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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 5 • Date Oct. 1999

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  • Innovation in industrial model predictive control

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):189 - 197
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    The industrial application of model predictive control has been largely confined to petrochemical processes. Extension of exploitation to wider industry has been limited. Among the reasons that may be proposed for this can be highlighted a lack of precedent applications, large engineering costs and inappropriate control technologies, This article describes initiatives to address such barriers so t... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating predictive control and economic optimisation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):198 - 208
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    In most commercially available predictive control packages, there is a separation between economic optimisation and predictive control, although both algorithms may be part of the same software system. This method is compared in this article with two alternative approaches where the economic objectives are directly included in the predictive control algorithm. Simulations are carried out using the... View full abstract»

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  • Crude unit control and optimisation at Grangemouth Refinery

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):209 - 213
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    BP Oil Grangemouth Refinery has installed a distributed quadratic program (DQP) multi-unit online optimiser across its three atmospheric crude distillation units and the splitter columns of the two distillate hydrotreaters. The main objective of the DQP application is to enhance the optimisation capabilities of the five existing MVPC controllers by taking account of product pool property constrain... View full abstract»

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  • Predictive control in power generation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):214 - 220
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    Control problems in power generation systems are discussed and the applicability of predictive control techniques to solve those problems. Some example simulation results are presented. View full abstract»

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  • Tilting trains and beyond. The future for active railway suspensions. 2. Improving stability and guidance

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):221 - 230
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    Active components are starting to become accepted within railway vehicle suspension systems which have been exclusively mechanical since railways began in the 1800s. At the moment these are principally being applied in tilting trains, but opportunities which arise from applying control systems engineering to railway suspensions extend much further, and this is the second of two articles (the first... View full abstract»

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Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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