My name is Mark Evans and this website is my personal space for putting in the public domain the aspects of control engineering that interest me or sharing points I want to make on control engineering.
I obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering back in 1987. I had set out to be a “normal chemical engineer” butI got into process control line because my industrial placement was with Honeywell UK and I found that I really enjoyed it. That year with Honeywell changed my whole direction. Since then I have worked for Peabody Holmes, Honeywell, Cytek Projects, Merrydown Controlware (my own company) and BP Petrochemicals. While freelancing I worked for both Yokogawa UK and BP.
So you can see I am not a "proper control engineer”. The only education I haven the subject is the rudimentary stuff included as part of my chemical engineering degree plus the odd course on control engineering specifics. I have read several control engineering books and done some study. I have also been fortunate to work with control engineers that were able to pass on their skills and I have had lots of opportunities to apply these myself. These last two points are probably the best and most influential on my ability now.
Please have a good browse around and comment via the associated Facebook website - I appreciate all constructive feedback. If you need a few starting articles then here is a selection;