…in pursuit of control room best practice

7 August 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Online webinar
Dr Alan Mahoney
+44 1753 893090

Hi there. I’m the Technical and Operations Director of Process Plant Computing Ltd (www.ppcl.com), a chemical engineering software company based in the UK. I’m excited to join this group and hope to be able to work with some of you on the challenges facing you in your plants.

I wanted to let you know about a webinar we are running on Wednesday 7th August at 1pm Perth time / 3pm Sydney & Brisbane. The full invitation wording is below; basically it’s an opportunity for us to demonstrate our technology with specific regard to optimising energy usage in process and power generation plants. If you’d like to register for the webinar, please do so at www.ppcl.com/webinars. It’d be great to see some of you there. If you have any questions at all, please drop me a line at alan_mahoney@ppcl.com.

Best wishes,

Dr Alan Mahoney, PPCL Ltd


Wouldn’t you rather have a process that is easier to operate and needs less attention and intervention? Just turn up the temperature, increase recycle or reflux and allow grinding to continue for longer and your wish will be granted – but at the cost of expensive additional fuel.  Fuel is the directly visible cost of excess energy, but it’s not the whole cost. Additional cooling is needed to remove the excess energy, throughput is reduced due to higher recycle and reflux, and extra downstream processing is needed. What’s more, carbon credits or environmental permits may also be needed.

In this webinar we are going to show you how to make your process easier to operate without increasing your energy usage. Once you know how the plant should be operated it is easy to compare that with how it is being operated now and calculate the cost difference. For most companies the difference lies somewhere between “large” and “very large”.

The innovative technology which makes all this possible is Geometric Process Control, developed here at leading chemical engineering consultancy PPCL (www.ppcl.com). By considering process operating envelopes as a multi-dimensional geometric object, process and alarm performance and targets can immediately be evaluated and compared, and contradictions or difficulties immediately become visible. Performance and energy monitoring and reporting are clear and consistent for everyone involved, allowing an increased understanding of how to reduce energy costs to ensure achievement of your company’s objectives.

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