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Feedforward Control Enables Flexible, Sustainable Manufacturing

The reduction in inventories, coupled with changing market demands and fluctuations in raw material and energy prices, requires a process plant to respond as fast as possible for optimum operation. In order to change production rates or product grades, flows need to change in concert throughout the plant. Feedback loops can eventually find the right […]

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How to Use Plant-Wide Feedforward for More Flexible and Efficient Production

The pressure to reduce inventories, coupled with changing market demands and fluctuations in raw material and energy prices, requires a process plant to be able to respond quickly to maintain optimum operation. To most efficiently support changes in production rate or product grade, flows must change in unison throughout the plant. Feedback loops cannot do […]

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How to Achieve Greater Manufacturing Efficiency With Online Process Metrics

I never have quite understood why every raw material, utility, vent, reactant, recycle, and reagent flow rate and total is not ratioed to the product flow rate and total for each unit operation. The operator screens should display flow ratios (e.g., kg/kg or lb/lb), cost ratios (e.g., Euros/kg or $/lb), production rate ratios (e.g., kg/hr […]

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