PROCESS CONTROL OF HEAVY MEDIA SYSTEMS FOR COAL PREPARATION PLANTS.

J. Sottile, Jeffrey L. Kohler, D. Placha

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Abstract

The concurrent demand for both lower-sulfur coal and lower-priced coal has resulted in an increased interest in control of unit operations within the coal preparation plant. While equipment control is widely used, process control of liquid/solid mixtures is seldom used and is fraught with problems. The control of the medium's specific gravity in a heavy-media cyclone-separation process exemplifies many of the issues which must be addressed. These include sensor and sensing problems, control scheme selection, and process modeling constraints. These issues are examined, as is a pilot circuit which was constructed to acquire a better understanding of the problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1590-1596
Number of pages7
JournalConference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society)
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

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Coal preparation
Process control
Coal
Control equipment
Density (specific gravity)
Sulfur
Networks (circuits)
Sensors
Liquids

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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