Brandl, D.

BR&L Consulting Inc., Cary, North Carolina

Dennis Brandl is president of BR&L Consulting and has been involved in automation system design and implementation in a wide range of control systems over the past 35 years. His experience includes control system design for Shell Oil refineries, chemical plants, pharmaceutical facilities, steel mills, mining and next-generation control system design with ExxonMobil. Mr. Brandl was a founder of the ISA’s ISA 95 Enterprise/Control System Integration committee and is the chairman of the IEC/ISO Joint Working Group on Enterprise/Control Integration, IEC 62264. He earned a BS degree in physics and an MS degree in measurement and control from Carnegie-Mellon University, and an MS degree in computer science from California State University.

An operations reference model for common refinery operations

Brandl, D., BR&L Consulting Inc.; Turk, M. A., Schneider Electric

Refineries are large, highly automated, complex systems involving hundreds of people, thousands of work processes, thousands of control loops and tens of thousands of input/output points.