Multivariable predictive control (MVPC) is the most popular and successful computer control technology in the refining and petrochemical industry. This product is now considered a commodity and has thousands of applications worldwide. The questions the users of MVPC ask themselves is not so much “will this technology work?” but is “will it have the return on investment my company expects?” We have made available the information required to help you make informed decisions on MVPCs that are beneficial APC applications for your units.
This could be installing a MVPC for the first time, upgrading to the most recent technology, or achieving and maintaining the best performance from your existing MVPC. The information is provided in various forms. This ranges from publications and typical examples to actual installations and experiences reported by the practitioners in the field. But making the best use of the capabilities of the internet, which is its interactive nature, a great deal of knowledge can be transferred between the users and the experts through forums, technical chats and questions and answers provided for your benefit.