Process Control Newsletter
Open-access courses confirmed for 2003
Our full range of open-access process control courses will be presented twice in 2003, once in London and once in Delft.
Full details can be obtained from the web site of our partner GT Forum.
Full details (in Dutch) can be obtained from the web site of our partner Paperwork.
Interested in an in-house course? These can be tailored as required and are a more economic solution if there are four delegates or more. The full range of modules is described on Whitehouse's web site. We can also structure on-site courses around some real controllers - a very effective way of demonstrating that the techniques really work!
Would like to understand more about the technical content of courses, or what companies have used them? Just contact us.
Not heard of Whitehouse before?
While training is an important part of business, we are primarily an independent consulting organisation specialising in the practical application of advanced control and information systems to the oil and petrochemical industries. Our aim is to ensure our clients exploit all the profit improvement opportunities in the most cost effective way. Since we provide neither the technology nor implementation services our clients can be confident that the advice we offer is impartial.
Whitehouse was established over ten years ago and has worked with many of the world's leading companies. Its consultants each have around 30 years experience. Full details of our services are available from our website. This also provides clients lists and contact details.
New course module helps clients capture more benefits
Our recently released new course module, entitled Advanced Control Monitoring, has been presented to several clients. It lasts around six hours and is designed not only for process control engineers, but also for others interested in the benefits being captured by existing advanced controls. Topics include:
When presenting the course, Whitehouse also implemented several prototype performance monitoring tools. These collect data from the client's existing process information system and have enabled clients to make substantial improvements to the benefits captured. Many clients have gone on to further enhance these tools to meet their specific needs.
Free controller tuning advice
Our PID tuning technology has been developed over 10 years and is a major part of our Toolkit that we have supplied to many clients. Although the tuning charts on our web site are a greatly simplified version of the software, they can however be used to help with many controllers. We will also soon be extending them to incorporate some of our more recent developments. To help clients evaluate our technology we are also happy to provide a limited amount of free advice by e-mail. Just contact us with your problem!
ERTC conference, Milan
We are pleased to announce that we have been selected to present the keynote paper Advanced Control and Optimisation: The Next Challenge at the ERTC conference in Milan (23rd to 25th June). Full conference details from ERTC.
Past papers available
A number of past papers written by Whitehouse personnel are now included on our website, under articles. These cover subjects such as guidance on how to implement and support advanced control and justifying OM&S automation projects.
Toolkit and Training software (version 9) released
We have released version 9 of its Process Control Toolkit and Training software. The Toolkit has been greatly expanded and now includes:
Full details, with some example screen displays, are on the Toolkit pages in our web site.
The training modules comprise
The package has been revamped to increase the number of parameters that can be trended and to allow ready access to historical values. Full details are on the software pages in our web site.
Suggestions for version 10
Enhancements are underway for inclusion in version 10. As usual we would be pleased to receive suggestions from our users for improvements or additions.
This is the first issue our Process Control Newsletter. It is not our policy to continue to send unsolicited e-mail to our clients. Recipients preferring not to receive future issues should not hesitate to e-mail its author, Myke King. The same address can be used to change the recipient or to add others.