Emphasis on improved quality and performance of distilled products and the demand for reduced operating costs place a heavy burden on both the personnel responsible for profitability and the manufacturing department charged with operating the processing equipment. There have been dramatic improvements in the computer software and hardware used to s
Introduction and Overview. Distillation Control Variables. Separation Power. Distillate/Feed Material Balance Split. Distillation Control Strategies. Constraints. Optimizing Product Quality Performance. PID Feedback Control Loop. Closed Loop Tuning of Controllers. Open Loop Testing of Process Response. Appendix.