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Process Industrial Centre at Lund University

Researchers: Josefin Berner, Tore Hägglund, Charlotta Johnsson, Ola Johnsson, Kristian Soltesz

 

With support from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), the process industrial centre PIC-LU was established in collaboration with the department of Chemical Engineering.

The overall goal of PIC-LU is to establish, in cooperation with Swedish process industry, an internationally leading centre for research and professional training in process optimization and control.

In the research program, methodology and tools for modelling, optimization, and control of industrial processes are developed, in order to improve production systems with respect to flexibility, controllability, and availability. The methodology and the tools are developed from specific solutions to process control problems suggested by the industrial partners. The goal is to make the results from PIC-LU industrially relevant, not only for the participating industries, but on a wide scale in process operation and automation.

In the competence development program, the main goal is to increase the competence level of process optimization and control in industry as well as in academy. The goal will be reached in two ways; through an educational program at different levels for staff in process industry, and by directed efforts in MSc and PhD programs at the university.

 

Links

PICLU web page

 

Publications

Vicent Rodrigo, Moncef Chioua, Tore Hägglund, Martin Hollender: "Causal analysis for alarm flood reduction". In: IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems (DYCOPS) 2016 2016.

Tore Hägglund: "Autotuning". In: Encyclopedia of Systems and Control, Springer, 2015.

Alfred Theorin, Tore Hägglund: "Derivative backoff: The other saturation problem for PID controllers". Journal of Process Control, 33, pp. 155–160, 2015.

Stephen Boyd, Martin Hast, Karl Johan Åström: "MIMO PID Tuning via Iterated LMI Restriction". International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 26:8, pp. 1718–1731, 2015.

Martin Hast, Tore Hägglund: "Optimal proportional–integral–derivative set-point weighting and tuning rules for proportional set-point weights". IET Control Theory & Applications, 9:15, pp. 2266–2272, 2015.

Ola Johnsson, Jonas Andersson, Gunnar Lidén, Charlotta Johnsson, Tore Hägglund: "Modelling of the oxygen level response to feed rate perturbations in an industrial scale fermentation process". Process Biochemistry, 50:4, pp. 507–516, 2015.

Olof Garpinger: Analysis and Design of Software-Based Optimal PID Controllers. PhD Thesis TFRT-1105, Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden, April 2015.

José Luis Guzmán, Tore Hägglund, Max Veronesi, Antonio Visioli: "Performance indices for feedforward control". Journal of Process Control, 26, pp. 26–34, 2015.

Martin Hast, Tore Hägglund: "Low-order feedforward controllers: Optimal performance and practical considerations". Journal of Process Control, 24:9, pp. 1462–1471, 2014.

José Luis Guzmán, Tore Hägglund, Karl Johan Åström, Sebastián Dormido, Manolo Berenguel, Yves Piquet: "Understanding PID design through interactive tools". In: 19th IFAC World Congress, 2014 2014.

Vanessa Romero Segovia, Tore Hägglund, Karl Johan Åström: "Design of measurement noise filters for PID control". In: 19th IFAC World Congress, 2014 2014.

Vanessa Romero Segovia, Tore Hägglund, Karl Johan Åström: "Measurement noise filtering for common PID tuning rules". Control Engineering Practice, 32, pp. 43–63, 2014.

Olof Garpinger, Tore Hägglund, Karl Johan Åström: "Performance and robustness trade-offs in PID control". Journal of Process Control, 24:5, pp. 568–577, 2014.

Vanessa Romero Segovia, Tore Hägglund, Karl Johan Åström: "Measurement noise filtering for PID controllers". Journal of Process Control, 24:4, pp. 299–313, 2014.

Carlos Rodríguez, José Luis Guzmán, Manuel Berenguel, Tore Hägglund: "Optimal feedforward compensators for systems with right-half plane zeros". Journal of Process Control, 24:4, pp. 368–374, 2014.

Vanessa Romero Segovia: CPU Resource Management and Noise Filtering for PID Control. PhD Thesis TFRT-1100, Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden, March 2014.

Martin Hast, Karl Johan Åström, Bo Bernhardsson, Stephen P. Boyd: "PID Design by Convex-Concave Optimization". In: European Control Conference, 2013 2013.

Ola Johnsson: "Extremum-seeking Control of Industrial-scale Fermentation Processes". Licentiate Thesis Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden, September 2013.

C. Rodríguez, José Luis Guzmán, Manuel Berenguel, Tore Hägglund, J. E. Normey-Rico: "Diseño de controladores por Adelanto para Inversión de Retardo no realizable". In: XXXIV Jornadas de Automática 2013.

Anna Lindholm: Hierarchical Scheduling and Utility Disturbance Management in the Process Industry. PhD Thesis TFRT-1097, Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden, September 2013.

C. Rodríguez, Josè Luis Guzman, Manuel Berenguel, Tore Hägglund: "Generalized feedforward tuning rules for non-realizable delay inversion". Journal of Process Control, 23:9, pp. 1241–1250, 2013.

Tore Hägglund: "A Unified Discussion on Signal Filtering in PID Control". Control Engineering Practice, 21:8, pp. 994–1006, 2013.

Anna Lindholm, Nils-Petter Nytzén: "Hierarchical production scheduling in the process industry". In: 18th Nordic Process Control Workshop 2013.

Anna Lindholm, Pontus Giselsson, Nils-Hassan Quttineh, Helene Lidestam, Charlotta Johnsson, Krister Forsman: "Production scheduling in the process industry". In: 22nd International Conference on Production Research 2013.

Anna Lindholm, Charlotta Johnsson, Nils-Hassan Quttineh, Helene Lidestam, Mathias Henningsson, Joakim Wikner, Ou Tang, Nils-Petter Nytzén, Krister Forsman: "Hierarchical scheduling and utility disturbance management in the process industry". In: IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management and Control (MIM2013) 2013.

Anna Lindholm, Pontus Giselsson: "Minimization of economical losses due to utility disturbances in the process industry". Journal of Process Control, 23:5, pp. 767–777, 2013.

Ola Johnsson, Jonas Andersson, Gunnar Lidén, Charlotta Johnsson, Tore Hägglund: "Feed rate control in fed-batch fermentations based on frequency content analysis.". Biotechnology Progress, 29:3, pp. 817–824, 2013.

Anna Lindholm, Charlotta Johnsson: "Plant-wide utility disturbance management in the process industry". Computers & Chemical Engineering, 49, pp. 146–157, 2013.

Kristian Soltesz, Charlotta Johnsson, Tore Hägglund: "Teaching Control Principles to Industry Practitioners". In: 17th Nordic Process Control Workshop, 2012 2012.

Ola Johnsson, Jonas Andersson, Charlotta Johnsson, Gunnar Lidén, Tore Hägglund: "A novel feeding strategy for industrial fed-batch processes based on frequency content analysis". In: 15th European Congress on Biotechnology 2012.

Per-Ola Larsson, Johan Åkesson, Niclas Carlsson, Niklas Andersson: "Model-Based Optimization of Economical Grade Changes for the Borealis Borstar Polyethylene Plant". Computers & Chemical Engineering, 46, pp. 153–166, 2012.

José Luis Guzmán, Tore Hägglund, Antonio Visioli: "Feedforward compensation for PID control loops". In Ramon Vilanova, Antonio Visioli (Eds.): PID control in the third millenium, Springer, 2012.

Olof Garpinger, Tore Hägglund, Lars Cederqvist: "Software for PID design: benefits and pitfalls". In: IFAC Conference on Advances in PID Control 2012.

Olof Garpinger, Tore Hägglund, Karl Johan Åström: "Criteria and Trade-offs in PID Design". In: IFAC Conference on Advances in PID Control 2012.

Tore Hägglund: "Signal Filtering in PID Control". In: IFAC Conference on Advances in PID Control 2012.

Per-Ola Larsson, Johan Åkesson, Niclas Carlsson, Niklas Andersson: "Modeling of the PE3 Plant at Borealis AB". Technical Report 7622, Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden, February 2012.

Martin Hast, Tore Hägglund: "Design of Optimal Low-Order Feedforward Controllers for Disturbance Rejection". In: 17th Nordic Process Control Workshop, 2012 2012.

Martin Hast, Tore Hägglund: "Design of Optimal Low-Order Feedforward Controllers". In: IFAC Conference on Advances in PID Control 2012.

Anna Lindholm, Charlotta Johnsson: "A Tool for Utility Disturbance Management". In: 14th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (INCOM) 2012.

Anna Lindholm, Charlotta Johnsson, Tore Hägglund, Hampus Carlsson: "Reducing revenue loss due to disturbances in utilities using buffer tanks - A case study at Perstorp". In: 17th Nordic Process Control Workshop, 2012 2012.

Anna Lindholm, Charlotta Johnsson, Tore Hägglund, Hampus Carlsson: "Reducing revenue loss due to disturbances in utilities using buffer tanks - A case study at Perstorp". In: Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations (FOCAPO2012) 2012.

Kristian Soltesz: "On Automation of the PID Tuning Procedure". Licentiate Thesis Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden, January 2012.

Anna Lindholm, Pontus Giselsson: "Formulating an Optimization Problem for Minimization of Losses due to Utilities". In: International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes 2012.

Lars Cederqvist, Olof Garpinger, Tore Hägglund, Anders Robertsson: "Cascade control of the friction stir welding process to seal canisters for spent nuclear fuel". Control Engineering Practice, 20:1, pp. 35–48, 2012.

Kristian Soltesz, Charlotta Johnsson, Tore Hägglund: "Teaching Control Principles to Industry Practitioners". In: SEFI Annual Conference 2011 2011.

Juan Garrido, Francisco Vázquez, Fernando Morilla, Tore Hägglund: "Practical advantages of inverted decoupling". Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control, 225:7, pp. 977–992, 2011.

Per-Ola Larsson, Johan Åkesson, Niklas Andersson: "Economic Cost Function Design and Grade Change Optimization for a Gas Phase Polyethylene Reactor". In: 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, 2011 2011.

José Luis Guzmán, Tore Hägglund, Karl Johan Åström, Sebastián Dormido, Manuel Berenguel, Yves Piguet: "Feedforward Control Concepts through Interactive Tools". In: 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011 2011.

Per-Ola Larsson, Tore Hägglund: "Control Signal Constraints and Filter Order Selection for PI and PID Controllers". In: American Control Conference, 2011 2011.

Anna Lindholm, Hampus Carlsson, Charlotta Johnsson: "Estimation of Revenue Loss due to Disturbances on Utilities in the Process Industry". In: 22nd Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society 2011.


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