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Use advanced process control to add value for your facility

06.01.2011  |  Di Nello, R.,  Honeywell Process Solutions, Phoenix, Arizona

Optimization programs deliver benefits to existing and new plants

Keywords: [process control] [controller] [control loops] [tuning] [model-based controller]

Advanced process control (APC) has been an evolving field of study since the 1950s. The hardware platforms and algorithmic software that form the foundation of this field have changed throughout the years. But the goal of APC has remained the same: to improve the economic and operating performance of a process unit. APC has become increasingly important in improving the competitive position of a processing unit, a plant and even a company within a crowded marketplace.

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