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

    Advanced Process Control & Optimization

    Cement facility at dusk, cement production.

    When basic control solutions are not enough

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

      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 system. APC strategies are also able to work with constraints and resolve conflicting process objectives.

    • Value Proposition

      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.

    • Differentiation

      • Process control agnostic
      • Easy to use/ 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.
      Better throughput
      Reduce emissions
    • Seaside industrial site, mining industry.
      Optimize energy consumption
      Use less fuel
    • Cement facility at dusk, cement production.
      Reduce process variability