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(:title DCOST - APMonitor Option:) (:keywords DCOST, Optimization, Estimation, Option, Configure, Default, Description:) (:description Delta cost penalty for MV movement:)

 Type: Floating Point, Input
 Default Value: 0.00001
 Description: Delta cost penalty for MV movement

Adds a term to the objective function that gives a minor penalty for changing the MV. The weight of the penalty is adjusted with the input value. This is useful for systems where excessive movement to the MV causes damage to equipment or undesirable results. By assigning a weight that is small in comparison to the objective function value, optimal performance is achieved while changing the MV only when necessary.