Any phosphoric acid plant generates data containing useful information to be analysed and interpreted. From this data management and analysis, a decision support system can be developed by introducing new variables called ‘soft sensors’. These provide a real-time indication of the plant performance, its maintenance level, and even the quality of the product.
Based on this concept, Prayon has demonstrated in Belgium the value of implementing such a system to get the best from a phosphoric acid plant. It consists of a dashboard that can be adapted to the needs of any other producer.