Commenced in January 2007
Frequency: Monthly
Edition: International
Paper Count: 30685
Artificial Neural Networks for Identification and Control of a Lab-Scale Distillation Column Using LABVIEW

Authors: J. Fernandez de Canete, S. Gonzalez-Perez, P. del Saz-Orozco


LABVIEW is a graphical programming language that has its roots in automation control and data acquisition. In this paper we have utilized this platform to provide a powerful toolset for process identification and control of nonlinear systems based on artificial neural networks (ANN). This tool has been applied to the monitoring and control of a lab-scale distillation column DELTALAB DC-SP. The proposed control scheme offers high speed of response for changes in set points and null stationary error for dual composition control and shows robustness in presence of externally imposed disturbance.

Keywords: Neural Networks, Identification, Control, Distillation, monitoring, labview

Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 2404


[1] I. A. Basheer and M. Hajmeer M. "Artificial Neural Networks: Fundamentals, Computing, Design, and Application", Journal of Microbiological Methods., n. 43, pp. 3-31, 2000.
[2] J.C. Hoskins and D.M. Himmelblau, D.M., "Artificial Neural Network Models of Knowledge Representation in Chemical Engineering", Computer and Chemical Engineering. n. 12 , 9 , pp. 881-890, 1988.
[3] S. Skogestad, "Dynamics and control of distillation columns - A tutorial introduction", Trans IChemE, n. 75 (Part A), pp. 539-562, 1997.
[4] S. Skogestad,"Control structure design for complete chemical plants, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 28, pp. 219-234, 2004.
[5] M.A. Hussain, "Review of the applications of neural networks in chemical process control. Simulation and on-line implementations", Artificial Intelligence in Engineering, Vol. 13, pp. 55-68, 1999.
[6] R. Bishop, R. Learning with LabVIEW 7 Express, New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 2004.
[7] D. Zeng, L. Gao, J. Lin, J. Lin,Y. Qu, Application of Labview in online monitoring and automatic control of fermentation process, Control & Computer, n 22, pp. 48-50, 2006.
[8] Z. Lin and S. Yin, "Design of PID temperature controlling system based on virtual instrument technique", Proceed. Eight Int. Conference on Electronic Measurements and Instruments, Vol. 3, pp. 69-73, 2007.
[9] J. Horng, "Hybrid MATLAB and LABVIEW with neural network to implement a SCADA system of AC servo motor", Advances in Engineering Software n. 39, pp. 149-155, 2008.