In day to day operations, customers are experiencing the following challenges
The performance of the process depends on operator experience
Customers need to produce a consistent product quality at a minimum cost with ever changing feed stocks, ambient conditions, market conditions and a given set of process limits
Operators get extra administrative responsibilities, preventing them focusing on the unit operations
Customers that already have invested in APC systems need to keep these controllers running in an optimal way, also after process modifications like revamps.
The benefits of Advanced Process Control
Reduced process variations beyond what is possible with traditional PID control
More hands off operation. Under normal operating conditions, operators would not need to touch the process at all
Operate the plant always at the optimum. This can be at the maximum throughput, the lowest specific energy consumption, the point with the highest margins, or combinations of the above
Respect under all conditions the process limits.
What defines IPCOS Advanced Process Control?
Technology independent APC solutions. IPCOS delivers turnkey APC installations based on all common APC technologies on the market (DMCplus, DMC3, RMPCT, Profitsuite, SMOC, PACE, Simsci APC and off course our own INCA MPC)