|The APC-network team
15 October, 2010
|This email is designed specifically to provide you with the updates made to the site during the previous month. Please note that, in some cases, only a selected number of modifications are listed only. |
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This section contains an APC knowledge base accessible exclusively by the end-users subscribing to the site. This month, we have added content to the section APC Product & Technology Comparison .
Selected APC applications added to the database:
> OMV Hydrogen Optimisation
> OKTA Refinery LP
> New Zealand Refinery Blending System
> Chinese Refinery CCR Reforming Model
> Petronas BTX APC
APC & Related Products & Services
Products and services added to this section:
> Product: Training Simulator
> Product: Training Tool
> Product: Decision Support System
> Consulting Service: MPC Design Study
PID Algorithms and Tuning
Does anyone know the difference between interactive and non-interactive PID algorithms and what we do to tune each ...
> APC Webtraining - Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) APC Webtraining 25-29 October, 2010
News & Features
> exida Article Stuxnet worm Published on ControlGlobal.com
> Chemical company awards Process Safety and SIS study to Ingenious
> SIMATIC WinCC / SIMATIC PCS 7 Malware / Virus / Trojan
> Game Changing Software Solutions for Plant Operations
> ICONICS Announces the Release of AlarmWorX64 Multimedia
> Stuxnet worm slithers into China, heralds alien invasion
> ABB resolves Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues and will pay $58.3 million
> NORPAC Controls Ltd. joins forces with Spartan Controls Ltd.
> Enhanced AMS Suite Tackles the Complexities of Plant Management
> Yokogawa Launches FOUNDATION™ fieldbus Compliant FVX110
> Aspen Technology Announces Pricing of Secondary Public Offering
> AspenTech Customers Present Best Practices in Process Optimization
> Experience first hand maximum safety and profitability
> Emerson launches remote controller for liquid hydrocarbons
> Axens & Orbeo team up to combine their services in energy efficiency
Selected publications among others added this month. Many thanks to those who submitted their articles to us:
> Driving Plant Optimisation with Advanced Process Control
> Would you use a Safety PLC for Process Control?
> Easy as APC
> Dynamic Simulator for a Model IV FCC
> Control valves for a huge petrochemicals complex
> Fieldbus – ready to bring real benefits?
> Taking safety valve testing to the next level
> MPC Implementation Methods for the Optimization of the Response of
Control Valves to Reduce Variability
> APC Engineer / Modeling Engineer
> Process Engineer, Urea Ammonia Nitrogen
> Real Time Optimization Consulting Engineers (Virtual Office)
> Instrument & Electrical Engineer
The following vendors were added:
> Advanced Control Solutions
> Vista Control Systems
> Statistics and Control Inc.
Webinars to November 2010:
> Certified Automation Professional
> Integrated Economics Step-by-Step with Aspen Plus®
> OPC Specifications - Part 1 - OPC DA webcast
> Removing the Risks and Profiting from a Sustainable Supply Chain
> Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification
> Alarm Management - The Impact of the ISA-18.2
> Investing in 2011
> Integrated Economics Step-by-Step with Aspen HYSYS®
> Operation excellence and sustainability strategies
> Spreadsheet Techniques and Problem Solving for Chemical Engineers
> How Operating Envelopes improve profitability
> Risk Management Issues Affecting ChemE Consultants
> Easy Data Historization Without Log Files
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Axens proposes its State Space APC suite, designed to efficiently implement and maintain plant-wide APC applications.
AMT is a technology independent consulting and project services company specializing in the application of Multivariable Predictive Control and Real–Time Closed–Loop Optimization technology.
Petrocontrol is an advanced process control consulting company, specializing in first principles inferential control models.
IPCOSAptitude Ltd delivers Advanced Process Control and optimization solutions for the process industries
Specialists in Advanced Process Control and Optimisation
with a Strength in Hydrocarbon and Minerals Processing