Worldwide News PROCESS ANALYTICS AND INDUSTRY 4.0 The triumphant advance of automation in all sectors of the process industries requires an increasingly continuous monitoring of process parameters. This is only possible through substantial improvements in online analytical technology. Cost pressure, globalization, and quality assurance will additionally stimulate the demand for automation in the future across all other industries. Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs) of intermediates or final products. Process Analytical Technology offers a number of tools for measuring and controlling these CPPs. Process analysis is a holistic approach that separates a whole system into its components, and the analytics is the method of logical analysis. A stepbystep breakdown of the process is then used to convey the inputs, outputs, and operations that take place during each phase. A process analysis can be used to improve the understanding of how the process operates, and to determine tarIn this context it is ACHEMA’s aim to provide you with firsthand, compact yet comprehensive, and reallife information on all aspects of PAT process control and engineering. So What Is “PAT” — Process Analytical Technology — All About? PAT is definitely much more than just one sensor integrated into a process. Process Analytical Technology is a riskbased strategy for designing, analyzing and controlling manufacturing processes. The Critical Process Parameters (CPPs) are identified in line with the definition of the R. Körfer is Project Manager at DECHEMA e.V.; T. Scheuring is CEO of DECHEMA Exhibitions. 6 A special edition from PROCESS Picture: BASF, archives MPROCESS Addressing topics with particular impact for the future of our industry has always been one of ACHEMA’s key targets — and process analytics is a perfect example. DR. RENATA KÖRFER AND DR. THOMAS SCHEURING On the fast track to production: Process analysis will certainly play a more important role in the future of the process industries than it has in the past.
ACHEMA Worldwide News 2/2014
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