Last updated 25 October 2017

Michael Brown
graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand as an electrical engineer. He is a specialist in control loop optimisation, with over 30 years experience in process control instrumentation. His main activities are consulting and teaching practical control loop analysis and optimisation. He has worked on optimising loops in over 300 plants in Southern Africa, Europe, UK, USA and Cyprus, and has presented courses in many countries around the world.

 

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Loop Problem Signature Series
How to manage the problems encountered in feedback control loops.
A practical approach to the basics of regulatory control loop optimisation. The problems are systematically dealt with using a logical approach and starting with the basics, and some of the chapters are included on this site.

 

Case histories
Part of a series of articles based on actual problems occurring in process plants. Index to articles.

 

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Surveys show the following conditions are common in process plants:

 

  • Over 85% of regulatory control loops are ineffective in automatic
  • Less than 5% operate properly
  • 50-60% of all loops have equipment and/or design problems

 

Michael Brown Control Engineering specialises in control loop optimisation, and offers training, consulting and loop analysis tools.

 

  • The Training Courses are designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice and concentrate entirely on practical solutions to control. Courses are carried out in Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa, as well as in your own plant.
  • The Regulatory Control Optimisation Service involves working in your plant with your instrumentation and control and process personnel to improve the performance of your regulatory controls.
  • The Protuner™ control loop analyser is a unique solution which allows you to see what is going on in your control loops, pinpoint the problems and optimise the process.
  • The Educational PDF series "Michael Brown's Basic Troubleshooting and Loop Tuning" provides a course consisting of 31 chapters and offering a new and practical approach to the basics of regulatory control loop optimisation

 

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Contact details

 

Michael Brown Control Engineering
P.O. Box 1813
Cresta
2118 South Africa

 

 

Mobile:  +27 (0)82 440 7790
Fax:  +27 (0)86 671 9320
email:  michael.brown@mweb.co.za