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Integrated process unit control and plantwide optimisation

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BAYER AG
Address
Building E41
51368 Leverkusen
Germany

Participants (6)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
52064 Aachen
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan 134
2600 AA Delft
EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Den Dolech 2
5600 MB Eindhoven
IPCOS TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
Address
Bosscheweg 145 A
5282 WV Boxtel
MDC TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Stratforth Road Riverside Park
TS2 1PT Meddlesbrough
SHELL INTERNATIONAL CHEMICALS BV.
Netherlands
Address
Badhuisweg 3
1031 CM Amsterdam