutorials) have been included to allow students to practice and apply the theory. * Includes many worked examples and student problems. VISIT THE AUTHORS' WEBSITE: www.ench.ucalgary.ca/~realtime

Managing the Design Factory

Author: Donald Reinertsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684839911

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

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Here is the first comprehensive approach to managing design-in-process inventory from the bestselling author of "Developing Products in Half the Time". Donald Reinertsen reveals a transparent system for tracking, measuring, and managing invisible "design-in-process" inventory to achieve lower costs, higher profits, and better processes. 20 line drawings.

Feedback Systems

An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Karl Johan Aström,Richard M. Murray

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400828739

Category: Mathematics

Page: 408

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This book provides an introduction to the mathematics needed to model, analyze, and design feedback systems. It is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, and is indispensable for researchers seeking a self-contained reference on control theory. Unlike most books on the subject, Feedback Systems develops transfer functions through the exponential response of a system, and is accessible across a range of disciplines that utilize feedback in physical, biological, information, and economic systems. Karl Åström and Richard Murray use techniques from physics, computer science, and operations research to introduce control-oriented modeling. They begin with state space tools for analysis and design, including stability of solutions, Lyapunov functions, reachability, state feedback observability, and estimators. The matrix exponential plays a central role in the analysis of linear control systems, allowing a concise development of many of the key concepts for this class of models. Åström and Murray then develop and explain tools in the frequency domain, including transfer functions, Nyquist analysis, PID control, frequency domain design, and robustness. They provide exercises at the end of every chapter, and an accompanying electronic solutions manual is available. Feedback Systems is a complete one-volume resource for students and researchers in mathematics, engineering, and the sciences. Covers the mathematics needed to model, analyze, and design feedback systems Serves as an introductory textbook for students and a self-contained resource for researchers Includes exercises at the end of every chapter Features an electronic solutions manual Offers techniques applicable across a range of disciplines

Feedback Control Theory

Author: John C. Doyle,Bruce A. Francis,Allen R. Tannenbaum

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318338

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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An excellent introduction to feedback control system design, this book offers a theoretical approach that captures the essential issues and can be applied to a wide range of practical problems. Its explorations of recent developments in the field emphasize the relationship of new procedures to classical control theory, with a focus on single input and output systems that keeps concepts accessible to students with limited backgrounds. The text is geared toward a single-semester senior course or a graduate-level class for students of electrical engineering. The opening chapters constitute a basic treatment of feedback design. Topics include a detailed formulation of the control design program, the fundamental issue of performance/stability robustness tradeoff, and the graphical design technique of loopshaping. Subsequent chapters extend the discussion of the loopshaping technique and connect it with notions of optimality. Concluding chapters examine controller design via optimization, offering a mathematical approach that is useful for multivariable systems.

Statistics

A Practical Approach for Process Control Engineers

Author: Myke King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119383501

Category: Science

Page: 624

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The first statistics guide focussing on practical application to process control design and maintenance Statistics for Process Control Engineers is the only guide to statistics written by and for process control professionals. It takes a wholly practical approach to the subject. Statistics are applied throughout the life of a process control scheme – from assessing its economic benefit, designing inferential properties, identifying dynamic models, monitoring performance and diagnosing faults. This book addresses all of these areas and more. The book begins with an overview of various statistical applications in the field of process control, followed by discussions of data characteristics, probability functions, data presentation, sample size, significance testing and commonly used mathematical functions. It then shows how to select and fit a distribution to data, before moving on to the application of regression analysis and data reconciliation. The book is extensively illustrated throughout with line drawings, tables and equations, and features numerous worked examples. In addition, two appendices include the data used in the examples and an exhaustive catalogue of statistical distributions. The data and a simple-to-use software tool are available for download. The reader can thus reproduce all of the examples and then extend the same statistical techniques to real problems. Takes a back-to-basics approach with a focus on techniques that have immediate, practical, problem-solving applications for practicing engineers, as well as engineering students Shows how to avoid the many common errors made by the industry in applying statistics to process control Describes not only the well-known statistical distributions but also demonstrates the advantages of applying the large number that are less well-known Inspires engineers to identify new applications of statistical techniques to the design and support of control schemes Provides a deeper understanding of services and products which control engineers are often tasked with assessing This book is a valuable professional resource for engineers working in the global process industry and engineering companies, as well as students of engineering. It will be of great interest to those in the oil and gas, chemical, pulp and paper, water purification, pharmaceuticals and power generation industries, as well as for design engineers, instrument engineers and process technical support.

The Power of Business Process Improvement

10 Simple Steps to Increase Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Adaptability

Author: Susan Page

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814436625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Baffled by repeated mistakes in your department? Want to focus your employees' limited time on more valuable work? The answer to these challenges and more is business process improvement (BPI). Every process in every organization can be made more effective, cost-efficient, and adaptable to changing business needs. The good news is you don't need to be a BPM expert to get great results. Written by an experienced process analyst, this how-to guide presents a simple, bottom-line approach to process improvement work. With its proven 10-step method you can: Identify and prioritize the processes that need fixing * Eliminate duplication and bureaucracy * Control costs * Establish internal controls to reduce human error * Test and rework the process before introducing it * Implement the changes Now in its second edition, The Power of Business Process Improvement is even more user-friendly with new software suggestions, quizzes, a comparison of industry improvement methods, and examples to help you apply the ideas. Whether you are new to BPI or a seasoned pro, you will have business running better in no time.

Linear controller design

limits of performance

Author: Stephen P. Boyd,Craig H. Barratt

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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Alcoholics Anonymous

The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism

Author: Alcoholics Anonymous

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258461805

Category:

Page: 410

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Real-time statistical process control

Author: Paul C. Badavas

Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 232

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KEY BENEFIT: Full of real-world applications, this new book demonstrates how to use Statistical Process Control (SPC) in the process industries in order to maintain and improve quality and increase productivity.D>The guide details: how to analyze the plant and how to setup real-time SPC; how to organize a process plant with the cause and effect hierarchy; how to approach the implementation of real-time SPC in the oil and gas industry; how to take into account process dynamics; the fit of SPC with other operational process functions, including traditional process control; and much more. Ideal for engineers, technicians, and supervisors in the process operations of process industries, including oil and gas, chemicals, pulp and paper, food and pharmaceuticals, mining and minerals.

Enterprise Integration Patterns

Designing, Building, and Deploying Messaging Solutions

Author: Gregor Hohpe,Bobby Woolf

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133065103

Category: Computers

Page: 735

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Enterprise Integration Patterns provides an invaluable catalog of sixty-five patterns, with real-world solutions that demonstrate the formidable of messaging and help you to design effective messaging solutions for your enterprise. The authors also include examples covering a variety of different integration technologies, such as JMS, MSMQ, TIBCO ActiveEnterprise, Microsoft BizTalk, SOAP, and XSL. A case study describing a bond trading system illustrates the patterns in practice, and the book offers a look at emerging standards, as well as insights into what the future of enterprise integration might hold. This book provides a consistent vocabulary and visual notation framework to describe large-scale integration solutions across many technologies. It also explores in detail the advantages and limitations of asynchronous messaging architectures. The authors present practical advice on designing code that connects an application to a messaging system, and provide extensive information to help you determine when to send a message, how to route it to the proper destination, and how to monitor the health of a messaging system. If you want to know how to manage, monitor, and maintain a messaging system once it is in use, get this book.

Fuzzy Control

Author: Kevin M. Passino

Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 475

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Fuzzy control is emerging as a practical alternative to conventional methods of solving challenging control problems. Written by two authors who have been involved in creating theoretical foundations for the field and who have helped assess the value of this new technology relative to conventional approaches, Fuzzy Control is filled with a wealth of examples and case studies on design and implementation. Computer code and MATLAB files can be downloaded for solving the book's examples and problems and can be easily modified to implement the reader's own fuzzy controllers or estimators. Drawing on their extensive experience working with industry on implementations, Kevin Passino and Stephen Yurkovich have written an excellent hands-on introduction for professionals and educators interested in learning or teaching fuzzy control.

Real-Time Optimization

Author: Dominique Bonvin

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 303842448X

Category: Computers

Page: 254

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Real-Time Optimization" that was published in Processes

The Things They Carried

Author: Tim O'Brien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547420293

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

EQ, Applied

The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence

Author: Justin Bariso

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783981984118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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In this age of social media attacks, broken commitments, and rampant corruption, a high emotional intelligence quotient, or EQ, is more important than ever. Justin Bariso brings the concept of emotional intelligence up to date and into the real world, combining scientific research with high-profile examples and personal stories. EQ, Applied teaches you how to channel your strongest feelings in a way that helps, not harms you--or others--enabling you to break down barriers and improve the quality of your relationships. You'll learn how thoughts and habits affect emotions, and how to replace bad habits with healthier ones. You'll see why even negative feedback is a gift, and when being empathetic can actually get you into trouble. Finally, you'll learn how people can use your emotions to manipulate you, and how you can guard yourself against such attempts, leading to greater mental and emotional strength. EQ, Applied gives you a set of practical tools and exercises that inspire you to be more helpful, move past resentment, and develop your more authentic self. By increasing your knowledge about emotions, you'll better understand yourself and make wiser decisions. It's time to put your emotions to work.

Principles of Model Checking

Author: Christel Baier,Joost-Pieter Katoen,Kim Guldstrand Larsen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262304031

Category: Computers

Page: 984

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Our growing dependence on increasingly complex computer and software systems necessitates the development of formalisms, techniques, and tools for assessing functional properties of these systems. One such technique that has emerged in the last twenty years is model checking, which systematically (and automatically) checks whether a model of a given system satisfies a desired property such as deadlock freedom, invariants, and request-response properties. This automated technique for verification and debugging has developed into a mature and widely used approach with many applications. Principles of Model Checking offers a comprehensive introduction to model checking that is not only a text suitable for classroom use but also a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners in the field.The book begins with the basic principles for modeling concurrent and communicating systems, introduces different classes of properties (including safety and liveness), presents the notion of fairness, and provides automata-based algorithms for these properties. It introduces the temporal logics LTL and CTL, compares them, and covers algorithms for verifying these logics, discussing real-time systems as well as systems subject to random phenomena. Separate chapters treat such efficiency-improving techniques as abstraction and symbolic manipulation. The book includes an extensive set of examples (most of which run through several chapters) and a complete set of basic results accompanied by detailed proofs. Each chapter concludes with a summary, bibliographic notes, and an extensive list of exercises of both practical and theoretical nature.

Six Thinking Hats

Author: Edward de Bono

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241336872

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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THE classic work about decision-making from the world-renowned writer and philosopher Edward de Bono Meetings are a crucial part of all our lives, but too often they go nowhere and waste valuable time. In Six Thinking Hats, Edward de Bono shows how meetings can be transformed to produce quick, decisive results every time. The Six Hats method is a devastatingly simple technique based on the brain's different modes of thinking. The intelligence, experience and information of everyone is harnessed to reach the right conclusions quickly. These principles fundamentally change the way you work and interact. They have been adopted by businesses and governments around the world to end conflict and confusion in favour of harmony and productivity.

Ruby on Rails Tutorial

Learn Web Development with Rails

Author: Michael Hartl

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134077784

Category: Computers

Page: 736

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“Ruby on Rails™ Tutorial by Michael Hartl has become a must-read for developers learning how to build Rails apps.” —Peter Cooper, Editor of Ruby Inside Used by sites as diverse as Twitter, GitHub, Disney, and the Yellow Pages, Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular frameworks for developing web applications, but it can be challenging to learn and use. Whether you’re new to web development or new only to Rails, Ruby on Rails™ Tutorial, Third Edition, is the solution. Best-selling author and leading Rails developer Michael Hartl teaches Rails by guiding you through the development of three example applications of increasing sophistication, focusing on the fundamental techniques in web development needed for virtually any kind of application. The updates to this edition include simplified installation via a standard development environment in the cloud, use of the default Rails stack throughout, a light-weight testing approach, an all-new section on image upload, and an all-new chapter on account activation and password resets, including sending email with Rails. This indispensable guide provides integrated tutorials not only for Rails, but also for the essential Ruby, HTML, CSS, and SQL skills you’ll need when developing web applications. Hartl explains how each new technique solves a real-world problem, and then he demonstrates it with bite-sized code that’s simple enough to understand, yet novel enough to be useful. Whatever your previous web development experience, this book will guide you to true Rails mastery. This book will help you Install and set up your Rails development environment, including a pre-installed integrated development environment (IDE) in the cloud Go beyond generated code to truly understand how to build Rails applications from scratch Learn testing and test-driven development (TDD) Effectively use the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern Structure applications using the REST architecture Build static pages and transform them into dynamic ones Master the Ruby programming skills all Rails developers need Create high-quality site layouts and data models Implement registration and authentication systems, including validation and secure passwords Update, display, and delete users Upload images in production using a cloud storage service Implement account activation and password reset, including sending email with Rails Add social features and microblogging, including an introduction to Ajax Record version changes with Git and create a secure remote repository at Bitbucket Deploy your applications early and often with Heroku