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Process Control and Optimization

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course addresses the question of how we can keep pharmaceutical processes in optimal manufacturing conditions while ensuring versatility, resilience and quality of end product. Pharmaceutical control systems that are sustainable and balance the ecological footprint with ensuring access to high quality products and maintaining profitable supply chains. This question is part of the larger (international) challenge to ensure sustainable demand and production patterns, by improving environmental and societal sustainability and increasing the circularity in pharmaceutical production systems. This course is divided into two separate modules:

Module 1: Process identification: (1/2-day – morning)
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Module 2: PID-based process control (1/2-day – afternoon)


MODULE 1: Process Identification

Theoretical

This course will provide interactive learning and real-world application, so you can directly apply what you’re learning to your own context

The following will be addressed:

Fundamentals of process identification
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Understanding process dynamics
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Identification at operator level (e.g. first order plus dead time approximation model)
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Systems identification from relay experiments (PRBS identification)



MODULE 2: PID-based process control

This course will provide interactive learning and real-world application, so you can directly apply what you’re learning to your own context

The following will be addressed:

PID based control for process optimization
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Auto-tuning methods for PID design
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Frequency response design for PID design (FRTool)

The session will end with an overview of advanced process control methodologies (e.g. model predictive control, event-based control, etc.) able to ensure plant-wide optimization.


COURSE PROGRAM

A detailed overview of the different modules can be found in the following document.


If you are interested in taking this course, please email sarah.costers@ugent.be or mgadbruy.debruyne@ugent.be.