This white paper explains in detail the INCA AptiTune (Go) work flow, highlighting all the key functions of both platforms and showing
with real examples how IPCOS’ customers and engineers have ben
Viewpoint article on PID control written by Sam Dhaliwal in "The Chemical Engineer" IchemE October 2017
Tuning level controllers can be a challenging task. When you have identified a proper ramp model, this this task becomes much easier when using Aptitune.
The LGO pump-around flow of a crude distillation tower is under consideration in this case study.
The success of PID schemes lies in the simplicity. However, there is one key disadvantage of the PID concept, namely
that it is very difficult to optimize PID loops that interact with each other.
IPCOS played major role in developing and implementing exception based surveillance solutions for a supermajor client concentrating on highlighting real-time liquid loading behaviour in gas wel
IPCOS supported an international supermajor implementing a state-of-the-art integrated production model, along with workflows designed for optimizing ESP operations, with a particular focus on power s
Control Base layer redesign and tuning of a waste incinerator including the steam generators and steam network.
Based on a case of a benefit study for an ammonia and methanol plant the complete study approach is explained.
Fixing oscillation of desuperheating temperature controller resulting in significant increase in electricity production.
One shot cascading (master-slave) loop tuning on an NGL plant.
Tuning of expander inlet pressure with AptiTune. This is a 3x3 interacting loop case.
Advanced process control was implemented on a Naphtha Splitter Column, as part of a crude distillation unit.
Optimization of Urea plants with Sirius@Max in collaboration with Stamicarbon.
Implementation of an MPC system on the urea plant of Yara Brunsbuttel (Germany).
An MPC was implemented on the Main Fractionator column, a Vacuum Fractionator column.
Tuning of a fuel gas pressure controller which caused disturbances in the whole refinery.
This general paper focuses on the application of APC on distillation towers. A case study of the INCA environment applied to a distillation tower is presented.
An accurate model can easily be identified with the help of the 3-point ramp identification method in AptiTune. The identified model is further used in AptiTune to get one shot tuning parameters.
Tuning of the interactive 'Feed Flow' and 'Downstream Pressure' controllers at a NGL Recovery Gas plants in the UAE.
Tuning of all important PID controllers in a fluidized bed steam generator
An MPC application was installed in a VDU to maximize the VGO production while keeping its cloud point at specification and keeping the process parameters in the desired operational window.
The depropaniser column is part of a series of fractionating units for the FCC unit. The scope of APC implementation was to control the top temperature and bottom quality.
IPCOS conducted an audit and optimized the base control layer to improve production uptime and processing stability at Al-Khafji Joint Operations (KJO) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
PID is still the most widespread control strategy in the process industry. An optimally tuned PID controller brings safety, stability and better process performance. IPCOS’ PID tuning training cou
Tuning of interacting top pressure and temperature loops on a distillation column
IPCOS supported research and development of an asset-wide optimization platform to allow for maximization of condensate volumes whilst respecting gas quality and water handling constraints.
IPCOS supported an international supermajor implementing a fit for purpose gas well performance analysis platform with a particular focus on using pressure build up data.
IPCOS worked with TNO on implementing a real-time monitoring application for asphalthene deposits and an associated optimization workflow using an off the shelve digital oilfield platform.
The goal is to control an average weighted bed temperature, since this is directly related to the reaction efficiency and product composition
Turning process measurements like temperatures, pressures and flows into online calculated quality measurements provides a very efficient and low cost way of getting a better grip on the quality of yo
Advanced Process Control (APC) or Model Predictive Control (MPC) is widely used throughout the process industry to maximize the performance of plants, delivering higher throughput at improved efficie
INCA AptiTune specializes in the tuning of PID loops in complex processes where interactions between the various PID loops are significant. Interactive loops can cause the tuning on one PID loop to ch
A majority of control engineers in the industry is still doing PID tuning by “trial and error”, based on experience. This inevitably leads to inconsistent and sub-optimal results.
INCA PID Tune
PID Tuning, PID Consultancy and Alarm management Services all contribute to more stable and reliable plant operation. IPCOS' in-depth process knowledge and experience in optimizing base layer control
A furnace duty controller controlling an average temp. was designed based on a three-layered cascade configuration: Temp. to burner gas flow, burner gas flow to press., and finally press. to valve.
A full-fledged APC application was implemented on a refinery Crude Distillation Unit.
An APC configuration was implemented on Co-Generation Boiler, Steam
Turbines and auxiliary boilers, to minimize Fuel Consumption and optimise both Steam production & Power Generation.
This paper describes the application of Advanced Process Control (APC) with INCA Model Predictive Control (MPC) technology to a Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) granulation process.
Why rely on IPCOS every time to tweak your PID and APC solution? IPCOS provides trainings, so your team can take off on its own.
Despite successful delivery of the technology and adequate training provided during the initial project phase, the departure of key individuals or sudden changes in the production environment may trig
For IPCOS, the Digital Oilfield implementation phase is not only the deployment of the developed and configured solution, it is the best opportunity for deeply embedding the solution into your day-to-
At IPCOS, we specialize in understanding your key engineering challenges, and propose fit for purpose solutions, exploiting the best in class technology in the market. We believe that the only way to
Success and failure of Digital Oilfield projects is mainly determined at an early stage, and usually before the implementation of the actual systems. Accurately capturing the needs of the business and
Whether you’re looking for consultancy on your in-house APC activities, or a fully outsourced APC project: IPCOS’ technology-independent services for Advanced Process Control projects will ensure
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