June 2002

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HP Control: Moving beyond steady-state optimization

Process optimization is one of the fastest growing technologies in the automation industry because of its ability to tightly link a company's business and economic objectives to its ope..

Fiske, T., ARC Advisory Group

Process optimization is one of the fastest growing technologies in the automation industry because of its ability to tightly link a company's business and economic objectives to its operations. To date, most rigorous optimization implementations have been for design and operation of continuous processes using steady-state simulation and optimization. Unfortunately, the majority of industrial processes either do not operate at steady state or they have important transients between steady-state operating points. To optimize nonsteady-state processes, dynamic modeling tools are often used. This involves setting up and

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