Owing to aging facilities and process modifications, the production efficiency of many existing petrochemical plants has fallen lower than optimal. Conventional data-driven AI tools can only perform prediction and optimization within given data and operational ranges, limiting the possibility of further production benefit enhancements. ITRI developed an AI-enhanced intelligent production efficiency support system which features automatic guidance to maintain optimum production process efficiency. This enables petrochemicals industries to upgrade current automatic controlled operation modes to intelligent operations and creates new value through intelligent manufacturing management.
Applications & Benefits
This technology, equipped with AI-enhanced and predictive theoretical modeling, both based on chemical process theories, can significantly enhance the adaptability and accuracy of AI tools within the petrochemical industry. The participating manufacturer has validated the technology by operating a given process within suggested parameters. The resulting yield proved to be 1-2% higher than the previous best value in their operating history, a result which has proved the feasibility of the system.