Fuzzy Control in the Process Industry: Common Practice And Challenging Perspectives

Jan Jantzen, Henk Verbruggen, Jens-Jørgen Østergaard

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    Control problems in the process industry are dominated by non-linear and time-varying behaviour, many inner loops, and much interaction between the control loops. Fuzzy controllers have in some cases nevertheless mimicked the control actions of a human operator. Simple fuzzy controllers can be designed starting from PID controllers, and in more complex cases these can be used in connection with model-based predictive control. For high level control and supervisory control several simple controllers can be combined in a priority hierarchy such as the one developed in the cement industry. For a design engineer, the chapter is a fairly detailed reference to various design configurations and design choices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPractical Applications Of Fuzzy Technologies
    Place of PublicationBoston
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    Publication date1999
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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