(647f) Integrating Scheduling and Control for a Mixed-Mode Process

Wassick, J. M., The Dow Chemical Company
Nie, Y., Dow Chemical Company
Lin, B., The Dow Chemical Company
Hoogerwerf, R., Dow Benelux B.V.

The control of mixed-mode manufacturing operations that contain both batch units and continuous operations presents the challenge of synchronizing the continuous operations to the batch sequencing.  This presentation will describe an approach that has been applied to an industrial scale process.  Results will be presented and future research directions will be suggested.