Emerson Solutions | Date: 2013-06-14
Ring gate control system and control method are disclosed herein. An example ring gate control system includes a first servomotor group, a second servomotor group, and a third servomotor group. Each servomotor group is associated with a respective control point located around an annular face of a ring gate. The servomotors within the groups coupled to the annular face of the ring gate at respective linkage points, a transmitter coupled to the annular face of the ring gate and a control valve coupled between a hydraulic source and the at least two actuators and a controller coupled to each of the control valves and to each of the transmitters. The controller is separately operating a closed control loop for each servomotor group to control positions of the control points to control a horizontal orientation of the ring gate.
Emerson Solutions | Date: 2014-06-20
A method and system is provided that includes a setpoint monitor in communication with a controller that operates equipment according to setpoint values, each setpoint value having an associated benchmark value. The setpoint monitor receives setpoint modifications based on communication with the controller, each setpoint modification corresponding to a modification of a setpoint value to a modified value different from the associated benchmark value. A terminal in communication with the setpoint monitor displays the setpoint modifications and receives input to revert a setpoint modification from the modified value back to the associated benchmark value. The setpoint monitor communicates with the controller to revert the setpoint value associated with the setpoint modification from the modified value back to the associated benchmark value.
Emerson Solutions | Date: 2013-10-29
A technique of controlling a steam generating boiler system having multiple superheater sections includes determining multiple control signals to control a temperature of output steam to a turbine. The technique uses a first control block to determine an offset value based on multiple input temperatures and a dynamic matrix control (DMC) block to determine input steam control signals based on an output temperature and an output temperature setpoint. The technique modifies one of the input steam control signals based on the offset value. The modified input steam control signal and the unmodified input steam control signal are provided to respective field devices to control the input temperatures and, as a result, the output temperature.
Emerson Solutions | Date: 2014-01-24
Emerson Solutions | Date: 2013-03-28
A system and method is provided for activating and deactivating heating or cooling stages of an HVAC unit, which includes determining a need for heating or cooling a space to be heated or cooled and activating a heating or cooling stage of the HVAC unit based on the determined need. A monitored temperature is compared with a first temperature setpoint and a monitored on-time of the heating or cooling stage is compared with a first time period setpoint. The heating or cooling stage is deactivated based on the comparison of the monitored temperature with the first temperature setpoint, when the monitored on-time is greater than the first time period setpoint. The monitored temperature is then compared with a second temperature setpoint. The heating or cooling stage is reactivated based on a comparison of the monitored temperature with the second temperature setpoint, when a monitored off-time is greater than the second time period setpoint.