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Published: Kem. Ind. 64 (1-2) (2015) 39−48
Paper reference number: KUI-10/2014
Paper type: Professional paper
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Advanced Process Control Application and Optimization in Industrial Facilities

S. Howes, I. Mohler and N. Bolf


This paper describes application of the new method and tool for system identification and PID tuning/advanced process control (APC) optimization using the new 3G (geometric, gradient, gravity) optimization method. It helps to design and implement control schemes directly inside the distributed control system (DCS) or programmable logic controller (PLC). Also, the algorithm helps to identify process dynamics in closed-loop mode, optimizes controller parameters, and helps to develop adaptive control and model-based control (MBC). Application of the new 3G algorithm for designing and implementing APC schemes is presented. Optimization of primary and advanced control schemes stabilizes the process and allows the plant to run closer to process, equipment and economic constraints. This increases production rates, minimizes operating costs and improves product quality.

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system identification, controller tuning and optimization, advanced process control, model based control