Release date: 2020.11.16

AI makes chemical plant operation changes 40% more efficient.

Category: Information

Author: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology , Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC)

 NEC Corporation (NEC), the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., and Omega Simulation Inc. have developed an operation support system for large chemical plants. The system combines logical thinking AI, which supports large infrastructures such as chemical plants, with a mirror plant reproduced on a simulator. The system is demonstrated at a Mitsui Chemicals plant, and it can take 40% more efficient operation than manual operation by an operator.
This technology improves the efficiency of chemical plant operations by reducing the number of raw materials and energy used by reducing the time it takes to stabilize operations.