Low-cost advanced process control project captures energy savings in utilities area
This low-cost project resulted in over $300,000 per year in benefits
The rise in energy prices presents new challenges to the
manufacturing facility profitability. The hydrocarbon and
chemical processing industry is particularly affected due to
the large amount of energy required to operate these facilities. While advanced process
control (APC) has been widely applied over the past several
decades to the process units of these industries, the utilities
area has received relatively little attention due to the lower
potential for benefits. Today's high energy prices, and the
pressure to reduce emissions, are making APC projects in the
utilities area much more attractive and necessary to stay
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