October 2008

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Outlook for multivariable predictive control

Saudi Aramco's Allan Kern has been a frequent contributor to HP in recent years on the subject of multivariable predictive control (MPC). For HP's 2008 process control and information systems report, ..

Kern, A.G., Tesoro Corp.

Saudi Aramco's Allan Kern has been a frequent contributor to HP in recent years on the subject of multivariable predictive control (MPC). For HP's 2008 process control and information systems report, we asked Mr. Kern what he sees ahead: Over the next few years, MPC will compete head-to-head for resources with the latest generation of distributed control system (DCS)-level tools. The shakeout, aside from great advances at the DCS level, will bring fundamental changes to the MPC business. Driving the situation from the DCS side is a new generation of highly attractive tools for plant safety, operator effectiveness and process control, with irresistible promise for operational improvements

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