Model-based predictive adaptive control of pulp and paper mill processes


This paper describes the application of a model based predictive adaptive process controller on a number of challenging pulp and paper mill control loops including paper machine reel brightness control, lime kiln temperature profile control, slaker temperature control, and Ex­ traction Stage pH control. These loops are difficult to control due to the time delay present in the response. Consequently, many of these processes are manually controlled resulting in inefficient operation and increased operator work load. Paper making includes many such processes that cannot be well controlled with conventional PID techniques. Model predictive control provides a practical alternative to achieve significant reduction in process variability to reduce operating costs. Bill Gough Duncan Meade Graham England Sava Kovac IDEAS Simulation & Control Ltd. 100-13700 International Place Richmond, BC V6V 2X8 Canada

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@inproceedings{Gough2007ModelbasedPA, title={Model-based predictive adaptive control of pulp and paper mill processes}, author={Bill Gough and Duncan Meade and Graham England and Sava Kovac}, year={2007} }