For an APC package to be successful the regulatory control system (PID feedback and feedforward loops) needs to be optimized. Testing a control system with the proven Protuner testing methodology will not only determine optimum tuning parameters it will identify equipment and control strategy problems. Once the problems are identified as part of the tuning procedure they can be in most cases easily fixed as part of the optimization process. Optimized regulatory control and APC can dramatically increase quality and bottom line profits.
Despite the increase in worldwide demand for all types of chemicals, rising costs and more demanding customers are putting the pressure on the profitability of many chemical manufacturers. These pressures are compounded by the increased breadth of product categories, which are forcing companies to dedicate increasing amount of resources to maintain market share and profitability. The Protuner32 Control System Analyzer now in its seventh generation has been used by the chemical industry to optimize the regulatory almost every type unit operation including distillation, fluid transport, heat and mass transfer, evaporation, extraction, drying, crystallization, filtration, mixing, size separation, crushing and grinding, and conveying to name a few.
APC is being used more extensively than ever to minimize energy usage and maximize throughput.
Chemical & Petrochemical
"Optimization of Regulatory Control Systems"