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PRONTO: PROcess NeTwork Optimization for efficient and sustainable operation of Europe’s process industries taking machinery condition and process performance into account.

Objective

The typical lifetime of an industrial process plant is between 30 and 50 years. Technologies to enhance the operation and optimization of process plants can both guide the development of new state-of-the-art process plants and, perhaps more pertinently, can ensure that the large installed base of existing plants operates efficiently. The PRONTO Consortium partners are strongly convinced that for Europe to stay competitive, the overriding challenge is the efficient and sustainable operation of assets already installed and running at the present time.

Production involves flows of material and energy over an extended area through the distributed and interconnected equipment of the process network. Process plants also generate complex information from disparate sources in the form of measurements from the process, mechanical and electrical sub-systems, and elsewhere. Efficient and sustainable operation of assets over a timescale of 30-50 years therefore requires sophisticated approaches for managing information and managing resources to ensure optimal operation.

The research topics of PRONTO are (i) data analytics for assessment of the condition and performance of networks of equipment used for production in the process industries, (ii) optimization of use of resources in process networks taking account of real-time information about the condition and performance of the process equipment, and (iii) new concepts for process operation identified as having high potential for impact by industrial partners.

The consortium partners include leading universities and well-known companies with high reputations for innovation. The consortium offers the early stage researchers training under the European Industrial Doctorate scheme by involving the non-academic sector extensively in joint supervision of the doctoral training with a strong emphasis on industrially-relevant PhD projects leading to practical demonstrations.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 659 458,84

Participants (10)

ABB AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Kallstadter Strasse 1
68309 Mannheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ABB AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 286 275,24
Address
Bergerveien 12
1396 Billingstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ABB SPZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 224 137,44
Address
Ul.zeganska 1
04 713 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACCIAI SPECIALI TERNI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Viale Benedetto Brin 218
05100 Terni
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 224 137,44
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 160 404,80
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 572 550,48
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8 Palacio De Santa Cruz
47002 Valladolid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Forbes Avenue 5000
15213 Pittsburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INEOS KOLN GMBH
Germany
Address
Alte Strasse 201
50769 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PETROLEOS DEL NORTE SA
Spain
Address
Calle San Martin 5
48550 Muskiz Vizcaya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EQUINOR ASA
Norway
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)