Plant Performance Analysis Research Archive


Research Summary:
The control and on-line optimization of an industrial chemical process unit require an accurate mathematical model of the process. Plant performance analysis is defined as the proper identification, reconciliation, rectification and interpretation of plant performance with the goal of improving understanding, control, design and economic efficiency. Engineers have developed models and estimated values of parameters without properly recognizing the underlying deficiencies in the plant measurements. This estimation has led to models that depend on the engineers' perceptions. While it has, in some cases been satisfactory, oftentimes, the analysis is inadequate. Application of a procedure that formally takes into account the information in the operating data, the data, their uncertainties and the distributions for the determination of important plant parameters will lead to better understanding of operations. This, subsequently, will lead to improved, more economical plant operation and design.
Entire Plant Performance Analysis Bibliography



Plant Performance Analysis Papers and Posters Available

Thesis/Dissertations
  • Atwood, Energy Efficient Distillation Studies, complete
  • MacDonald, Chemical Plant Performance Analysis, complete
  • Godsey, Experimental Design/Process Design Interaction, complete
  • Gutentag, Material Balance Program Development, complete
  • Kuo, Chemical Plant Performance Analysis, complete
  • Breckenridge, Distillation Pilot Plant, complete
  • Cicerone, Plant Performance Analysis, complete
  • Shinde, Continuous Distillation Tower Construction/Operation, complete
  • Vasudevan, Plant Performance Analysis, complete
  • Pratt, Multicomponent Distillation Plant Performance Analysis, complete
  • Lee, Statistical/Experimental Plant Performance Analysis, complete
  • Tarverdi, Modeling Fluidized Bed Drying, in progress
  • Saluturi, Time Dependent Plant Performance Analysis, in progress