Article | July 24, 2017

Increase Yield, Reduce Costs And Maintain Quality With Advanced Process Control

Source: AVEVA

By Keith Chambers, Schneider Electric Software

Keith Chambers

What should the optimal operating point for my multivariate process be? If you’re asking this question, it’s tough to find an answer. For instance, in a milk powder production plant where spray drying is commonly used, the question of what the optimal operating point is for maximum throughput, optimum moisture and minimum energy consumption (while staying within product quality specification) is all too familiar.