Advanced Control Foundation : Batch and Continuous Processes — Interactive Source for Process Control

Wireless Control Foundation

Continuous and Discrete Control
for the Process Industry

Wireless Model Predictive Control


This workshop provides several exercises that are used to explore wireless MPC operation. A simplified process model of a divided wall column (DWC) is used to demonstrate how wireless MPC performance differs from wired MPC performance.

Step 1: Set MPC for wired operation and open the PredictPro Operate application to view the divided wall column MPC function block.

Step 2: Reset the control performance calculation and then make a 10% setpoint change for Top Temperature and observe the response trend.

Step 3: Record IAE and number of communications recorded for this test.

Step 4: Using the COM_SEL parameter in the test module, enable Window wireless measurement update with a period of 16 sec, default period of 32 sec and 1 percent deadband.

Step 5: Perform steps 2-3 for wireless MPC operation – compare respective performance of the wired and wireless operation.