Design of Unconstrained DMC to Improve the Distillate Product Purity of the Distillation Column
1 Dept. of Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University, Karnataka - India
2 Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University, Karnataka - India
This paper demonstrates the use of unconstrained Dynamic Matrix Control (DMC) to control the process transfer function with time delay. The selection of tuning parameter is challenging task in predictive control algorithm. The DMC scheme is designed and it is used here to control the process transfer function, First Order Plant with Dead Time (FOPDT) model. Here, one manipulated variable (reflux) and one controlled variable (distillate) is considered for the implementation. The algorithm significantly controls the reflux to improve the distillate product purity. The simulation is done using MATLAB m-file. Both servo and regulatory responses were obtained. The simulation result validates the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.
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