Control & Automation

What is Advanced Process Control? A Concept for Tomorrow

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Many refineries and chemical companies struggle to improve their margins. Notwithstanding capital investments that may provide a medium to long-term return, executive decision-makers seek quicker return on investment and reduced costs.

Even today, many manufacturing facilities are still operated by unsophisticated or primitive control schemes. Fortunately, the process industry has witnessed significant technological changes in recent years, which have yielded tremendous business benefits. Adaptive Process Control, in particular, improves long-term profitability by reducing process variability and allows plants to be operated optimally. Refiners and chemical companies have reaped returns in terms of product yield improvement and minimized energy costs with financial pay-back within short time.


For key decision-makers across an enterprise, the software is becoming more accessible to non-experts as the inclusion of knowledge, best practices and workflow automation within the software enables smoother APC deployments in organizations where it was earlier considered costly. This is because APC has now become affordable even for smaller plants. Overall, APC software is an intelligent technology that delivers sustainable, measurable benefits and allows companies to operate their facilities with better autonomy, cost-effectiveness, reliability and compliance with environmental regulations. Adaptive Process Control has raised production standards and enabled manufacturers to compete effectively in a dynamic marketplace.