Advanced Control Engineering

Apex Optimisation specialises in the all phases of Advanced Control application development:

 

MPC Project Design and Implementation

Apex employs multivariable predictive control (MPC) technologies coupled with traditional techniques to deliver appropriate and maintainable process control solutions that yield sustained benefits. Projects are structured to maximise technology transfer to customer team members. For customers with a strong in-house capability, Apex provides skilled resource to augment the project team at any point in the MPC project cycle.

Apex engineers are expert users of the leading MPC technologies and are trained to provide services for the following MPC products:

  • MAX APC from Cutler Technology Corporation
  • DMCplus® from AspenTech
  • PredictPro™ from Emerson Process Management
  • Profit Controller™ (RMPCT) from Honeywell
  • SMOCPro and RQEPro from Shell / Yokogawa

The Apex design approach maximises customer value by ensuring that regulatory control design review is included in the MPC project. This approach accelerates the flow of benefits to the customer and improves the performance of the final application.

 

Product Quality Prediction Development

Apex develops reliable product quality predictions based on engineering principles. These on-line predictions can substantially improve the performance of MPC applications and often negate the need for expensive on-line analysers.