March 2009

Operator Training/Management

From dynamic 'mysterious' control to dynamic 'manageable' control

Instructional design strategies and delivery methods for bridging the DMC chasm

Ranade, S. M., Torres, E., RWD Technologies LLC

Dynamic matrix control (DMC) is a type of model-based process control (MPC) that uses an explicit plant model derived from plant tests. It has been over 25 years since information about the first industrial applications of DMC appeared in the open literature. Since then, hundreds of papers and many books have been published on the topic of MPC or model predictive control (MPC). Every new edition of all process control books typically has a chapter devoted to MPC. DMC experts and some plant process control engineers and operators involved in the entire implementation cycle of a DMC project seem to be comfortable with the technology. However, typical responses we get from board operators (wh

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