Advanced Control and Power Technologies
- Control and power technologies are impressive enabling tools for present day industry. They facilitate the translation of physical requirements into an automated process and the translation of one form of energy to another.
The combination of modern robust digital control and the latest generation of reliable power electronic controls provides routes to enhanced industrial and commercial performance as well as improved energy intensity. Implementation of advanced control and power technologies can provide lower energy costs, fewer unplanned interruptions, reduced maintenance, reduced maintenance costs, extended equipment life, extended production time between shutdowns, improved product quality, reduced product waste, potential for increased product output and associated increased profit.
- RGLSolutions provides a methodology that systematically identifies opportunities for prudent application of advanced control and power technologies to improve the process and reduce energy use.
Identifying appropriate opportunities for applying new technology, specifying it and implementing it requires knowledge and experience in designing a total system that works successfully. A motor manufacturer knows and specifies his motor. An adjustable speed drives manufacturer knows and specifies his drive. A fan manufacturer knows and specifies his fan. A pump manufacturer knows and specifies his pump. However, it takes knowledge and experience to specify that these separate component parts work together successfully, reliably, and efficiently. RGLSolutions has that knowledge and experience.
- It is possible, using advanced control and power technologies, to have recorded, accurate, process information on hand at all times for monitoring and feedback. Advanced control and power technologies, correctly specified and implemented, will significantly improve all aspects of process control and reliability.
- DOE sponsored workshop:
Advanced Control and Power Technologies for Petroleum Refineries and Petrochemical Plants
CenterPoint Houston, Texas 13 December 2005