Optimize / Advanced Process Control

Stuck in your everyday routine? Try increasing efficiency of your plant with these 5 steps!

Stuck in your everyday routine? Try increasing efficiency of your plant with these 5 steps! Guideline for preparation of APC project or other control improvement project

The integrated control and process optimization approach is a means for identifying areas and bottlenecks where advanced control and optimization technology can have an effect on the process revenue. 
Prior to any benchmarking analysis or changes in control, detailed plant auditing involving process, control and management objectives should be carried out. 

These 5 steps are describing the way towards process optimization:

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Distillation column: minimizing energy requirements with APC

Distillation column: minimizing energy requirements with APC Steps in application of APC on propane-propylene column

The distillation process of propane-propylene, one of a difficult separation processes and a major consumer of energy, has been improved in practice on commercial plant by advanced process control including experimental plant tests, mathematical model identification and multivariable controller design and implementation. 

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Advanced process control: a history overview

Advanced process control: a history overview How APC has been developing over the last decades

Model predictive control algorithm is the heart of traditional advanced process control applications. It has been the decades now of its continuing industry implementations, bringing millions of dollars benefits to industries all over the world. 

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Overview of dynamic optimizing controllers

Overview of dynamic optimizing controllers APC characteristics

The model-based control strategy that has been most widely applied in the process industries is model predictive control (MPC). It is a general method that is especially well suited for difficult multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) control problems where there are significant interactions between the manipulated inputs and the controlled outputs. 

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