Document Type

Dissertation

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

1.2 COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, 2. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, Automation and control systems

Publication Details

Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the Master of Engineering in Pharmaceutical Process Control and Automation of the Dublin Institute of Technology

Abstract

Fuzzy logic is a form of multi-valued logic derived from fuzzy set theory. Its methodology aims to provide a definitive solution from information that may be construed as ambiguous, imprecise or noisy. Classical set theory studies the properties of sets, while fuzzy set theory investigates the degree to which an element can be related to a set. The aim of this project is to develop a control strategy for a specific technical challenge relating to the food processing sector based on the deployment of fuzzy logic control concepts. Specifically, in this paper the author is concerned with the ability to control the density input of a variable feed product stream by automatically adjusting the „thermo pressure‟ & „feed flow‟ within desired limits. For the purpose of this study, the expert knowledge of both senior automation engineers and process operators was procured in order to develop an understanding of the dynamics and the limitations of the manufacturing process. The focus of this study is the development of a fuzzy logic control system for the production of “Whey Permeate Concentrate” in the production facilities of Glanbia plc. in Ballyragget, County Kilkenny.

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