Departmental seminar by professor Wayne Bequette

“Chemical Processes: Operability, Control and Industry 4.0 (Smart Manufacturing)”

 

by

Professor B. Wayne Bequette, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and

Technical Manager for the Northern Regional Manufacturing Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

 

On 7 January, Professor B. Wayne Bequette from the Northern Regional Manufacturing Center, will give a seminar on “Chemical Processes: Operability, Control and Industry 4.0 (Smart Manufacturing)”

About Prof. B. Wayne Bequette :

B. Wayne Bequette
Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180-3590 USA

Abstract
In this talk I begin with an overview of the effect of process design on process operability, with a focus on challenges due to nonlinear behavior. A classic chemical reactor example is used to illustrate that direct process scale-up can lead to a process design where certain regions of desired operation are infeasible. Model predictive control (MPC) has become the standard advanced control technique applied in the chemical process industries, and we present different MPC approaches for handling nonlinear systems and rejecting unmeasured disturbances. Finally, recent progress towards Industry 4.0 (Smart Manufacturing in the US) will be discussed.

 Participation is open to all interested people.

 

Time

Tue 07 Jan 20
14:00 - 15:00

Where

NB: Seminar will take place in: Building 228A / Lounge (149)

DTU Kemiteknik
Søltofts Plads 228A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby