Sensor network design for maximizing reliability of bilinear processes

Authors

  • Yaqoob Ali,

    1. Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208 016, UP, India
    Current affiliation:
    1. Searle (India) Ltd., Ankleshwar-393002, India
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  • Shankar Narasimhan

    Corresponding author
    1. Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208 016, UP, India
    Current affiliation:
    1. Dept. of Chem. Engng. IIT Madras-600036, India
    • Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208 016, UP, India
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Abstract

The problem of selecting the variables to be measured in order to maximize process reliability was tackled in our previous articles (Ali and Narasimhan, 1993, 1995). In this article, this approach is extended to the optimal design of sensor networks for bilinear processes. Diverse processes, such as a mineral beneficiation plant, a separation system of a synthetic juice plant, and a crude preheat train of a refinery are used to illustrate the utility of this approach.

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