Perspectives: Automation Strategies

Project Aims to Bolster Model-Based Control

Goal is to automate and reduce maintenance costs while sustaining benefits

By Valentijn de Leeuw, vice president, ARC Advisory Group

Last November, the European Union (EU) Autoprofit project held a workshop near Amsterdam for academia, users and suppliers.  The workshop organizers presented the results of the soon-to-be-completed model-predictive-control (MPC) /recovery time objective (RTO)-related project and generated discussions about what further research would be necessary and how this follow-up research could be organized and financed.  Prof. Ton Backx, dean of the faculty of electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, provided a summary of the workshop at ARC Advisory Group’s European Industry Forum last week in Amsterdam.

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