Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Commonwealth A2 (Loews Philadelphia Hotel)

Pilot Plant Centenary Celebration (TF)

#39 - Instrumentation and Control - Sponsored by Group 12b, Pilot Plants (TF001)
Instrumentation and control are critical elements of a pilot program which may impact implementation speed, staffing levels, data accuracy and retrieval, unit operational stability, as well as health, safety, and environment. In celebration of 100 years of AIChE and recognition of the importance of instrumentation and control in process development, this session is devoted to best practices, case studies, and historical evolution of instrumentation and control in pilot plants.
Chair:David Edwards
CoChair:Mike J. Doll
CoSponsor(s):Pilot Plants (12b)
8:30 AMWelcoming Remarks
8:35 AMThe Evolution of Process Control - from Hand-Turned Valves to Wireless Networks
Pete Sharpe
9:05 AMPilot Plant Automation at Uop - Looking Back and Looking Forward
Daniel Pintar, Joe Jedrzejek, Rod Park
9:35 AMThe Use of Recipe-Driven Distributed Control System in Pharmaceutical Pilot Plant Operations
Matthew Casey, Jeffrey Reinhardt, John Wasylyk
10:05 AMThe Evolution of the Gas Chromatograph - Performance, Control and Output: 1957 - Present
Clarence S. Wentzel
10:35 AMDesign and Setup a Computer Control Pilot Plant for Thermal Cracking Experimental Studies
Mir Esmaeil Masoumi, Ali Gholi Niaei, Jafar Towfighi Daryan

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