Journal of Process Control, Vol.23, No.5, 664-681, 2013
Modeling and advanced control method of PVC polymerization process
Based on data driven modeling theory, PVC polymerization process modeling and intelligent optimization control algorithm is studied. Firstly, a multi-T-S fuzzy neural networks soft-sensing model combining the principal component analysis (PCA) and fuzzy c-means (FCM) clustering algorithm is proposed to predict the convention rate and velocity of Vinyle Chloride Monomer (VCM). The proposed hybrid learning algorithm utilizing the harmony search (HS) and least square method is used to adjust the model premise parameters and consequent parameters. Secondly, the generalized predictive control (GPC) algorithm of polymerizer temperature based on segmental affine is proposed. According to dynamic equation of polymerizer temperature deduced by heat balance mechanism, the segmental affine model is built by temperature and convention rate of the polymerizer. Then linear matrix inequality (LMI) method is used to design the controller. Finally, simulation results and industrial application show the validity and feasibility of the proposed control strategy. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.