Plantwide Control

Alexandre C. Dimian, Costin S. Bildea, Anton A. Kiss

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Plantwide control is a holistic approach about integrating process design with process control at the level of the whole plant. The objective is to ensure a stable and flexible operation when the plant is affected by various disturbances, including major changes in the production rate and in the quality of raw materials. A key topic is the control of species inventory, which can be achieved either by feedback or by relying on self-regulation. The applicability of these alternatives is discussed by means of case studies of increasing complexity, for which detailed design, control and dynamic simulation results are provided. The non-linear behaviour of Reactor-Separation-Recycle systems is also discussed. The subject gives the opportunity of reviewing basic concepts of process control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages49
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946


  • Bifurcation analysis
  • Control structures
  • Non-linear analysis
  • Plantwide control
  • Process control
  • Process dynamics
  • Reactor-Separation-Recycle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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