800xA APC - Advanced Process Control
Increase throughput through higher level of automation and optimization in cement, minerals, pulp and paper, and oil and gas industries thanks to straightforward design and deployment of model predictive control (MPC) technology in ABB's 800xA DCS.
MPC technology has the proven ability to provide control solutions using constraints, feed-forward, and feedback to handle multivariable processes with delays and processes with strong interactive loops. These types of control problems have successfully been handled in many industrial applications. However, there has been a substantial threshold to use MPC due to challenges with connectivity, safety locks and HMI settings of traditional APC implementation.
ABB has developed a new extension to its flagship Extended Automation System 800xA, leading to straightforward design and deployment of APC in ABB’s 800xA DCS: 800xA APC.
800xA APC cleanly splits the work related to modeling and control design from the more usual tasks of connectivity, safety locks, and HMI settings, which effectively happen in a configuration-free manner. The system also facilitates remote commissioning and application support. In addition there is a tool, the Model Builder, for modeling, controller tuning, and simulations.