Whether you are a seasoned batch control practitioner seeking more information, or a novice in need of fundamentals, this volume contains information that will prove invaluable to you. Over 35 batch experts have contributed their knowledge and experience to this comprehensive work. Newcomers will appreciate the chapters on history and development of batch process control, batch terminology, and fundamentals of reactors, control, and development and management of batch applications. Those readers already familiar with batch control will find the chapters on expert system techniques, advanced control, modeling and simulation, and batch control in a CIM/MES environment are valuable resources. Topics like scheduling, equipment selection, configuration and safety are valuable to all readers. Nine different case histories of batch control applications - from a brewery to an ABS plant - take the reader into the plant to see successful batch process control design, development, and operation in practice.
Contents: Origins of BPC BPC Functions: Direct Manual Process Control, Regulatory Control and Manual Control Safety Mechanical Devices Solid State Logic and Sequencer Marketing a Batch System Reactors, Finishing Equipment and Utilities Methods of Batch Control Information Management Fault Detection and Analysis Configuration, Methodology, and Principles of Batch Control Advanced Control of Batch Process Modeling and Simulation of Batch Processes Batch Control in a CIM/MES Environment and Case Histories.