Automating Operating Procedure Synthesis for Batch Processes: Part II Implementation and Application

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A framework for operating procedure synthesis in batch processes was presented in part on of this paper. In this part, we present, iTOPS (intelligent tool for operating procedure synthesis), a knowledge based system for implementing the concepts outlined in the framework. iTOPS has been developed in Gensym's G2 expert system shell. The architecture of iTOPS, that consists of components that closely mirror the strategies of the synthesis framework, is described. The implementation and algorithmic details of each of these components in the iTOPS architecture are explained. Finally the application of iTOPS to on an industrial case study is presented.


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  • Other Engineering and Technologies
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1687-1698
JournalComputers and Chemical Engineering
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Publication categoryResearch