Change comes to the Chemical Industry
The Chemicals industry is expansive and distinguishable by the widespread application of batch production processes. Chemical manufacturing can present challenges for traditional PID-based control as the various stages of batch production typically involve different and often opposing control objectives. Indeed the goal of a rapid ramp during start-up is generally at odds with subsequent phases.
With careful consideration the PID controller has proven a highly effective and reliable tool for automating Chemical manufacturing. When equipped with appropriate technologies for monitoring, analyzing and optimizing PID-based regulatory control systems, Chemical producers can both reduce the cycle time and improve the consistency of their day-to-day operations.
Leading Chemicals manufacturers utilize our technologies to improve their semi-continuous and batch operations. While most process engineers are experts in their field they benefit from technologies that provide timely insights and that simplify advanced analysis of their process’ performance. With our deep domain knowledge of PID-based regulatory control and portfolio of innovative technologies, we’ve become a trusted partner to many leading Chemicals companies. Following are specific areas where Control Station can contribute to improve plant performance.
Chemical manufacturers are known for using process data to gain a better understanding of challenging process dynamics. With its ability to proactively identify and isolate mechanical, interaction and tuning issues, PlantESP equips production staff with valuable details along with the advance warning they need to maintain optimal production levels.
While many industry practitioners are skilled at manual controller tuning, innovations in PID tuning software can now make everyone an expert. LOOP-PRO is industrial-grade technology that’s capable of handling your plants highly variable process conditions. It makes the tuning process faster and more consistent which are keys to success in chemical manufacturing.
Regular tuning of PID controllers has been proven to improve plant performance, but for many in the chemical industry control loop tuning is a hit-or-miss proposition especially during start-up. We’re experts in PID control and can share a simple, repeatable method for optimizing loop performance during each phase of production.
What Customers Say
LOOP-PRO has demonstrated unique value especially in terms of optimizing the performance of batch systems. We’ve successfully used [it] to model and tune complex processes such as the temperature of batch reactors. The software’s ability to accurately model non-steady state process data has proven to be highly effective.