WIT Press

AUTOMATIC SYNTHESIS OF CONTROL STEPS IN BATCH PROCESS OPERATIONS

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI960521

Volume

16

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

62 kb

Author(s)

B.G. Wang, X. XU, A.R. Wright and A.J. Morris

Abstract

AUTOMATIC SYNTHESIS OF CONTROL STEPS IN BATCH PROCESS OPERATIONS B. G. Wang11, X. XU1, A. R. Wright2 and A. J. Morris3 1. Dept. of Chem. Eng., Tianjin University, 300072, P. R. China Email: xexu@tju.edu.cn 2. BatchCAD Ltd, St Thomas Street Stables, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LE, UK 3. Dept. of Chem. and Process Eng., University of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK ABSTRACT: In general, a batch chemical plant is used to produce multiple products and its key characteristics is flexibility. The flexibility means that the same processing equipment units may be employed to produce different products or the same product may be produced in different processing equipment units. In order to produce a desired product, the processing requirements specified in the product recipe must be converted to a set of control steps or operating procedures. In practice, this kind of tedious and time-consuming work is done by the process engineers based on their experience. A three-step synthesis strategy for the auto

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