•Explains how to analyze the requirements for controlling a batch process, develop the control logic to meet these requirements, and troubleshoot the process controls in batch processes
•Presents three categories of batch processes (cyclical batch, multigrade facilities, and flexible batch) and examines the differences in the control requirements in each
•Examines various concepts of a product recipe and what its nature must be in a flexible batch facility
•Approaches the subject from the process perspective, with emphasis on the advantages of using structured logic in the automation of all but the simplest batch processes.
•Discusses the flow of information starting at the plant floor and continuing through various levels of the control logic up to the corporate IT level
Keywords: Control of Batch Processes; Cecil Smith; cyclical batch; multigrade facilities; flexible batch; batch reactors and batch distillation columns, Quality & Reliability, Control Process & Measurements, Quality & Reliability, Control Process & Measurements