Advanced process control (APC)
This is multi-variable, predictive control technology, and is very popular for optimization of plant & unit operations.
It offers very attractive paybacks & ROI’s.
APC’s are intelligent controllers that imitate the most efficient operator. They can control multiple control variables (CV’s) at the same time. This is achieved by manipulating multiple handles (MV’s) at the same time.
APC’s have inbuilt capability of predicting process variables and taking timely actions.
Plant is always maintained at an optimum level of performance and operated near operational constraints.