Industrial production processes are often operated such that energy consumption or operation costs are minimized. Typically this means full exploitation of the technical facilities so that the process will operate just within the safety limits. Even small disturbances can cause great damage or even danger in this situation, so they have to be corrected immediately. Special optimizing controllers are available for that purpose (Model Predictive Control).

Goal of the project was the investigation of a new approach that takes into account the possible future disturbances in calculating the current correction. This ensures safety but prohibits overly pessimistic corrections that might neutralize the expected savings.