MYNAH has launched an internal mentoring program with Greg McMillan, focusing on the key aspects of dynamics important for operator training and plant performance. We are fortunate enough to have process control guru Greg McMillan on staff as a Process Simulation Consultant. Greg has a passion for transferring his in-depth knowledge to the next generation of the process control industry. The goal of the MYNAH mentoring program is to teach our dynamic simulation professionals the essentials of process control and dynamic process modeling.
The MYNAH mentoring program follows the ISA book written by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas "101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career" in terms of providing concepts, details, watch-outs, insights and rules of thumb. Also, each session includes process dynamic examples generated by a Mimic Simulation Software virtual plant.
Greg will be presenting 6 sessions on the following topics to kick off the mentoring program:
If you know Greg, you will know that he would never get through a presentation without inserting a little humor. Exhibit A:
10. Reliable from day one
9. Always on the job
8. Low maintenance (minimal grooming, clothing & entertainment costs)
7. Many programmable features
5. Short settling time
4. No frills or extraneous features
3. Relies on feedback
2. Good response to commands and amenable to real time optimization
1. Readily tuned
For what it's worth, my personal favorite is #6. Stability is good! Stay tuned for more of Greg's Top 10 Lists...
Gregory K. McMillan, CAP, is a retired Senior Fellow from Solutia/Monsanto where he worked in engineering technology on process control improvement. Greg was also an affiliate professor for Washington University in Saint Louis. Greg is an ISA Fellow and received the ISA "Kermit Fischer Environmental" Award for pH control in 1991, the Control Magazine "Engineer of the Year" Award for the Process Industry in 1994, was inducted into the Control "Process Automation Hall of Fame" in 2001, was honored by InTech Magazine in 2003 as one of the most influential innovators in automation, and received the ISA "Life Achievement Award" in 2010. Greg is the author of numerous books on process control, his most recent being Essentials of Modern Measurements and Final Elements for the Process Industry. Greg has been the monthly "Control Talk" columnist for Control magazine since 2002. Presently, Greg contracts as a consultant for Emerson Process Management and MYNAH Technologies.
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