Samsung lets control contract for methylamine plant

South Korea's Samsung Fine Chemicals let a contract to MDC Technology, Teesside, UK, for a model-based predictive controller, to be installed at Samsung's methyl amine plant at Ulsan, South Korea.The project, which MDC Technology will perform in collaboration with its strategic partner AID Corp., is designed to improve overall plant operational stability, maximize unit throughput, and reduce energy usage, said MDC.To achieve this, it will stabilize fractionation-column temperature profiles, reducing standard deviation by at least 50% in key locations; and reduce energy consumption by at least 5%.Additional control system objectives are:Controlling the nitrogen-to-carbon ratio in t...

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