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Leon Ariaans

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Intermediate Variables in APC

Posted by Leon Ariaans on Nov 29, 2023 2:40:46 PM

Handling long dead times and slow models 

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Topics: Plant performance, Advanced Process Control

How to configure an MPC controller with INCA Architect

Posted by Leon Ariaans on Aug 4, 2022 9:55:36 AM

Once installed, INCA MPC has proven to generate sustained benefits for operating companies. To configure INCA MPC, you need to take several steps: choose the targets and constraints, determine the controller structure, set up the communication between the controller and the process, and tune the controller… After the first version of the controller, updates will be needed later. These updates range from tweaking a tuning parameter to adding extra variables to the controller and updating the targets. All these steps must be executed carefully. The iterations involved in finding mistakes slow down the project’s progress. 

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Topics: Advanced Process Control

Advanced Configuration with INCA Architect

Posted by Leon Ariaans on Aug 4, 2022 9:55:29 AM

An earlier blog described how INCA Architect makes configuring an INCA MPC application easy by automating tasks, grouping related information and continuously monitoring the consistency and validity of the configuration.

But what if your situation is non-standard? Can you also use the INCA tools in that case? Can you verify the correct behavior of your configuration before going online? This blog discusses how the combination of INCA MPC and INCA Architect gives you all the tools to tackle these cases too!

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Topics: Advanced Process Control