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|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|17166||2011||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||4560 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Process Control, Volume 21, Issue 10, December 2011, Pages 1370–1377
The primary objective of batch data as trajectory alignment (or synchronization) is to standardize the data sampling per batch according to the evolution of the process, and secondarily to homogenize the samples per run. The use of an indicator variable performs both objectives well. Two examples from the pharmaceutical sector are discussed to illustrate the different ways to deal with uneven samples across batches and across variables in the same batch. Since trajectory alignment requires large time investment, a simple triage approach is proposed to assess the need to analyze the dynamics of a given process and hence perform alignment. The presented examples are representative of a broad variety of batch processes that are operated by recipe in the pharmaceutical sector. In our experience, the variables associated with the automation triggers in these recipes are the best indicator variables to use for alignment. This is due to (i) the fact that the trigger variables are easy to identify from the automation of the recipe, (ii) operators are familiar with these, (iii) the target values for triggers are known a priori and hence the resulting alignment scheme can be performed in real-time for monitoring applications and (iv) it makes the monitoring scheme easy to understand and justify around the design-space since the design-space may originally be defined in terms of the trigger variables for each phase of the batch.
The application of multivariate latent variable models to analyze batch processes has been widely studied and discussed in literature in applications ranging from the analysis and troubleshooting of the process using historical data from the network of sensors installed in the process; process monitoring and fault detection for continuous quality assurance; process operation design and optimization; and control. These techniques have been successfully implemented in industrial settings, with some applications available in the public literature and excellent reviews written on the topic  and . A batch recipe will commonly be executed by a series of instructions that trigger the available actuators based on process targets (temperature, weights, pressured, etc.) and will often have uneven time-length. Due to this uneven time duration across batches a key exercise in performing any statistical analysis of batch data is the need to align (or synchronize) the samples taken throughout the run, for all batches available. This is necessary so that sample i (across batches) correspond to the same state of evolution for a given process variable (i.e., temperature from the heating phase for batch A should not be contrasted with the temperature during the reactive phase for batch B). Nomikos and MacGregor  identified the indicator variable approach to synchronize the data. Kassidas et al.  later proposed to use Dynamic Time Warping when there was no other observation of the evolution of the batch. This work presents our experience in dealing with these situations with two examples representative of those in the pharmaceutical sector. We also comment on the expectations of a batch alignment exercise from a practical perspective and finally present a triage method to assess the potential impact of the dynamics of a process onto the final product quality; and hence determine the need to invest the necessary time and effort to align the data, or not.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
Batch process analysis is not a trivial exercise not because the methods or the techniques need further development (to make it easier!) but because the dynamics of the process add increased complexity to the system to be analyzed (when compared to the steady state). In our experience analyzing batch data from pharmaceutical processes, the use of the variables associated with the automation triggers used in the execution recipe as indicator variables is a simple and powerful method to align the batch data. The use of these key variables as indicators of process evolution results in an alignment strategy that can be applied in real-time if the model is to be used for monitoring. For multi-stage processes the analysis will likely require the use of more than one indicator variable. Two cases are presented where different approaches were used to handle the dynamics in the process, indicator variable alignment proved to be a better approach than time interpolations. A simple procedure was presented to triage the need to align the batch data. This method was applied to the analysis of data from a film coating step and shown to provide an early assessment of the importance of the dynamics. This crude approach needs no alignment of the data and was able to provide an acceptable classification of the batches according to the performance of the final product. The use of an indicator variable proved to be much superior in extracting the dynamic features of the data and hence resulted in a better prediction and classification of the batches. Overall, we believe that analyzing data from a batch process and performing a proper alignment of the variable trajectories provides detailed process understanding which is key to the assurance of quality in our products.