October 2014

Special Report: Process Control and Information Systems

Consider rapid new controller developments via adaptive process control

A new set of innovative technologies are having a significant impact on advanced process control (APC) methodology, applications development and sustainability.

Autuori, A., Eni; Lodolo, S., Calosi, M., Aspen Technology; Esposito, A., eni S.p.A. Refining and Marketing Division

A new set of innovative technologies are having a significant impact on advanced process control (APC) methodology, applications development and sustainability.a A traditional application pushes for full linear programming (LP) optimization that exploits all available degrees of freedom. A controller with such objectives may seek a new solution that provides only incremental benefit over the existing solution and the movement between nearly identical solutions may be exacerbated by model mismatch. Therefore, care is taken to identify quality models, and model predictive controllers do not tend to return benefits until late in the project when the application nears final commissioning. This

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