Process control and supervision of operations, from regulatory control to manufacturing planning and optimisation, can improve standards and optimise the use of resources.
Controlling processes to continuously run at maximum efficiency can deliver enormous benefits in terms of energy and resource efficiency, product quality, competitiveness and sustainability.
In-line sensing and measurement technologies are being developed to deliver massive amounts of data on process conditions and chemical compositions, in a fast, reliable and cost-effective way. Thanks to intelligent analysis these technologies could allow processes to self-calibrate and self-adapt for optimal quality, efficiency and safety.
This increased control ability will have to come with new advanced operator training systems that simulate process operations, and supervisory systems. will permit faster development of processes through Advanced modelling and optimisation of manufacturing conditions will also likely include adapting to varying raw materials input.