• Industrial sized cement mill, cement production.
    Advanced Process Control & Optimization

    Advanced Process Control & Optimization

    Cement facility at dusk, cement production.

    Challenges


    When basic control solutions are simply not enough

    Complex energy and resource-intensive processes like cement production require sophisticated control solutions that can maximize efficiency and optimize consumption of energy and chemicals, even in the most challenging conditions.

    • Solution

      Advanced Process Control (APC) is a software tool that collects information from the process and field devices (via supervisory, historian, and control systems) and then applies the right control strategy according to process requirements to determine optimized set points for the most efficient performance of the system. APC strategies are also able to work with constraints and resolve conflicting process objectives.

    • Capabilities

      APC reduces operator stress since it is able to analyze multiple variable scenarios and adapt quickly to compensate for process changes. In addition, APC helps operators who lack the experience to quickly make complicated calculations and adjustments.

    • Advantages

      • Process control agnostic
      • Easy to use and intuitive
      • Requires minimal maintenance
      • Provides support for generic equations
      • Rich graphical interface and visualization tools
      • Tablet and touch-screen friendly
      • Adaptable to diverse control strategies (Rules, Model Predictive Controls, etc.)
      • Live trends (performance vs. constraints)

    Benefits

    • Cement factory at night, cement production.
      Reduce emissions
    • Seaside industrial site, mining industry.
      Optimize energy consumption
      Use less fuel
    • Cement facility at dusk, cement production.
      Reduce process variability