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Process Control and Automation

It’s time to aim for the “highest degree of consistency”.


Capacitance, Automation, PLC, Vortex, RTD, Actuator, VFD


Sustained success outgrew your current capacity to produce without overtaxing your work force, and your ability to achieve the highest degree of consistency is in jeopardy. One possible avenue is through automation. Process Control and Automation is a wide reaching topic, but it is important to understand the key elements and how they can be applied to your brewery in a systematic manner in order to incrementally increase the level of automation over time.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the elements of process control and automation
  • Describe why process control and automation is needed
  • Explain the different types automation components
  • Explain the difference between batch and continuous control
  • Describe automation master planning

Lecture developed by

Matt Harris

Matt is a highly solutions focused and action oriented manufacturing leader with an Engineering (Chemical) background and over 5 years´ experience in a number of production and project leadership roles. He led the design and delivery of AU$39M of capital works, led a team of operators to sustained high performance including over AU$700K in functional and waste savings, as well as helping grow the business of a new craft brewery. Matt excels in: developing improvement strategies and implementation plans, production scheduling and process change management, leading and facilitating structured problem solving, building capability through coaching and developing team members and leading multi-disciplinary capital project teams (including contract negotiation & budget control).

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Lecture Duration (Narration)
42 minutes

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42 minutes

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