We experimented with other tuning software packages to see if they could accurately model our batch dynamics. In order for the tools to work properly, they required us to settle out our process and conduct bump tests starting from a steady state. In the world of batch processes, that requirement is simply not realistic and it forced us to control the process manually.
LOOP-PRO was the only tuning package that could handle the dynamic characteristics of our batch processes. It’s a highly intuitive technology, and we’ve successfully used it to model and tune several of our plant’s batch reactors. The software’s ability to accurately model non-steady state process data is exceptional and has allowed us to dramatically reduce production cycle times.
John Gaines – Senior Controls Engineer