ProPAT aims to develop a flexible, scalable, and affordable process monitoring and control composed based on a variety of Process Analyitc Technologies (PAT). Specifically ProPAT consists of (i) novel NIR sensors and Particle Size analysers and (ii) an integrated set of commercial smart sensors for online real-time monitoring, complemented by data fusion and chemometric models to translate sensor data to predictions of (a) key process parameters and (b) of critical point detection. These elements will be brought together via a versatile Global Control Software Platform for data acquisition, data processing & mining and User Interface that will act as Decision Support System, transforming process data and predictions to useful information for the operators and production managers. ProPAT will thus enable them to increase process efficiency and product quality and reduce primary resources, scrap and off-spec products thereby dramatically reducing overcosts derived from even slight deviations from the optimum process.
Increased globalisation and competition are drivers for process analytical technologies (PAT) that enables seamless control, greater flexibility and cost efficiency.
ProPAT will enable near real time closed-loop process control to operate industrial processes at their optimum while ensuring high levels of quality.
Through the adoption of ProPAT in process industries, operators will be empowered to monitor progress and halt.
SPIRE 1 - 2014 Integrated Process Control
Grant Agreement no. 637232.
Mr. Yorgos Chalkias
+34 93 554 25 00
Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia
Avda. Carl Friedrich Gauss nº 11
(Barcelona) - Spain