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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.
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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)

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ABB AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

ABB AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 286 275,24

ABB SPZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 224 137,44

ACCIAI SPECIALI TERNI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 224 137,44

BASF SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 160 404,80

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 572 550,48

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

Partners (4)

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CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

INEOS KOLN GMBH

PETROLEOS DEL NORTE SA

EQUINOR ASA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 675215

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 629 764,44

  • EU contribution

    € 3 629 764,44

Coordinated by:

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom