Kern, A.

Lin & Associates, Phoenix, Arizona

Allan Kern is a control engineering consultant with Lin & Associates Inc., where he is responsible for advanced process control, including XMC. He has 35 years of industrial process control experience and has authored numerous papers on a wide range of practical process automation solutions. He earned a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wyoming, and holds professional engineering licenses in chemical engineering and control systems engineering.

The history, and possible future, of model-less multivariable control

Kern, A., Lin & Associates

Terms such as “model-less,” “small-matrix” and “operational” do not, as yet, evoke the same excitement that accompanied the historic arrival of model-based predictive multivariable control three decades ago.