November 16, 2016 by Rachel Lowell / 0 Comment
Rachel Lowell

Mind. Blown. My Sentiments Every Time I Work with Adaptive Process Control Technology

Mind. Blown.

It's no secret that the internet and its parallel technologies have created an entirely different, unexpected world than anyone could have ever predicted or imagined. It is not just something that is nice to have, but rather essential to daily living. In the last few years, technology has changed my life in more ways than I can count. Yesterday, while sitting at my desk in Houston, I was able to collaborate on various projects in real time with my colleagues in Boston. Several months ago I was able to travel across Europe on my own, booking lodging and transportation each day from a device that fits in my pocket. I have access to more information than I can possibly digest right at my fingertips, and while this technology shapes our lives, most of it is taken for granted.


It is impossible for me, however, to work with
Adaptive Process Control technology and take
it for granted.


Brilliant minds at AspenTech Mind. Blown. That is how I feel every single day working at AspenTech, learning and appreciating the sheer genius of Adaptive Process Control, which addresses the complexities of our ever-changing world. The brilliant minds at AspenTech have accomplished so much in the last few years in the realm of Advanced Process Control (APC) – it is truly incredible.


Adaptive Process Control is an incredible technology that allows manufacturing plants to keep chemical processes up-to-date and in sync with ever-changing conditions. In this video, I explain how that is possible.


Richard Wawrzon from QenosNot only do I get to work with the people behind the software, I also work with our users, so I see both sides of the story. I recently interviewed Richard Wawrzon from Qenos on how Adaptive Process Control made his life easier.


APC technology has allowed Qenos to maintain more accurate models, despite constant changes, which has resulted in production, yield and efficiency benefits. As you can see in the Qenos case study, this technology not only helps improve the daily workflow for Richard, but everyone else in supporting groups at Qenos too.


The world around us is changing at a rapid pace. From the "phone" in my pocket to chemical plants manufacturing hundreds of thousands of products in huge quantities, I plan to take advantage of new technology that makes my life easier. It is time to embrace these changes or be left behind. As you take the steps to learn more and incorporate Adaptive Process Control into your workflows, prepare to have your mind blown!


  • Tushar Singh
    October 04, 2016 by Tushar Singh / 0 Comment

    Have you Maximized Benefits from Advanced Process Control?

    Advanced Process Control (APC) has been used in the process industry for many decades in various forms, from DCS-based control schemes to computer-based Model Predictive Control (MPC). The technology has been applied very successfully and with significant benefits to a wide variety of process units such as Crude Distillation Units, Hydrocrackers, FCC, Cokers, Reformers and Hydrotreaters.