Control of Distillation Columns via Distributed Control Systems

  • T. L. Tolliver


The intent of this chapter is to provide a review of three distillation column control applications as implemented via distributed control systems. The control schemes have been developed by a typical industrial design approach, applying process insight in order to reject disturbances and achieve a hierarchy of process control objectives (Buckley, 1978; Hougen and Brockmeier, 1969; Rademaker, Rijnsdorp, and Maarleveld, 1975; Shinskey, 1984).


Distillation Column Feedforward Control Steam Flow Reflux Ratio Column Control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. L. Tolliver
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  1. 1.Monsanto CompanyUSA

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