An Index for Operational Flexibility in Chemical Process Design Part I : Formulation and Theory

  title={An Index for Operational Flexibility in Chemical Process Design Part I : Formulation and Theory},
  author={Ross E. Swaney and Ignacio E. Grossmann},
One of the key components of chemical plant operability is flexibility the ability to operate over a range of conditions while satisfying performance specifications. A general framework for analyzing flexibility in chemical process design is presented in this paper. A quantitative index is proposed which measures the size of the parameter space over which feasible steady-state operation of the plant can be attained. The mathematical formulation of this index and a detailed study of its… CONTINUE READING
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