Introduction to Process Control

Second Edition

    The purpose of this publication is to engage students and professionals into Process Controls basics. It provides a bridge between the traditional view of process control and the current, expanded role by integrating conventional topics with a broader perspective of more integrated process operation, control, and information systems. Updating and expanding the content of its predecessor, this second edition addresses issues in today’s teaching of process control.

   
   
Data processing and reconciliation for chemical process operations

    Computer techniques have made online measurements available at every sampling period in a chemical process. However, measurement errors are introduced that require suitable techniques for data reconciliation and improvements in accuracy. Reconciliation of process data and reliable monitoring are essential to decisions about possible system modifications (optimization and control procedures), analysis of equipment performance, design of the monitoring system itself, and general management planning.

   
   
Knowledge discovery and fault detection- FastMAN

    FastMAN is a programing tool that by using data mining techniques (dimensional reduction and clustering) finds knowledge from raw process data. It combines dimensional reduction, clustering and visualization techniques. In addition, it defines normal operating regions for supervised fault detection method.

   
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