Distillation Control

Author: Cecil L. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118259696
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn to Design the Best Control Configuration for Any Distillation Column Today, distillation is by far the most common separation technique used in the chemical and petroleum industries. All distillation columns need to be carefully controlled in order to meet specified production and quality levels. Distillation Control enables readers to do this by approaching the subject from a process to develop, analyze, and troubleshoot all aspects of column controls. Readers are efficiency and effectiveness and minimizing coats. Distillation Control begins with a chapter dedicated to underlying principles, including separation processes, reflux and boilup ratios, and composition dynamics. Next, the author covers such critical topics as: Composition control Pressure control and condensers Reboilers and feed preheaters Application of feedforward Unit optimization Complex towers As readers progress through the text, they’ll discover that the best control configuration for a distillation column is largely determined using steady-state process characteristics. The stage-by-stage separation models that the author sets forth for column design, therefore, provide information that is essential in developing the optimal control configuration. In addition to its clear explanations, Distillation Control is filled with clear diagrams and illustrations that clarify complex concepts and guide readers through multi-step procedures. Engineers as well as other professionals working in process facilities that use distillation to separate materials will fin that this book enables them to implement the latest tested and proven distillation control methods to meet their particular processing needs.

Process Control

Author: Myke King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119157757
Format: PDF, ePub
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This expanded new edition is specifically designed to meet the needs of the process industry, and closes the gap between theory and practice. Back-to-basics approach, with a focus on techniques that have an immediate practical application, and heavy maths relegated to the end of the book Written by an experienced practitioner, highly regarded by major corporations, with 25 years of teaching industry courses Supports the increasing expectations for Universities to teach more practical process control (supported by IChemE)

Design of Distillation Column Control Systems

Author: Page S. Buckley
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780713135510
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book was written primarily from the standpoint of an engineering design organization, and based on years of experience with large design projects as well as on personal plant experience. Most new investment dollars go into new or modernized facilities, and it is in the design phase of projects for these facilities that the most opportunities occur and flexibility exists to influence process control. Consequently this book is aimed primarily at design personnel; however, it will also be useful to those who have to operate or troubleshoot existing plants. It is the purpose of this book to indicate the range of technology, which has been developed for distillation control, to the point where it can be economically and reliably used for design.

Practical Distillation Control

Author: W.L. Luyben
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475702779
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Distillation column control has been the the "Lehigh inquisition" and survived! So it subject of many, many papers over the last has been tested by the fire of both actual half century. Several books have been de review by a hard-nosed plant experience and voted to various aspects of the subject. The group of practically oriented skeptics. technology is quite extensive and diffuse. In selecting the authors and the topics, There are also many conflicting opinions the emphasis has been on keeping the ma about some of the important questions. terial practical and useful, so some subjects We hope that the collection under one that are currently of mathematical and the cover of contributions from many of the oretical interest, but have not been demon leading authorities in the field of distillation strated to have practical importance, have control will help to consolidate, unify, and not been included. clarify some of this vast technology. The The book is divided about half and half contributing authors of this book represent between methodology and specific applica tion examples. Chapters 3 through 14 dis both industrial and academic perspectives, and their cumulative experience in the area cuss techniques and methods that have of distillation control adds up to over 400 proven themselves to be useful tools in at tacking distillation control problems.

Distillation Fundamentals and Principles

Author: Andrzej Gorak
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123865484
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Distillation: Fundamentals and Principles — winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Chemistry & Physics — is a single source of authoritative information on all aspects of the theory and practice of modern distillation, suitable for advanced students and professionals working in a laboratory, industrial plants, or a managerial capacity. It addresses the most important and current research on industrial distillation, including all steps in process design (feasibility study, modeling, and experimental validation), together with operation and control aspects. This volume features an extra focus on the conceptual design of distillation. Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Chemistry & Physics from the Association of American Publishers Practical information on the newest development written by recognized experts Coverage of a huge range of laboratory and industrial distillation approaches Extensive references for each chapter facilitates further study

Automation Control Theory Perspectives in Intelligent Systems

Author: Radek Silhavy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319333895
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The volume Automation Control Theory Perspectives in Intelligent Systems presents new approaches and methods to real-world problems, and in particular, exploratory research that describes novel approaches in the field of cybernetics and automation control theory. Particular emphasis is laid on modern trends in intelligent information technology, system monitoring and proactive management of complex objects The 5th Computer Science On-line Conference (CSOC2016) is intended to provide an international forum for discussions on the latest high-quality research results in all areas related to Computer Science. The addressed topics are the theoretical aspects and applications of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligences, Cybernetics, Automation Control Theory and Software Engineering.

Practical Process Control

Author: Cecil L. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470431498
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Practical Process Control (loop tuning and troubleshooting). This book differs from others on the market in several respects. First, the presentation is totally in the time domain (the word "LaPlace" is nowhere to be found). The focus of the book is actually troubleshooting, not tuning. If a controller is "tunable", the tuning procedure will be straightforward and uneventful. But if a loop is "untunable", difficulties will be experienced, usually early in the tuning effort. The nature of any difficulty provides valuable clues to what is rendering the loop "untunable". For example, if reducing the controller gain leads to increased oscillations, one should look for possible interaction with one or more other loops. Tuning difficulties are always symptoms of other problems; effective troubleshooting involves recognizing the clues, identifying the root cause of the problem, and making corrections. Furthermore, most loops are rendered "untunable" due to some aspect of the steady-state behavior of the process. Consequently, the book focuses more on the relationship of process control to steady-state process characteristics than to dynamic process characteristics. One prerequisite to effective troubleshooting is to "demystify" some of the characteristics of the PID control equations. One unique aspect of this book is that it explains in the time domain all aspects of the PID control equation (including as the difference between the parallel and series forms of the PID, the reset feedback form of the PID equation, reset windup protection, etc.) The book stresses an appropriate P&I (process and instrumentation) diagram as critical to successful tuning. If the P&I is not right, tuning difficulties are inevitable. Developing and analyzing P&I diagrams is a critical aspect of troubleshooting.

Plantwide Control

Author: Gade Pandu Rangaiah
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119940885
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The use of control systems is necessary for safe and optimal operation of industrial processes in the presence of inevitable disturbances and uncertainties. Plant-wide control (PWC) involves the systems and strategies required to control an entire chemical plant consisting of many interacting unit operations. Over the past 30 years, many tools and methodologies have been developed to accommodate increasingly larger and more complex plants. This book provides a state-of-the-art of techniques for the design and evaluation of PWC systems. Various applications taken from chemical, petrochemical, biofuels and mineral processing industries are used to illustrate the use of these approaches. This book contains 20 chapters organized in the following sections: Overview and Industrial Perspective Tools and Heuristics Methodologies Applications Emerging Topics With contributions from the leading researchers and industrial practitioners on PWC design, this book is key reading for researchers, postgraduate students, and process control engineers interested in PWC.

Practical Distillation Control

Author: W.L. Luyben
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475702779
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Distillation column control has been the the "Lehigh inquisition" and survived! So it subject of many, many papers over the last has been tested by the fire of both actual half century. Several books have been de review by a hard-nosed plant experience and voted to various aspects of the subject. The group of practically oriented skeptics. technology is quite extensive and diffuse. In selecting the authors and the topics, There are also many conflicting opinions the emphasis has been on keeping the ma about some of the important questions. terial practical and useful, so some subjects We hope that the collection under one that are currently of mathematical and the cover of contributions from many of the oretical interest, but have not been demon leading authorities in the field of distillation strated to have practical importance, have control will help to consolidate, unify, and not been included. clarify some of this vast technology. The The book is divided about half and half contributing authors of this book represent between methodology and specific applica tion examples. Chapters 3 through 14 dis both industrial and academic perspectives, and their cumulative experience in the area cuss techniques and methods that have of distillation control adds up to over 400 proven themselves to be useful tools in at tacking distillation control problems.