Research Smart Process Manufacturing
An Intelligent Control Method for the Low-Carbon Operation of Energy-Intensive Equipment
a State Key Laboratory of Synthetical Automation for Process Industries, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
b National Engineering Technology Research Center for Metallurgical Industry Automation (Shenyang), Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
Based on an analysis of the operational control behavior of operation experts on energy-intensive equipment, this paper proposes an intelligent control method for low-carbon operation by combining mechanism analysis with deep learning, linking control and optimization with prediction, and integrating decision-making with control. This method, which consists of setpoint control, self-optimized tuning, and tracking control, ensures that the energy consumption per tonne is as low as possible, while remaining within the target range. An intelligent control system for low-carbon operation is developed by adopting the end–edge–cloud collaboration technology of the Industrial Internet. The system is successfully applied to a fused magnesium furnace and achieves remarkable results in reducing carbon emissions.