Practical Batch Process Management
- Mike Barker, B.Sc (Elec.Eng), Senior Electrical Consultant, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Jawahar Rawtani, M.Sc(Tech), MBA, Senior Electrical Engineer, Nashik, India
Historically batch control systems were designed individually to match a specific arrangement of plant equipment. They lacked the ability to convert to new products without having to modify the control systems, and did not lend themselves to integration with manufacturing management systems. Practical Batch Management Systems explains how to utilize the building blocks and arrange the structures of modern batch management systems to produce flexible schemes suitable for automated batch management, with the capability to be reconfigured to use the same plant equipment in different combinations. It introduces current best practice in the automation of batch processes, including the drive for integration with MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) products from major IT vendors. References and examples are drawn from DCS / PLC batch control products currently on the market.
Professional engineersSpecialist students* Engineers and Technicians in process or control/instrument fields who are involved in batch process control projects* Production Supervisors or Managers interested in developing improved batch management techniques through the use of automation systems* System Integrators seeking to provide a design service to clients* Those in businesses that have automated batch manufacturing as a part of their production activity* Instrumentation and Design Engineers* Chemical Engineers * Process Engineers* Electrical Engineers * Project Engineers* Design Engineers * Field Technicians* Electrical Technicians * Electricians* Plant Operators