News & Updates

Thursday, March 13, 2014: Read Control Loop Foundation on your Kindle or iPAD

Control Loop Foundation is one of the ISA books now available in either .epub or .mobi format, which can be read on Kindle, iPAD, or dozens of other e-readers. Learn more at the ISA Website News
Friday, October 4, 2013: REMINDER: As the 2013 Emerson Exchange Conference in Grapevine Texas comes to a close at 10 am today you can join the authors in these Meet The Experts sessions:

10AM in Grapevine 4 - Mark Nixon and Duane Toavs
MythBusters: What's Real and What's Not When it Comes to More is Better for Operators to be Effective
There is considerable folklore in the process industry. In this year's round of "meet the experts" our experts will discuss several of these scenarios and will use evidence to confirm or bust these myths. Things such as more colorful graphics make operators more effective. More parameters on graphics make operators more aware. More alarms on displays make operators more informed about what happened. More detailed displays are necessary to make operators run plants more effectively. More pixels/screens are needed for situation awareness. More screens and bigger screens help operators see more clearly. More displays that look like P&IDs make operators more comfortable. This panel of experts with years in research and experience will either bust or confirm these myths with questions and answers from the audience.

10AM in Austin 2 - Terry Blevins and Willy Wojsznis
Utilizing DeltaV Advanced Control Innovations to Improve Control Performance
Many functions of the DeltaV control system are unique in the process industry. In this presentation we explore and discuss innovative features of the DeltaV PID and embedded Advanced Control products that can be applied to improve control performance. In particular, PID options are addressed that enhance cascade and override applications and allow effective single loop control using a sampled or wireless measurement. Application examples are used to illustrate how MPC can be easily added and commissioned on-line with no changes in the existing control strategy. Also, field trial results and experience from development of batch and continuous data analytics will be used to discuss new products and future tools that enable improvements to be made in plant operations. News
Wednesday, October 2, 2013: REMINDER: On Thursday, the authors offer three workshops at the Emerson Exchange Conference in Grapevine Texas

8AM in Fort Worth 7 - Willy Wojsznis, Ashok Dasgupta, and Tom Vernor
Challenges and Solutions in Data Analytics Application for a Distillation Column
In this workshop we present the results achieved from a field trial of continuous data analytics on a distillation column at Huntsman - Freeport, TX. The desired outcome of this project was to provide reliable inferential sensors for Tepa and Heavies product quality parameters. As part of the model development data from both normal operations and from a specially designed column test were used. In the process modeling several practical techniques for outliers detection, data synchronization and data cleaning were explored. The on-line operation results are presented and discussed.

10AM in Pecos 4 - Terry Blevins and Mark Nixon
Control Using Wireless Measurements
The DeltaV PIDPlus is based on a modification of the PID reset and rate calculation to account for non-periodic measurement updates. An alternate approach is to use PID with a modified Kalman filter or modified Smith Predictor. Test results are presented that compare the PIDPlus to these alternate approaches.

1:15PM in Dallas 5 - Mark Nixon, Robert Montgomery, Keith Bellville, and Siva Srinivasan
Utilizing DeltaV CHARMs Smart Logic Solver (CSLS) SIS on an Experimental Distillation Column
The Separations Research Program (SRP) at the University of Texas in Austin is a leading pilot plant facility for fluid mixture separations research. The site, located on the Pickle Research Campus, is used on a continuing basis to run experiments for a wide variety of companies. In order to perform these varied research projects it is necessary to reconfigure the process equipment on an experiment-by-experiment basis. The site contains SIL1 through SIL3 loops. What is needed is increased reliability and availability for plant safety operations. News
Tuesday, October 1, 2013: REMINDER: The authors offer a number of workshops at the Emerson Exchange Conference in Grapevine Texas on Wednesday

8AM in Appaloosa 3 - Mark Nixon, Dave Strobhar, and Ike Brackin
Evidence based design guidelines for effective operator overview displays
The overview display is at the pinnacle of the display hierarchy. An effective overview display enables the operator to determine the health of the units under their span of control, and if a problem exists, direct them to displays from which they can troubleshoot and correct the problem. Overview displays provide the operator with good situation awareness. In this presentation we will summarize key criteria for highly effective overview displays.

1:15PM in Texas 5 - Terry Blevins and Mike Brouse
Process Education on Demand - targeted, customizable training (featuring "New" eLearning Control Loop Foundations)
This workshop describes the many improvements Emerson Process is making to educational services globally in order to provide easy online access to the training and knowledge resources you need. We will review the features of the new online learning portal, new online course library, and briefly demo the new easy to use interface. We will also feature a "new" online Control Loop Foundation course that covers single and multi-loop control strategies. This new online course includes interactive web-based process control simulations that will also be demonstrated.

1:15PM in Texas 4 - Mark Nixon
Technology Forum: Virtualization and Big Data in Process Control - Advancements and Developing Trends
The next wave of innovation is well underway. Virtualized computing platforms are transforming the basic foundation of computing and data centers, non-traditional measurements are being integrated using wireless infrastructure, advanced analytics are combining the capabilities of predictive algorithms and automation to provide on-line predictive capabilities, and new designs and platforms are connecting people on the move and in the control room. In this presentation Emerson and Industry subject matter experts will discuss the current state of virtualization and big data in process control and shed light on upcoming enhancements that will offer additional benefits and features to the DeltaV roadmap.

2:15PM in Texas 5 - Terry Blevins and Willy Wojsznis
Addressing Control in the Presence of Process and Measurement Noise
Control performance is often degraded by process or measurement noise. In this workshop we discuss how Kalman Filtering may be applied to reduce the impact of process or measurement noise. Information is provided on a DeltaV composite block for Kalman Filtering. Test results will be presented and demonstrated in the workshop.

3:15PM in Mustang 2 - Mark Nixon, Robert Montgomery, Keith Bellville, and Siva Srinivasan
Utilizing DeltaV CHARMs Smart Logic Solver (CSLS) SIS on an Experimental Distillation Column
The Separations Research Program (SRP) at the University of Texas in Austin is a leading pilot plant facility for fluid mixture separations research. The site, located on the Pickle Research Campus, is used on a continuing basis to run experiments for a wide variety of companies. In order to perform these varied research projects it is necessary to reconfigure the process equipment on an experiment-by-experiment basis. The site contains SIL1 through SIL3 loops. What is needed is increased reliability and availability for plant safety operations. News
Monday, September 30, 2013: REMINDER: Tomorrow the authors offer a number of workshops at the Emerson Exchange Conference in Grapevine Texas

8AM in Palomino 1 - Terry Blevins and Willy Wojsznis
Addressing Control in the Presence of Process and Measurement Noise
Control performance is often degraded by process or measurement noise. In this workshop we discuss how Kalman Filtering may be applied to reduce the impact of process or measurement noise. Information is provided on a DeltaV composite block for Kalman Filtering. Test results will be presented and demonstrated in the workshop.

9AM in Dallas 7 - Terry Blevins and Mark Nixon
Control Using Wireless Measurements
The DeltaV PIDPlus is based on a modification of the PID reset and rate calculation to account for non-periodic measurement updates. An alternate approach is to use PID with a modified Kalman filter or modified Smith Predictor. Test results are presented that compare the PIDPlus to these alternate approaches.

10AM in Dallas 6 and 2PM in Palomino 1 - Terry Blevins, Qiwei Li, and Robert Wojewodka
Application of On-line Data Analytics to a Continuous Process Polybutene Unit
Continuous data analytics may be used to provide an on-line prediction of quality parameters and enable on-line detection of fault conditions. The analytics software distinguishes parameters that may not typically be considered during normal quality monitoring analyses. In this workshop, we present 2013's field trial results at Lubrizol's continuous polybutene process. The presentation will demonstrate the on-line continuous data analytics program, evaluate the success of model improvements, and summarize the implementation of the user end platform in the process unit.

10AM in Appaloosa 1 - Mark Nixon, Dave Strobhar, and Ike Brackin
Evidence based design guidelines for effective operator overview displays
The overview display is at the pinnacle of the display hierarchy. An effective overview display enables the operator to determine the health of the units under their span of control, and if a problem exists, direct them to displays from which they can troubleshoot and correct the problem. Overview displays provide the operator with good situation awareness. In this presentation we will summarize key criteria for highly effective overview displays.

1PM in Grapevine B - Mark Nixon
Technology Forum: Virtualization and Big Data in Process Control - Advancements and Developing Trends
The next wave of innovation is well underway. Virtualized computing platforms are transforming the basic foundation of computing and data centers, non-traditional measurements are being integrated using wireless infrastructure, advanced analytics are combining the capabilities of predictive algorithms and automation to provide on-line predictive capabilities, and new designs and platforms are connecting people on the move and in the control room. In this presentation Emerson and Industry subject matter experts will discuss the current state of virtualization and big data in process control and shed light on upcoming enhancements that will offer additional benefits and features to the DeltaV roadmap.

2PM in Grapevine 4 - Willy Wojsznis, Ashok Dasgupta, and Tom Vernor
Challenges and Solutions in Data Analytics Application for a Distillation Column
In this workshop we present the results achieved from a field trial of continuous data analytics on a distillation column at Huntsman - Freeport, TX. The desired outcome of this project was to provide reliable inferential sensors for Tepa and Heavies product quality parameters. As part of the model development data from both normal operations and from a specially designed column test were used. In the process modeling several practical techniques for outliers detection, data synchronization and data cleaning were explored. The on-line operation results are presented and discussed.

3PM in Grapevine 6 - Terry Blevins and Mike Brouse
Process Education on Demand - targeted, customizable training (featuring "New" eLearning Control Loop Foundations)
This workshop describes the many improvements Emerson Process is making to educational services globally in order to provide easy online access to the training and knowledge resources you need. We will review the features of the new online learning portal, new online course library, and briefly demo the new easy to use interface. We will also feature a "new" online Control Loop Foundation course that covers single and multi-loop control strategies. This new online course includes interactive web-based process control simulations that will also be demonstrated. News
Tuesday, September 10, 2013: Al-Khobar Saudi Arabia officeFoundation Series Books in Saudi Arabia

If you visit the Emerson Process Management Al-Khobar office, you will find the Foundation Series books setup in the training room and in the FAT area to allow easy access to the materials during training programs and project FAT.

Special thanks to Redouane Jiber for making these educational resources available in Saudi Arabia! News
Sunday, September 8, 2013: Japan officeFoundation Series Books in Japan

If you visit the Emerson Process Management office in Japan, you will find the Foundation Series books on display in the reception area along with information on associated training courses. The books are also used in the free monthly customer seminars.

Special thanks to Akihoto Tsukahara for making the materials available for staff and visitors! News
Saturday, September 7, 2013: Bucuresti RomaniaFoundation Series Books in Romania

If you visit the Emerson Process Management Bucuresti Romania office, you will find the Advanced Control Foundation display sharing the small table on the cactus demo with some wireless transmitters at the office entrance.

Special thanks to Radu Ionila for setting up the display to showcase these educational books and materials which help to train on all aspects of automation from field instruments, control systems, to MPC. News
Friday, September 6, 2013: Control SouthernControl Southern Displays the Foundation Series Books

If you visit the Control Southern office in Suwanee Georgia, you will find the Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books on display at the entrance to the customer acceptance test rooms.

Special thanks to Harley Jeffery for making the materials available for visitors to browse the books and learn more about the associated training courses and website!

Control Southern Inc., an engineering and consulting company, supplies process management products and solutions. Control Southern Inc. was founded in 1956 and is the Local Business Partner for Emerson Process Management. The company serves pulp and paper, chemical, pharmaceutical/biotechnology, power generation, oil and gas transmission, HVAC, textiles, water and waste water, and food and beverage industries, as well as OEMs. News
Tuesday, September 3, 2013: Meet the Authors at the Emerson Exchange Conference in Grapevine Texas

Planning to attend this year's Emerson Global User's Exchange? If so, you'll have a chance to meet Terry, Mark, and Willy at a number of workshops and sessions. Check out the Meet the Authors guide (227MB PDF) to find the times/ locations and review the following list of all the session details:

8-4361 - Addressing Control in the Presence of Process and Measurement Noise | Terry Blevins and Willy Wojsznis
Technical Level: Intermediate
Control performance is often degraded by process or measurement noise. In this workshop we discuss how Kalman Filtering may be applied to reduce the impact of process or measurement noise. Information is provided on a DeltaV composite block for Kalman Filtering. Test results will be presented and demonstrated in the workshop.

8-4240 - Application of On-line Data Analytics to a Continuous Process Polybutene Unit |Terry Blevins, Qiwei Li, and Robert Wojewodka
Technical Level: Introductory
Continuous data analytics may be used to provide an on-line prediction of quality parameters and enable on-line detection of fault conditions. The analytics software distinguishes parameters that may not typically be considered during normal quality monitoring analyses. In this workshop, we present 2013's field trial results at Lubrizol's continuous polybutene process. The presentation will demonstrate the on-line continuous data analytics program, evaluate the success of model improvements, and summarize the implementation of the user end platform in the process unit.

8-4775 - Challenges and Solutions in Data Analytics Application for a Distillation Column | Willy Wojsznis, Ashok Dasgupta, and Tom Vernor
Technical Level: Intermediate
In this workshop we present the results achieved from a field trial of continuous data analytics on a distillation column at Huntsman - Freeport, TX. The desired outcome of this project was to provide reliable inferential sensors for Tepa and Heavies product quality parameters. As part of the model development data from both normal operations and from a specially designed column test were used. In the process modeling several practical techniques for outliers detection, data synchronization and data cleaning were explored. The on-line operation results are presented and discussed.

12-4381 - Control Using Wireless Measurements | Terry Blevins and Mark Nixon
Technical Level: Intermediate
The DeltaV PIDPlus is based on a modification of the PID reset and rate calculation to account for non-periodic measurement updates. An alternate approach is to use PID with a modified Kalman filter or modified Smith Predictor. Test results are presented that compare the PIDPlus to these alternate approaches.

3-4905 - Evidence based design guidelines for effective operator overview displays | Mark Nixon, Dave Strobhar, and Ike Brackin
Technical Level: Intermediate
The overview display is at the pinnacle of the display hierarchy. An effective overview display enables the operator to determine the health of the units under their span of control, and if a problem exists, direct them to displays from which they can troubleshoot and correct the problem. Overview displays provide the operator with good situation awareness. In this presentation we will summarize key criteria for highly effective overview displays.

MTE-5525 - MythBusters: What's Real and What's Not When it Comes to More is Better for Operators to be Effective| Mark Nixon and Duane Toavs
Technical Level: Introductory
There is considerable folklore in the process industry. In this year's round of "meet the experts" our experts will discuss several of these scenarios and will use evidence to confirm or bust these myths. Things such as more colorful graphics make operators more effective. More parameters on graphics make operators more aware. More alarms on displays make operators more informed about what happened. More detailed displays are necessary to make operators run plants more effectively. More pixels/screens are needed for situation awareness. More screens and bigger screens help operators see more clearly. More displays that look like P&IDs make operators more comfortable. This panel of experts with years in research and experience will either bust or confirm these myths with questions and answers from the audience.

5-4681 - Process Education on Demand - targeted, customizable training (featuring "New" eLearning Control Loop Foundations) | Terry Blevins and Mike Brouse
Technical Level: Introductory
This workshop describes the many improvements Emerson Process is making to educational services globally in order to provide easy online access to the training and knowledge resources you need. We will review the features of the new online learning portal, new online course library, and briefly demo the new easy to use interface. We will also feature a "new" online Control Loop Foundation course that covers single and multi-loop control strategies. This new online course includes interactive web-based process control simulations that will also be demonstrated.

MTE-5524 - Utilizing DeltaV Advanced Control Innovations to Improve Control Performance | Terry Blevins and Willy Wojsznis
Technical Level: Introductory
Many functions of the DeltaV control system are unique in the process industry. In this presentation we explore and discuss innovative features of the DeltaV PID and embedded Advanced Control products that can be applied to improve control performance. In particular, PID options are addressed that enhance cascade and override applications and allow effective single loop control using a sampled or wireless measurement. Application examples are used to illustrate how MPC can be easily added and commissioned on-line with no changes in the existing control strategy. Also, field trial results and experience from development of batch and continuous data analytics will be used to discuss new products and future tools that enable improvements to be made in plant operations.

10-5283 - Utilizing DeltaV CHARMs Smart Logic Solver (CSLS) SIS on an Experimental Distillation Column | Mark Nixon, Robert Montgomery, Keith Bellville, and Siva Srinivasan
Technical Level: Intermediate
The Separations Research Program (SRP) at the University of Texas in Austin is a leading pilot plant facility for fluid mixture separations research. The site, located on the Pickle Research Campus, is used on a continuing basis to run experiments for a wide variety of companies. In order to perform these varied research projects it is necessary to reconfigure the process equipment on an experiment-by-experiment basis. The site contains SIL1 through SIL3 loops. What is needed is increased reliability and availability for plant safety operations.

TF-5623 - Virtualization and Big Data in Process Control - Advancements and Developing Trends | Mark Nixon
Technical Level: Introductory
The next wave of innovation is well underway. Virtualized computing platforms are transforming the basic foundation of computing and data centers, non-traditional measurements are being integrated using wireless infrastructure, advanced analytics are combining the capabilities of predictive algorithms and automation to provide on-line predictive capabilities, and new designs and platforms are connecting people on the move and in the control room. In this presentation Emerson and Industry subject matter experts will discuss the current state of virtualization and big data in process control and shed light on upcoming enhancements that will offer additional benefits and features to the DeltaV roadmap. News
Wednesday, August 28, 2013: Control AssociatesControl Associates Displays the Foundation Series Books

If you visit Control Associates corporate headquarters in Allendale New Jersey, you will find the Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books in the Customer Demo Room along with information on associated training courses.

Since 1933, Control Associates has been providing process management solutions to customers in the Tri-State area. As the Local Business Partner for Emerson Process Management, Control Associates delivers a broad scope of products along with the engineering, maintenance and asset optimization services required to solve the most challenging process control needs.

Special thanks to Cristina Fulgencio for making the materials available for Control Associates staff and visitors! News
Monday, August 26, 2013: NovaspectNovaspect uses Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books in Customer Seminar and New Hire Orientations

Thanks to Jim Johnson and the Novaspect team, you will find the Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books on display in the demo / conference rooms of their three main offices.

The photo is from a customer seminar in the Chicago office earlier this year where they moved the display to the training room and set it up by the door so customers could easily peruse the materials.

Novaspect, Inc. is a local business partner of Emerson Process Management for the upper midwest, reaching from Northern Indiana through Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and throughout North Dakota. Their core purpose is to improve customers' performance through the innovative application of technology. Novaspect provides engineering solutions, control systems, valves, services, project expertise and technologies. News
Thursday, August 22, 2013: ExperitecExperitec Displays the Foundation Series Books

If you visit the Experitec office in Brunswick Tennessee, you will find the Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books just outside the kitchen. Special thanks to Calvin Burnett for making the materials available for Experitec systems engineers and visitors!

Experitec is the Missouri, Kansas, S. Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and NW Oklahoma representative for Emerson Process Management and other leading manufacturers of process control equipment and instrumentation. For more than 30 years, Experitec formerly Munger Company has served the industry with quality products, technical expertise, after sales support, on-site consultation, service, and training. News
Tuesday, August 20, 2013: Emerson Xi'an ChinaFoundation Series Books in China

If you visit the Emerson Process Management Xi'an office, you will find the Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books in the reference room along with information on associated training courses. Special thanks to Jenna Zhang for setting up the materials!

Keep in mind that a Chinese translation of the Control Loop Foundation book is available in ePub or mobi format. News
Thursday, August 15, 2013: Emerson MumbaiFoundation Series Books in India

The India team has created a display of Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books to allow customers access to the materials during project FAT and training programs at the Mumbai Staging Training Room. A customer recently commented that the Fuzzy logic and PID configurations are very useful for brief learning.

Copies of both books are also available at the Gujarat Region office. Thanks India team for bringing these resources to India! News
Tuesday, August 13, 2013: Emerson Alges OfficeFoundation Series Books in Portugal

If you visit the Emerson Process Management Alges office, you will find the Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books in the meeting/display room along with information on associated training courses. Special thanks to Alcino Beirao for setting up the materials! News
Thursday, August 8, 2013: Equipment & Controls IncEquipment & Controls, Inc. Displays the Foundation Series Books

Equipment & Controls Inc. (ECI) is a local business partner of Emerson Process Management providing control, measurement and automation solutions to a wide variety of markets including steel, power, chemical, refining, pulp & paper, and natural gas. With offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, Equipment & Controls Inc. has provided the process control industries with cost effective product and engineering solutions for over 60 years.

You will find the Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books set up in the display area near the receptionist. Special thanks to Philip Szajnuk for making the materials readily available for staff and visitors! News
Tuesday, August 6, 2013: Manila Philippines Training CenterManila Philippines Training Center uses Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books as reference materials

Alvin Ribano and Antonio Sevilla have created a reference area in the Manila Educational Services Center using the Foundation Series books. Both books are available for staff and students to borrow. You’ll find the display on the desk leading to the mini-pantry. News
Friday, August 2, 2013: Emerson Porsgrunn OfficeFoundation Series Books in Norway / Norge

If you visit the Emerson Process Management Porsgrunn office, you will find the Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books on display along with information on associated training courses. Special thanks to Knut Glenna for setting up the display! News
Wednesday, July 31, 2013: RE Mason Midlothian VAAdvanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books on display at the R.E. Mason Company

If you visit the Midlothian, Viriginia office, you'll be able to thumb through the books and learn more about the associated training courses and websites. Special thanks to Chet Willis for making the materials available!

Control Dynamics, a division of RE Mason Company, is the exclusive sales representative for Emerson Process Management (formerly Fisher-Rosemount and Fisher Controls), in the state of Virginia. News
Monday, July 29, 2013: MynahMYNAH Technologies Displays the Foundation Series Books

If you visit the MYNAH Technologies campus in Chesterfield Missouri, you will find the Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books in the kitchen/meeting room along with information on associated training courses.

Special thanks to Martin Berutti for making the materials available for MYNAH staff and visitors! MYNAH Technologies is Emerson Process Management's Strategic Partner for dynamic process simulation and Industrial Ethernet integration. News
Thursday, May 2, 2013: Leicester England Training CenterAdvanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books on display at the Leicester England Training Center

The Education Services Department in Leicester has created a display of the Foundation Series Books to allow class attendees to browse the books during breaks and learn more about control techniques most commonly used in the process industry.

Thanks Steve Hill for setting up the collection and for helping others to understand the powerful capabilities of utilizing APC/MPC! News
Wednesday, March 13, 2013: Emerson Praha OfficeFoundation Series Books in the Czech Republic

If you visit the Emerson Process Management Praha office, you will find the Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books in the conference room along with information on associated training courses.

Special thanks to Jan Dostal for setting up the display to showcase these educational materials which help to quickly train plant engineers on control techniques. News
Wednesday, February 27, 2013: Austin Training CenterAdvanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation books on display at the Austin-Round Rock Texas Training Center.

This collection is intended to allow visitors to browse the books and learn more about the associated training courses and websites. If you're in Austin, be sure to drop by and take a look. News
Tuesday, January 8, 2013: A slideshare presentation of the 2012 Emerson Exchange Technical Conference short course The Semantic Web: An Inside Look at the Creation of Control Loop Foundation, is now available in yesterday's Modeling and Control blog post, The Semantic Web - Control Loop Foundation.
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Friday, November 30, 2012: ISA now offers a Chinese translation of the Control Loop Foundation book in ePub or mobi format.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2012: Jim Cahill helps his audience learn more about how the foundation series books, Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation, contribute to process control professionals' education in yesterday's Emerson Process Experts blog post, Taking Process Automation Learning into Your Own Hands News
Wednesday, October 10, 2012: REMINDER: Tomorrow at 8am in Hilton Monterey Mark Nixon and Terry Blevins will lead the short course, The Semantic Web — An Inside Look at the Creation of Control Loop Foundation, Session 4-1924, at the Emerson Global Users Exchange

The book Control Loop Foundation, the first book in the Foundation Series, and its companion website ControlLoopFoundation.com have been widely used. One of the reasons for this was the team's decision to allow access to study materials and labs from a wide-variety of PCs and Tablets. Doing this required putting a web interface on top of DeltaV, supporting multiple browsers, and providing access to continuous and historical data from web pages. News
Friday, October 5, 2012: CLASS RESCHEDULED! Course 9025: Control Loop Foundation by Terry Blevins to introduce students to process control basics and provide practical hands-on control experience using DeltaV has been moved to the week of January 14, 2013. Read the September 18th News Update below for additional information or visit the Education Services website to register. News
Monday, October 1, 2012: October 9th at 10am Mark Nixon and Terry Blevins will lead the short course, The Semantic Web — An Inside Look at the Creation of Control Loop Foundation, Session 4-1924, at the Emerson Global Users Exchange in Hilton Avila B.

The book Control Loop Foundation, the first book in the Foundation Series, and its companion website have been widely used. One of the reasons for this was the team's decision to allow access to study materials and labs from a wide-variety of PCs and Tablets. Doing this required putting a web interface on top of DeltaV, supporting multiple browsers, and providing access to continuous and historical data from web pages.

The short course is also offered Thursday, October 11th at 8am in Hilton Monterey. News
Thursday, September 19, 2012: Gary Mintchell helps his audience learn more about Advanced Control Foundation, the second book in the "Foundation" series, in yesterday's Feed Forward blog post, Leaders Are Readers News
Tuesday, September 18, 2012: Terry Blevins will teach Course 9025: Control Loop Foundation to introduce students to process control basics and provide practical hands-on control experience using DeltaV. The first book in the foundation series, Control Loop Foundation, will be used as the text for this class - with each student receiving their own personal copy. This course is for engineers, managers, technicians, and others that are new to process control. The 4-1/2 day course covers the concepts and terminology that are needed to understand and work with control systems. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to effectively work with and commission single and multi-loop control strategies. Register Now, Seating is Limited! The class will be held November 5-9, 2012 in Austin TX, USA. Read yesterday's Modeling And Control blog post for additional information or visit the Education Services website to register.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012: Terry Blevins and Mark Nixon Honored as ISA Fellows. Learm more about their achievement on the EmersonProcessXperts.com blog.
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Monday,September 10, 2012: Terry Blevins provides a sneak peek at the new website for the book, Advanced Control Foundation — Tools, Techniques, and Applications
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Monday, September 3, 2012: Advanced Control Foundation: Tools, Techniques and Applications, the second book in the "Foundation" series, is now available for pre-order on the ISA website at http://www.isa.org.
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Monday, August 13, 2012: Terry Blevins and Willy Wojsznis will host a Meet The Expert session on Friday, October 12th as part of the Emerson Exchange conference in Anaheim, California. The session will provide an overview of the key points of the book Advanced Control Foundation, the second book in a series of "Foundation" books.
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Monday, August 6, 2012: Terry Blevins introduces the second book in the "Foundation" Series on his Modeling and Control blog
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Monday, October 31, 2011: Terry Blevins and Mark Nixon are the 2011 recipients of the Raymond D. Molloy Award. Their book, Control Loop Foundation - Batch and Continuous Processes, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2010. Read more about the achievement in the Modeling and Control blog post.
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Monday, January 31, 2011: Terry Blevins will teach Course 9025L: Control Loop Foundation to introduce students to process control basics and provide practical hands-on control experience using DeltaV. The Control Loop Foundation book will be used as the text for this class - with each student receiving their own personal copy. The 19 exercises for the workshops and applications defined in the book will be an integral part of this class.
This course is for engineers, managers, technicians, and others that are new to process control. The 4-1/2 day course covers the concepts and terminology that are needed to understand and work with control systems. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to effectively work with and commission single and multi-loop control strategies.
Register Now, Seating is Limited! The class will be held April 11-15, 2011 in Midlothian VA, USA. Read the course flyer (92KB PDF) for additional information.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011: Attention visitors using Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) browsers: The Workshops and Applications utilize HTML5 and an upgrade to IE7 is required for correct operation of the chart sections. You can get IE7 at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/ie7/.
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Friday, January 21, 2011: The first printing errata of Control Loop Foundation — Batch and Continuous Processes is now available on the website.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010: Praise for Control Loop Foundation from Gary Mintchell: "I've found the book to be an interesting read, and have passed it along to my new boss to get him up to speed on the other part of automation." Source: Feed Forward blog post, Catching Up on Automation News.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010: Praise for Control Loop Foundation from Walt Boyes: "This is a fantastic, and extremely well written introduction to the way process control works, designed for people who have little or no experience with it. It is very accessible for people like plant managers, IT personnel, and others who need to know how a process plant works, but have nowhere to go to find out." Read more in yesterday's Sound Off! blog post, Book of Very Critical Importance-Read It!.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010: A video of the 2010 Emerson Exchange Technical Conference Terry Blevins and Mark Nixon short course, Control Loop Foundation, is now available in the Downloads area of the website.
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Tuesday, November 09, 2010: All nineteen workshop and application interactive lab exercises and video solutions are now complete and ready for you to have a hands on experience using this website.
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Friday, September 24, 2010: Terry Blevins and Mark Nixon will present a short course on the book Wednesday, September 29 at the 2010 Emerson Exchange Technical Conference in San Antonio, Texas USA. The course is offered at 8am and again at 1:15pm. You can preview the slides and learn more about the course on the EmersonProcessXperts.com blog.
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Friday, September 17, 2010: Just Released! Control Loop Foundation — Batch and Continuous Processes is now available for purchase and immediate shipping from the ISA website at the Member Price of $99 USD or Non-Member Price of $109 USD.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010: Control Loop Foundation - Batch and Continuous Processes is now available for pre-order on the ISA website at http://www.isa.org/controlloop.
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