Process Control

April 22 - 26, 2023 | Atlanta, GA USA

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Process Control (PC)

The Process Control track focuses on process measurement and control. 


Process Control Technical Program

Monday, May 2, 2022
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PC1: Fuel Up on Measurement Technologies
    Session Chair: Lu Athnos, ABB; and Michael Forbes, Honeywell  

Bridging the Gap Between QCS Gauging Systems and Quality Labs

Lu Athnos, ABB

Robust and Sustainable Measurements of Basis Weight for Paper, Board & Pulp

Dave Maddux

Applying Predictive Models in Process Controls

David Eapen, Valmet
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PC2-M4: Race to Win with Advanced Analysis and Control (PIMA & Process Control Joint Session)

Session Chair: Mariana Sandin, Seeq Corporation and Shih-Chin Chen, Retired from ABB

      PC2-M4.1 A Case for Data Analytics: Are You a Trendsetter, Follower or a Naysayer? Monica Bastola, Envoy Development, LLC
      PC2-M4.2 APC Program Lifecycle Guidelines for a Successful Application

Barbara Yuri de Oliveira, Radix



Tutorial or Modern Time-Series Data Analytics

Kristopher Wiggins, SEEQ

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
8:00am - 10:00am ET
PC3-M5B-PM3: Mastering the Apex with Data Analytics

(Process Control, PIMA IT, and Papermakers Joint Session)

    Session Chair: Mariana Sandin, Seeq Corporation; and Shih-Chin Chen, Retired from ABB


Understanding Path to 4-IR Success

Paul Treic, Braincube

Data Analytics: Advanced Analytics Capability for Assessing and Optimizing Multi-State Production Processes

Bob Rice, Control Station, Inc.

Paper Strength Optimization Utilizing Data Analytic Measurement and Control

Donald Stanley, ABB

Creating Efficiencies through Contextualizing Data: Conditional Based Analytics

Emilio Conde, Seeq Corporation
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PC4: Start Your (Knowledge) Engines – Control Handbook Tutorial- Cross Direction (CD) Controls
    Session Chair: Michael Forbes, Honeywell  


Chapter 8 – Cross Direction Control Fundamentals

Seyhan Nuyan, Valmet

Chapter 9 – Cross Direction Control Single Variable Solutions

Shih-Chin Chen, Retired (formerly ABB)

Chapter 10– Multivariable CD Control Tutorial

Johan Backström, Backström Systems Engineering Ltd.
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PC5: CD Controls – Are you Setting the Pace?
    Session Chair: James Wardlaw, WestRock  

New Tool for Improving the Accuracy, Documentation and Understanding of Cross Direction (CD) Mapping

Kerry Figiel, International Paper (Presented by Shih-Chin Chen, Retired from ABB)

How Do You Know the CD Control Is Doing Its Best Job?

Calvin Fu, Valmet

Performance and Benefits of Cross-Directional Controls for Pulp Dryers

Cristian Gheorghe, Honeywell
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
8:00am - 9:00am ET
PC6: Achieve Podium Level Control Performance

 Session Chair: Amanda Sans, Global Process Automation


Pitfalls of DCS Migrations

Scott Turner, Jedson Engineering

Where Did that Transmitter Come From? A Foray into Feedforward Control

Matthew Howard, Sappi North America
9:15am - 10:15am ET
PC7: Championship Level Practices for Measurement

Session Chair: Larry Hammett, International Paper


Making Connections - Getting To Know Your Pressure Transmitters

Nick Meyer and Sam Hassan, Yokogawa Corporation of America

Developing New Flow Best Practices in Pulp & Paper - Spotlight on Magnetic Flowmeters

Vince Miller, Emerson Automation Solutions
10:30AM – 11:30AM ET
PC8: Keep (Quality) on Track with WIS and Machine Vision

 Session Chair: Wes Sweeny, Procemex


Machine Vision AI: Self-learning  Process Disturbance Monitoring Device

Vili Kellokumpu, VTT

Method to Create Actionable Sheet Defect Data Between a Tissue Machine and Converting Line

Brian Mock, Event Capture Systems