Robust Model Predictive Control of Heat Exchanger Network in the Presence of Fouling

  • Juraj Oravec
  • Marian Trafczynski
  • Monika Bakošová
  • Mariusz Markowski
  • Alajos Mészáros
  • Krzysztof Urbaniec

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present robust model predictive control (MPC) with integral action to optimize control performance of heat exchangers selected from a network, in the presence of fouling. The robust MPC represents an advanced optimization-based strategy to handle uncertain systems. The integral action is implemented to remove steady-state errors of controlled variables. The time-varying parameters of the heat exchangers in the presence of fouling are handled in the form of parametric uncertainties. Simulation of the closed-loop control confirms the significantly improved control performance.
Published
2017-09-01
How to Cite
Oravec J., Trafczynski M., Bakošová M., Markowski M., Mészáros A., Urbaniec K., 2017, Robust Model Predictive Control of Heat Exchanger Network in the Presence of Fouling , Chemical Engineering Transactions, 61, 337-342.