Production within the process industry is very much characterised by the making and processing of blends. Within blending, intermediate as well as end products are produced from a number of input materials. The optimal use of the necessary raw ingredients determines the contribution margin of each order. And this needs to be maximised.
The recipes of the blends to be produced often have minimum and maximum limits of individual specification parameters. Within the scope of blending optimisation, the aim is to utilise the scope given by these parameters in a cost-optimised manner. If different batches exist for each material and, in addition, a linear blending behaviour of the individual quality parameters is given, an optimal composition of the compound can be calculated. Finally, a process order can be created from the results of the blending simulation.