Procedural Automation for Continuous Processes - ISA 106

2017 Emerson Exchange Americas
Tuesday, Oct 3rd 9:00 - 9:45 | Thursday, Oct 5th 1:15 - 2:00
Track: Operate and Manage
Dustin Beebe, ProSys

The automation of a process allows every start up to be the same. This eliminates potential errors and overshoots which preserves the integrity of the process and eliminates most recycle, purges, safety trips and lost production.  Using procedural automation cuts average start-up time by as much as 50% or more. This is accomplished by streamlining the process and using the logic tools for automation. Automated start-up improves profitability and enhances flexibility of the process. Project ROI estimates show that the project typically pays for itself in 3 months.  Examples of state logic and typicals of control modules will be illustrated.  Controller loading, how to plan and best practices for state based control on a DeltaV will be discussed as well as how to avoid pitfalls.