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Improve APC uptime using analyzers with predictive models

02.01.2001  |  Brooks, K. S.,  Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions, Johannesburg, South AfricaBurston, A.,  Sasol Technology, Secunda, South AfricaDreyer, R.,  Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions, Johannesburg, South Africa

This hybrid approach reduced payback time by about 10%


As part of an advanced process control (APC) scheme, online analyzers may help you operate against your specification and so maximize profit. But what do you do when your analyzer misbehaves? Must you then operate conservatively and lose out on yield?

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