Process industry has become more market driven. An increasing number of product grades have to be produced within tight specifications and against competitive prices using an increasing variation in input quality of feedstock material. Difficulties of production units to adapt to this demand lead to unnecessary resource usage, waste production and energy usage. INCOOP is an RTD project aiming at strongly increasing flexibility (e.g. fast and cost effective changeovers) and efficiency (towards the physical and chemical optima) of process plants. This will be done by setting the first important steps towards the control and optimisation technology of the future. RTD on two industrial benchmark processes (models) should lead to guiding principles for the systematic development of hybrid models and techniques to reduce the complexity of hybrid models in order to derive approximate models suitable for non-linear controllers and dynamic optimisers. Further RTD work will be done to develop dynamic optimisation algorithms, non-linear MPC and data-reconciliation techniques.
1. Prototype software tools that support or perform the aforementioned tasks. 2. Demonstration of the techniques:
- Simulations of industrial processes;
-First field test applications to real production processes at end-user sites.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
2600 AA Delft
5600 MB Eindhoven
TS2 1PT Meddlesbrough
1031 CM Amsterdam