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Michael Brown Control Engineering

34 Cederberg Village, Willows Estate, Kelland, Randburg

fax:  
+27 86 671 9320
cell:  
+27 82 440 7790
email:  
michael.brown@mweb.co.za
url:  
www.controlloop.co.za

Core business offering: Training and consulting in process control loop optimisation.


Brown, M.L.
Chief Executive
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Section - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation
-Consulting
- Technical
-Education & training
- Instructor-led
- Onsite
-Performance monitoring
- Process/production
-Education & training
- Simulation for training
-Optimisation & efficiency
- Asset optimisation
- Maintenance optimisation
- Process/production modelling
- Simulation for optimisation
Section - Services & Systems
-System integration/consulting
- Other
- Process control
-Training (excluding supplier/product specific training)
Section - Test, Measurement & Calibration
-Loop optimisation analysers & software
News from Michael Brown Control Engineering:
Case History 174: The importance of setting up your controller properly
October 2020, Editor's Choice, Michael Brown Control Engineering

It always amazes me that so few people really understand the workings of their feedback controllers. I have met only a few who really understand the practicalities of control blocks.

Loop signatures: Case History 173
August 2020, Editor's Choice, Michael Brown Control Engineering

More control problems in a copper extraction plant.

Loop Signatures 2: The two classes of processes.
July 2020, Editor's Choice, Michael Brown Control Engineering

This article will discuss the two classes of processes called self-regulating and integrating (or ramping) processes. This subject is absolutely vital to regulatory control, but strangely is seldom taught ...

Case History 172: Interesting controls in a copper extraction plant.
June 2020, Editor's Choice, Michael Brown Control Engineering

In my 30 years devoted to optimising controls in industrial process plants in many countries, I thought that I had seen all the possible process dynamics that one would encounter. Imagine my surprise ...

Loop Signatures 1: Introduction to the Loop Problem Signatures series
May 2020, Editor's Choice, Michael Brown Control Engineering

Over the years I have had many requests to write a book giving more detailed explanations of some of the problems I have encountered in my work on practical loop optimisation. I am by nature and inclination ...

Case History 171: Instability in a metallurgical plant
March 2020, Editor's Choice, Michael Brown Control Engineering

I have written several articles about the unique problems I have encountered, specifically in the mining processing industry. This article is about some experiences in a mining operation where recently ...

Smart devices for Ex areas: Unbelievably simple mistakes that prevent control.
September 2019, Motion Control & Drives, Editor's Choice, Michael Brown Control Engineering

I am often astounded by finding really basic problems with controls in plants, which have operated that way for years. These problems are so basic that one can only wonder at how these controls could ...

Case History 167: Test your analytical capabilities
July 2019, Motion Control & Drives, Editor's Choice, Michael Brown Control Engineering

Answer to the question at the end of Case History 166 (www.instrumentation.co.za/8690r) In the last Case History article, I suggested you try and see what was not so good about a level control, which ...

Control loop question answered
June 2019, Editor's Choice, Michael Brown Control Engineering

Control loop expert Michael Brown recently received a question from reader, Hansell Williams. The question relates to applying neural network and machine learning concepts to plant automation and control. ...

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