"plant-Friendly" system identification: A challenge for the process industries

Daniel E. Rivera, Hyunjin Lee, Martin W. Braun, Hans D. Mittelmann

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The term »plant-friendly» system identification has been used within the chemical process control research community in reference to the broad-based goal of accomplishing informative identification testing while meeting the demands of industrial practice. While many different identification topics (such as control-relevant identification, closed-loop identification and optimal input design) can be said to contribute to plant-friendliness in identification, the problem has some unique character of its own. This paper describes some of the issues that motivate plant-friendly identification and presents an overview of some approaches that have been proposed in this topic. The problem of identification test monitoring is presented as a novel means for accomplishing plant-friendly identification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)891-896
Number of pages6
JournalIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Issue number16
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event13th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, SYSID 2003 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Aug 27 2003Aug 29 2003


  • chemical process control
  • identification test monitoring
  • plant-friendly system identification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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