ControlSoft Signs Value-added Reseller Agreement with Optimo Group

ControlSoft is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Optimo Group, a consulting company providing industrial process control services, headquartered in Westfield, IN. Together, the two companies will be serving the process industries in the United States and Latin America.

Optimo Group is led by Fernando Otero, a process automation consultant and instructor and an ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP), with over 30 years of experience.  Fernando specializes in process control strategy design, process optimization, variability management, and advanced control, working with DCSs and PLCs in multiple industries, including power generation, oil and gas transmission, oil refining, pulp and paper, and chemical processing.

“We are excited to add Optimo Group’s wealth of experience in process control to the ControlSoft family as we look to expand our presence in the Latin America region,” said Joe Patella, General Manager of ControlSoft, Inc.

Both ControlSoft and Optimo Group have extensive expertise in process control and work closely with their customers to optimize their process performance, improve plant reliability, and increase bottom line performance.

About ControlSoft

Since 1985, ControlSoft has been a global provider of platform-independent process control software and engineered solutions. Our products and services are sought by prominent companies in leading industries. By maintaining a focus on improving plant availability, production efficiency, operational safety and environmental compliance, we continue to deliver world-class control solutions for our customers.

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Chet Mroz

Join Us at the Future Midstream Automation Summit

Our own Chet Mroz (General Manager, eSimulation, Inc.) will be facilitating a roundtable discussion on the optimization of the Midstream business at the 2019 Future Midstream Automation Summit on February 19, in Houston, TX.

Discussion topics will include:

  1. Optimization definition and midstream applications
  2. Optimization methods and software used (in maintenance and commercial/business functions)
  3. IIoT, Industrie 4.0, Digitization, Digitalization and Digital Transformation (in operations, engineering, maintenance, business and IT functions)
  4. Experiences with real-time optimization in the Midstream business

In the Energy and Chemical industry, there are many complex optimization decisions to be made due to the vast number of variables that can be controlled and the large quantity of disturbances and constraints. Identifying the true variables and constraints is in itself a deep art. Correlation-based models are used for optimization when accuracy is not as important as feasibility. While LP planning tools do not represent the plant accurately, they have been the planning tool of choice for decades because they make the planning problem easy to formulate and solve; inventory is used to make up for inaccuracies in their conclusions. However, sloppiness in accuracy comes at a cost – the actual optimum solution is likely worth a lot more – yields will be better, energy consumption lower and required inventory holdings will be decreased. Again, rigorous models used for optimization will find the best answer.

Join the roundtable discussion as we discuss which optimization practices should be implemented for the best economic outcome.