Chemicals Solutions Overview
The Chemical Industry Automation heyday is behind us. Plants are faced with external competitive drivers that have forced margins lower than anyone expected. Additionally, to survive it is a requirement that your plant can produce against highly automated competitors.
There are several opportunities for improvement that are so compelling they are attracting some of the scarcely available capital funds.
Hybrid systems deliver lower cost solutions for system obsolescence.
DCS vendors have announced the planned obsolescence of entire platforms. Facilities are faced with the choice to tempt fate or replace systems to guard against unreliable and un-supportable control systems. Fortunately, Hybrid Systems combine the horsepower and capability of traditional DCS systems with the smaller, and more economical footprint of PLC systems. They are quickly populating even the most critical process plants. Specified and defined correctly, these projects can be installed for a fraction of prior DCS projects, re-using most of the new current infrastructure. And, the latest open architectures enable implementation of advanced software solutions, providing at least a measure of return on investment for the projects.
Batch Tools Maximize Profitability
*Our batch based control systems and the web based enterprise wide PIMS has enabled us to see all product runs and reduce product variance. Eliminating inconsistent batch timing and other phase parameters has reduced batch production time and associated production costs significantly. In one case we delayed the need for a major plant expansion project because we were producing so much more with the current processing configuration. That certainly justified the Batch Project costs.”
Vice-President of a National Specialty Chemical Manufacturer*
Advanced Control and Optimizations are reducing production costs while increasing yields.
One or all of the evolved approaches can be employed with relatively minor investment requirements:
Learn more about specific solutions Mangan, Inc. has developed for the Chemical Industry
Advanced Control and Optimization
Maximize existing operations profitability with minimal capital investment by implementing advanced control and optimization algorithms.