Autonomous maintenance of advanced process control: application to an industrial depropanizer

H. Guidi, C.A. Larsson, Q.N. Tran, L. Ozkan, A.C.P.M. Backx

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Abstract

Although Model Predictive Control (MPC) has been widely accepted as a main technology for Advanced Process Control (APC) due to its ability of operating the system closely to the constraints, proper maintenance of MPC systems is still a challenge. Based on this observation, this research aims to develop an automated support strategy for the autonomous maintenance of MPC. In this work, re-tuning and re-identification components of the automated support strategy are considered as corrective action to retain the performance of the system after a change in the plant dynamics causes performance degradation. An industrial FT-depropanizer is used to test the implementation of these components. Results successfully show that an automated unified framework approach to MPC maintenance can successfully be used in further securing the economic leverage of MPC in industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuels and Petrochemicals Division 2014 - Core Programming Area at the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety
PublisherAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Pages923-932
Number of pages10
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9781634390736
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventFuels and Petrochemicals Division 2014 - Core Programming Area at the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 30 Mar 20143 Apr 2014

Conference

ConferenceFuels and Petrochemicals Division 2014 - Core Programming Area at the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period30/03/143/04/14

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    Guidi, H., Larsson, C. A., Tran, Q. N., Ozkan, L., & Backx, A. C. P. M. (2014). Autonomous maintenance of advanced process control: application to an industrial depropanizer. In Fuels and Petrochemicals Division 2014 - Core Programming Area at the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety (Vol. 2, pp. 923-932). American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).