Batch Process Analysis and Monitoring


Tuesday 24th April 2018
Hilton Gateshead Hotel, Newcastle

Batch Process Analysis and Monitoring

 

Batch processes are widely used in many industries. Typically, raw materials are combined in a batch reactor before a chemical, physical or biological transformation takes place, resulting in the end product.

 

When it comes to the modeling of batch data there are several challenges such as unequal run lengths of batches, unequal transformation time (quicker/slower reactions) and variations in sampling frequency between batches.

 

Depending on the application and required information as the process progresses, various modeling strategies can be employed:

  1. Prediction of the yield directly with suitable in-line sensors, e.g. spectroscopy
  2. Projecting the new batch onto an endpoint model and decide if the process has reached its end
  3. Project the new batch on one existing batch for a qualitative visual assessment
  4. Follow the batch progression with a moving-block method; suitable e.g. for mixing processes
  5. Model a batch trajectory using relative time

 

This pre-conference course will give an overview of the strategies listed above and the need for proper validation will also be discussed.

 

10.00-10.30  Registration and coffee

10.30-12.15    Batch Process Analysis background and strategies

12.15-13.15  Lunch

13.15-14.50    Batch Process relative time models and validation

14.50-15.10  Coffee Break

15.10-16:45    Monitoring and assessment of new production batches

16.45-17.00  Round up, final questions and finish

 

The course will be facilitated by Geir Rune Flaten from CAMO Software.

The cost of the course is £300 however if it is booked as part of the APACT 18 Conference the fee is reduced to £150.

To book on-line go to http://onlineshop.strath.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/science-faculty/pure-and-applied-chemistry/apact-18