Run you plant in full automatic mode closer to the constraints
Optimal base layer control starts with a good control design. First bring process and control know-how together in the best control design for your plant. Then tune all the PID loops such that every single loop in your plant is in auto mode and keeps all your process parameters at the desired setpoint 24/7. This will result in less operator interventions, less alarms, more stable operation and more benefits.
Reduce process variations
Optimal base layer control means less variations of temperatures, pressures, flows and levels. This will result in less alarms.
Higher automation level: more safety
More and better automatic control result in less operator interventions, less operator stress and a reduction of the human errors. This will increase plant safety.
Reduced emissions due to optimal control
With optimal base layer controls it is possible to reduce the excess air in furnaces, reduce the over consumption of energy. This has a significant impact on emissions.
Benefits by designing a reformer duty controller and applying optimal tuning.
Annual savings at with optimal base layer control on a visbreaker
Variability reduction with PID control design and tuning
Average payback times for base layer control projects
Advanced Process Control
APC systems maintain your operation at the optimal operating point. APC improves product yield, maximizes throughput, increases your plant’s efficiency under varying feedstock quality and operating conditions.
Benchmark your alarm situation and then develop an alarm management philosophy document tailored from best-practice templates with buy-in from process engineers, operators, and controls staff.
Generate benefits on top of an advanced process control application, by capturing the non-linearities of the process and determining the most optimal operating point, in closed loop.
Build by process control engineers for engineers in the industry. INCATOOLS has all you need to tune ALL your loops. INCATOOLS has all the tools to build a complete MPC system and maintain it for many years.