Control Systems

Control systems are designed to maintain separation in a changing environment by maintaining operating variables at their optimum values for process performance. The configuration used depends on the variability of the vessel feed, the ability of the operating and instrumentation staff, the availability of detectors and other parts, capital costs and the goals of the project. The most basic system only controls the interface level, between the aqueous suspension and froth phases, while complex systems can integrate expert systems or other forms of artificial intelligence into a full-grade/recovery adjustment strategy.

All columns perform best when flows are constant, therefore operation should be as close to steady-state conditions as possible. Good control systems limit damage due to variations by maintaining constant flows in earlier stages, establishing a recycle within the column system, or compensating by changing conditions within the vessel.

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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