Blevins, T.

Emerson Process Management, Austin, Texas

leads the development of DeltaV advanced control products at Emerson Process Management. He coauthored the book Wireless Control Foundation, and the ISA bestselling books Advanced Control Foundation and Control Loop Foundation. Mr. Blevins received an MS degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He is a member of Control Magazine’s Process Automation Hall of Fame and is an ISA fellow. At present, he works as a principal technologist in the applied research team at Emerson Process Management.

Use model predictive control to achieve real-time management of a DWC

Blevins, T., Emerson Process Management; Downs, J., Eastman Chemical Company; Donahue, M., Roach, B., University of Texas

A dividing-wall column (DWC) can provide significant savings in energy and capital cost compared to a conventional distillation column design.