This helps the user understand and explore all of the common distillation control strategies. These start with material versus energy balance control and the Ryskamp scheme. The user can select tray locations for temperature control, set up pressure compensation, specify choices of manipulated variables and establish full decoupling to permit two product quality control. Feedforward on feed rate, feed temperature and feed composition can be commissioned. Energy/yield optimisation can be explored. A steady state model is included which supports pre-defined columns as well as user-defined designs.
The user can monitor the performance of the control strategies through conventional trending , real-time display of column temperature profile and parallel coordinates.