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Cooperative Distributed Control: Model Predictive Control for the Industrial Internet of Things

Date From: 20 March 2018
Location: Webinar
Description: The webinar will cover the technical detail of Cooperative Distributed Control, advantages it holds over traditional approaches to process control, and several real-world applications.
Event Type: Webinar
Venue: Online

Time: 09:00-10:00 GMT
Organiser: Process Management & Control Special Interest Group

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Cooperative Distributed Model Predictive Control (MPC) is receiving significant attention as a major next generation MPC technology and potential key component in unlocking the potential of the Industrial Internet of Things. Cooperative Distributed Control enables a distributed network of cooperating controllers to collaborate towards a common objective without use of a centralised coordinator or optimiser. In addition to presenting a simple, modular route to plant-wide control and optimisation, the exciting potential is as a general approach to distributed MPC application within an IIoT framework.

Presented by Patrick Thorpe of Spiro Control Ltd, this webinar will cover the technical detail of Cooperative Distributed Control, advantages it holds over traditional approaches to process control, and several real-world applications.

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Speaker

Patrick Thorpe has a career that spans more than 25 years working in industrial process control with a focus on regulatory and model predictive control. Having trained as an application engineer with Exxon Chemical, Patrick has gone on to be the founder of Spiro Control; a UK SME specialising in advanced analytics and control solutions. His experience also includes holding a leading role in product development at Predictive Control, working as an advisor with Aspen Technology, and co-founding the specialist APC company Aptitude (now part of IPCOS). Patrick holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University. Particularly relevant to this webinar is Patrick’s long held interest in developing tools and algorithms to support the control engineer as well as propagating the benefits of advanced control to a wider range of industries.

Format

A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.
Duration (for CPD recording purposes): up to one hour.

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The presentation will be delivered via GoToWebinar®. 
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You are advised to join the webinar at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

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This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend, but if you wish to access the slides and a recording to replay on demand then you'll need to be a member of the Process Management & Control Special Interest Group.
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