Title: DCS implementation of optimal operational policies: a crystallisation case study

Authors: Ali Abbas, Jose A. Romagnoli

Addresses: School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. ' Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA

Abstract: This work features the integrated utilisation of various technologies including advanced modelling software (both off-line and real time), model-predictive control and distributed computer control technology in a collective environment. The outcome will be a structured framework for the optimal control of generic and complex batch recipe-driven processes. This framework is general and well suited for application to any particulate process. The design from a holistic point of view of a multilayer architecture for the advanced control of a batch cooling crystallisation pilot facility is described.

Keywords: distributed control systems; DCS; model predictive control; modelling; inferential; batch processing; crystallisation; particulate processes; advanced operation; optimal control; batch cooling; industrial automation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2006.009393

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2006 Vol.25 No.4, pp.198 - 208

Published online: 28 Mar 2006 *

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