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Presenter: Bikash Bindu Das 2014

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APC project overview


project Definition and Scope Preliminary Design

Preliminar y plant test

Plant step test

Detailed design and analysis

commissioning

Sustained performance Fig-1: APC project overview

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Outlines
What is DMCplus?
APC project overview Using DMCplus model

Using DMCplus build


Using DMCplus simulate Open loop prediction Steady state optimization Dynamic control

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Advanced process control (APC)


It is supervisory multiple control
Controls multiple controlled variables (CV) by changing multiple manipulated

variables (MV) Offers 3-5% in unit profitability Maximize feed and product Minimize utilities Reduce product quality variation by ~50%

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Aspen DMCplus
Dynamic matrix controller (DMC) is an Aspen APC product The characteristics of DMCplus are
Multivariable Model predictive Constrained optimizing

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APC project overview


project Definition and Scope Preliminary Design

Preliminar y plant test

Plant step test

Detailed design and analysis

commissioning

Sustained performance Fig-1: APC project overview

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APC project overview


Project definition and scope team for the project Objective of the project A rough estimation of cost and a rough schedule for the project

Project definition and scope

Collect as much as information possible for the process Meet control engineer, process engineer and operating personnel who knows about

the process very well Decide independent and dependent variable for the process and settling time, controller execution interval and number of model coefficients.
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APC project overview


Preliminary plant test Install necessary online software before plant step test Check for deficiency of all instruments and valves Setup data collection and create an initial seed model Plant step test Make more moves in independent variables Observe and collect the dependent variable response data Update the model with these collected data until no additional improve in model is observed Possible step testing methods are manual step test, automated single-test step test, automated multi-step step test
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APC project overview


Detailed design and analysis Create the control model file (MDL file) Create the controller configuration file by using the MDL file (CCF file) Do offline tuning by using DMCplus simulate (PSM file) Commissioning Complete the operator training Deploy the controller Do some online tuning Assure that the controller performs in a safe and consistent manner
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APC project overview


Sustained performance In order to make benefits from the controller keep the controller running Keep the controller up to date

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Model identification
Aspen DMCplus support two types of model identification method Finite Impulse Response (FIR)

Easy to use Does not require a deep process knowledge Multiple time to steady state can be selected and by observing the smooth and unsmooth curve drift exact time to steady state can be evaluated Smoothing factor parameter is only available in this technique For ramp variable, not a suitable technique

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Model identification
Subspace identification Difficult to use Requires a deep process knowledge Stable model and better model gain can be achieved Many pre-processing parameter options are available for noise removal Ideal to keep the value of the parameters as default unless requires any change Suitable techniques for ramp variable

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Purpose of the Program


The Aspen Utility Planner: Is a tool based on managing and optimizing energy and utilities usage. Aims to provide users with in-depth analysis of available utility options. Can provide a schedule with correct blend between the purchasing and producing utilities to minimise costs. Satisfies operational requirements while at the same time achieving business objectives at lowest cost.

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Areas of Application
Three main areas of application: 1. Online operational advice system to optimize the utilities plant operation. 2. Tactical and strategic advice system to improve on utilities plant planning. 3. Plan vs. Actual management system for utilities consumers to allow tracking and evaluation of actual performance compared to target performance.

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Features
Structured Layout. Simple flowsheet construction

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Features
Built on equation oriented

structure. For solving: No. of Free variables = No. of equations Know as square system.

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Features

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Summary
Program has understandable and structured layout.
Software posses the ability to reconfigure and estimate different scenarios. Software has the ability to take into account operational, economic and

environmental constraints to develop optimum utilities production plan.

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Thank you

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