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Process and Control Design for a Novel Chemical Heat Exchange Reactor

Haugwitz, Staffan LU ; Hagander, Per LU and Norén, Tommy (2006) Reglermöte 2006
Abstract
A new chemical reactor, the Open Plate Reactor (OPR), is being developed by Alfa Laval AB. It has a very flexible configuration with

distributed inlet ports, cooling zones and internal sensors. This

gives the OPR improved control capabilities compared to standard

chemical reactors in addition to better heat transfer capacity.

In this paper, we address the relationship between

the process design, the number of actuators used and how to use these actuators

in feedback control to be able to use the full potential of the

OPR. The performance of the OPR can be significantly improved by using

additional inlet ports and cooling zones. However, this may also

require... (More)
A new chemical reactor, the Open Plate Reactor (OPR), is being developed by Alfa Laval AB. It has a very flexible configuration with

distributed inlet ports, cooling zones and internal sensors. This

gives the OPR improved control capabilities compared to standard

chemical reactors in addition to better heat transfer capacity.

In this paper, we address the relationship between

the process design, the number of actuators used and how to use these actuators

in feedback control to be able to use the full potential of the

OPR. The performance of the OPR can be significantly improved by using

additional inlet ports and cooling zones. However, this may also

require multivariable control methods to actually achieve this

improvement in presence of model uncertainty and disturbances. (Less)
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distributed inlet ports, cooling zones and internal sensors. This<br/><br>
gives the OPR improved control capabilities compared to standard<br/><br>
chemical reactors in addition to better heat transfer capacity. <br/><br>
In this paper, we address the relationship between<br/><br>
the process design, the number of actuators used and how to use these actuators<br/><br>
in feedback control to be able to use the full potential of the<br/><br>
OPR. The performance of the OPR can be significantly improved by using<br/><br>
additional inlet ports and cooling zones. However, this may also<br/><br>
require multivariable control methods to actually achieve this <br/><br>
improvement in presence of model uncertainty and disturbances.},
  author       = {Haugwitz, Staffan and Hagander, Per and Norén, Tommy},
  keyword      = {process design,process control,optimization,operating conditions,multivariable control,process intensification,relative gain array},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Process and Control Design for a Novel Chemical Heat Exchange Reactor},
  year         = {2006},
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