Graph-theoretic analysis of complex energy integrated networks

Sujit S. Jogwar, Srinivas Rangarajan, Prodromos Daoutidis

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Abstract

Complex process networks featuring multiple energy integration agents (process-to-process heat exchangers) offer significant cost benefits while adding additional operational constraints. These networks show potential for multi-time scale dynamics owing to the presence of energy flows spanning multiple orders of magnitude. In previous work, we have developed a graph-theoretic framework to systematically uncover this time scale multiplicity. In this paper, we present an application of this framework to a reactor-heat exchanger system used for naphtha reforming. This system involves energy flows spanning three orders of magnitude and the underlying energy balance variables evolve over two time scales. The framework allows for the derivation of control-relevant models in each time scale and classifies the control objectives leading to a hierarchical control strategy. We demonstrate that the analysis uses minimum process information, is efficient, and scalable to large networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Volume10
Issue numberPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event10th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, DYCOPS 2013 - Mumbai, India
Duration: Dec 18 2013Dec 20 2013

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
★ Partial financial support for this work by National Science Foundation (through Grant CBET-1133167) is gratefully acknowledged.

Funding Information:
Partial financial support for this work by National Science Foundation (through Grant CBET-1133167) is gratefully acknowledged.

Keywords

  • Graph theory
  • Hierarchical control
  • Multi-time scale dynamics
  • Naphtha reforming

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