Understanding Model Predictive Control

 • Process control solutions form a hierarchal structure of four layers, with field devices at the bottom, followed by regulatory controllers and advance process controls (APC), and production control at the top.
• The control performance at each level directly affects the stability of...

iPhone-Stalking Elon Musk's Tesla Model 3 Launch

April 6, 2016
Elon Musk's live-stream from the Tesla Design Center in Hawthrone, California, is about to start. The stage is dark, but the noisy acoustics don't lie. As the excitement in the...

Join @ChEnected using #AIChESpring and #GCPS

April 1, 2016
@ChEnected will be live tweeting throughout the 2016 AIChE Spring Meeting and the 12th Global Congress on Process Safety, April 10 - 14, 2016 in Austin Texas. Whether you're...

Video Tutorial: PFD Pump and Compressor Symbols

March 29, 2016
If you've ever confused a compressor for a turbine or expander while creating or reading a process flow diagram, then this post is for you. This short video tutorial from the...

New Recyclable Bioplastic Outperforms ABS

March 28, 2016
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have devised a new plastic that is made with 50 percent renewable content from biomass. The new...

The Global Coal Death-Spiral Picks Up Speed

March 30, 2016
Last year the world began to decisively shift away from using coal to produce electricity. This reached a symbolic climax last week when Scotland shut down its last coal-fired...

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