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Allan Kern

Allan Kern

Allan Kern, PE, has 35 years of process control experience. He has authored numerous papers on topics ranging from field instrumentation, safety systems, and loop tuning to multivariable control, inferential control, and expert systems. From 2001 to 2008, Allan served as automation leader at a major Middle Eastern refinery, where his responsibilities included deployment and performance of multivariable control systems. Since 2005, Kern has published more than a dozen papers on multivariable control performance. In 2012, he became an independent process control consultant serving clients worldwide.

Recent Posts:

What Are the Benefits and Limitations of Multivariable Control?

Multivariable control has become an enigma. On one hand, it is logically the centerpiece of process ...
Allan Kern Jan 30, 2019 10:42:31 AM

Engineers Skilled in Control System Support May Be Weak in Operation Support

In operating plants, process engineers, also known as production or operation engineers, are usually...
Allan Kern Apr 20, 2016 10:42:07 AM

Multivariable Control Performance: A Case for Model-less Control

Multivariable control is usually thought of as a product of the computer age, but multivariable cont...
Allan Kern Mar 2, 2015 10:42:59 AM

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