The Platform for Advanced Control and Estimation Plays a Key Role in Air Liquides Drive for Operational Excellence
Multivariable Model Predictive Control (MPC) has helped Air Liquide (AL) for more than twenty years control Air Separation Units (ASU’s). AL realized that their legacy MPC software was becoming increasingly costly to maintain and was not taking advantage of technological progress in the field. Platform for Advanced Control and Estimation (PACE) was selected to be AL’s new standard MPC platform. A multi-year campaign is underway to deploy PACE at AL’s operational facilities domestically and internationally.
An Integrated Asset Model operationalized by real-time data to be used for business-wide situational awareness and decision-making requires digital twins. The kind of digital twin, and how big and fast it will deliver value is key for integrated asset and supply chain optimization. Starting at the foundational molecular level different digital twins cover various aspects and serve distinctly different purposes. Connecting these digital twins, in a scalable way is an assured way of achieving sustainable value captureView whitepaper
The Energy Transition is happening. Every area of business is affected and effective energy management is vital according to the findings of this global survey. There is a desire to increase operational efficiency, empowering owners to stay competitive in their pursuit of decarbonization, however it is needs to be addressed through real-time data, site-wide digital twins, and proprietary analytics capability.
Asset owners have to navigate a path in relation to longer term success of the energy transition. The pursuit of energy efficiency remains the easiest and lowest risk source of energy cost reduction and decarbonization. However, current methods often lack structured and automated digital technologies to identify and sustain performance improvements. Digital energy management systems kick start and stewards a facility’s energy transition with advanced digital technology to identify, implement and sustain cost and carbon performance.
Short-term productivity and efficiency optimization buys time; digitalization maintains the gains and savings and portfolio management positions for longer term energy transition. Out of all the levers available to producers for improving profitability and cash flow, only two are focused on driving fundamental change in the production core. Driving these levers with digital transformation approaches results in a fundamental shift in asset portfolio ‘production core’ and is the only way to lead to a more resilient or sustainable future.View whitepaper
This whitepaper outlines how Remote Operating Centers (ROCs) are an opportunity to benefit safety and profit. Redesigning the organization around value and knowledge, supported by the application and adoption of technology transforms a business with collective optimization.View whitepaper