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­Publications

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Falconeer™ IV Process P­erforma­nce Solution Benefits
Falconeer Technologies LLC and Advanced Control & Systems Inc., Fall 2011

Start-Ups Do Not Have To Be Difficult
Michel Ruel, ISA Automation Week Conference, Green Bay, WI, USA, October 2011

How to Combat Process Disturbances and Interactions
Henri A. (Hank) Brittain, Ph.D. and Jean-François Dubé, P.Eng., BBA - Top Control Inc., ISA Automation Week Conference, Green Bay, WI, USA, October 2011 

Closed Loop Tuning VS Open Loop Tuning: Tuning all your loops while the process is running is now possible
Michel Ruel, Montreal, Qc Paptac, Feb 2010

Tracking Performance After Optimizing a Deinked Plant
Michel Ruel, Qc Paptac, Feb 2010

Best Practices for Managing Control Loop Performance - Roadmap to Success
Chris McNabb, Matrikon Inc, Michel Ruel, Sudbury ON, CA COM 2009

Closed Loop Tuning: Methodology, Tools, Benefits and Common Mistakes
David Dewey, Great Salt Lake Minerals Corp, Hank Brittain, Michel Ruel, ISA 2009

Best Practices for Monitoring your PID Loops - The Key to Optimizing Control Assets
Rohit S. Patwardhan, Michel Ruel, Houston, TX, Octobre ISA 2008

Optimize Your Process Using Normal Operation Data
Dr. Henri Brittain & Michel Ruel

Best Practices for Managing Control Loop Performance - Roadmap to Success
Chris McNabb Matrikon and Michel Ruel Top Control - Paptac 2009

An Economic Model of a Steam Plant for Decision Making
Michel Ruel - Paptac 2009

Process Control and Profitability
Michel Ruel ISA Hamilton EXPO March 18 2008

Managing Assets with Modern Tools at White Birch Paper
Eric Tremblay White Birch Paper, Michel Ruel Top Control Inc.

Optimize Your Process Using Normal Operation Data,
Michel Ruel & Dr Henri, A Brittain, October 2008

Turning Data into Knowledge
Michel Ruel, Pulp & Paper Canada, October 2008

Lime Kiln Control Using Simple Advanced PID Control
Serge Naud & Martin Emond

Managing Combustibles and Operations Using Real-Time Data
Martin Emond, ISA POWID Conference, Phoenix, AZ, June 10, 2008

A Safe Plant Where Operators Are Not Overwhelmed By Alarms - Is That Possible?
Michael Marvan and Michel Ruel, PAPTAC, Montreal, QC, February 6, 2008

Data Collaboration
Pablo Asiron and Jean-François Dubé, PAPTAC, Montreal, QC, February 6, 2008

Managing Assets Using Performance Supervision
Michel Ruel, CU, Toronto, ON, August 28, 2007

Asset Performance Management at Quebec Cartier
Claude Gosselin and Michel Ruel, IFAC, Quebec, QC, August 22, 2007

Exploiting Process Historian Data to Improve Process Performance
Michel Ruel, ISA Conference, Houston, TX, October 3, 2007

How to Tame Unruly Ramp Function Behavior
Martin Emond, Control Design, July 7, 2006

Performance & Benchmarking
Michel Ruel, ProcessWEST, June 2006

Performance and Optimization - An Economic Point of View
Michel Ruel, ISA, Chicago, 2005

Performance Supervision Part 1
Michel Ruel, IPP&T, September 2005

Performance Supervision Part 2
Michel Ruel, IPP&T, October 2005

Identifying Poor Performers While the Process is Running
Michel Ruel, ISA, Houston, 2004

New Performance Monitoring Software Cutting Edge Technologies
Jean-Guy Lagace, Serge Naud, and Martin Emond, Pulp and Paper, May 2004

Fast Methods For Slow Loop: Tune Your Temperature Controls in 15 Minutes
Michel Ruel, ISA EXPO, 2003

Key Performance Index
Michel Ruel, ISA EXPO, 2003

Performance Assessment for Management
Hank Brittain, ISA EXPO, 2003

Optimization of a Critical Level Loop
Michel Ruel and John Gerry, Control solutions, November 2002

Eliminating Cycling: A tutorial on Variability Reduction
Michel Ruel, ISA, Chicago, 2002

Learn How to Assess and Improve Process Performance
Michel Ruel, ISA, Chicago, 2002

Process Optimization, An Economic Point of View
Michel Ruel, ISA, Chicago, 2002

Paper Machine Optimization
Michel Ruel, PAPTAC, Montreal, January 31, 2001

One Size Does Not Fit All
George Buckbee, ISA, Houston, 2001

Poster Session - Achieving Huge ROI Through Controller Tuning and Optimization
George Buckbee, ISA, Houston, 2001

Poster Session - Consistently Controlling Consistency
George Buckbee and Jim Swantz, ISA, Houston, 2001

Process Optimization, More Than Loop Tuning
Article featured in the Logger (Pulp & Paper Industry Division Newsletter), 2001

PID Tuning and Process Optimization Increased Performance and Efficiency of a Paper Machine
Michel Ruel, ISA, New-Orleans, 2000

A Simple Method to Determine Control Valve Performance and its Impacts on Control Loop Performance
Michel Ruel, Chem 2000 Houston, June 7, 2000

Analyze & Optimize your Processes Through your HMIs
Michel Ruel, Intellution Forum, Boston, June 2000

Loop Optimization: Before You Tune - Troubleshooting - How to Tune a Loop
Michel Ruel, Control Magazine, March/April/May 1999

Power Spectrum Solves A Paper Mill Problem
Michel Ruel and John Gerry, Intech, August 1998

Importance of Control Valves
Michel Ruel, CVC Seminar, 1997

PID Tuning and Process Optimization Increased Performance and Efficiency of a Paper Machine
Article featured on AsiaPaperMarkets.com 1997(www.AsiaPaperMarkets.com)

Presentations

Benefits of Control Optimization - Roundtable Discussion
George Buckbee

Combating Stiction
Michel Ruel

One Size Does Not Fit All
George Buckbee

Process Optimization
Michel Ruel

Tutorial on Tuning Multi-Loop Systems
George Buckbee

­­Valve Diagnosis Identifies Process Problems
Michel Ruel

Roadmap To Optimize Process Control Performance
Michel Ruel, Matrikon Summit, Chicago, IL, May 7, 2007

Bottom line Automation
Michel Ruel, Matrikon Summit, Chicago, IL, May 8, 2007

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