Automatic Generation of a Lifecycle Analysis Model from a First Principles Industrial Process Simulation Model

Kashif Gulzar, Reino Ruusu, Seppo Sierla, Pekka Aarnio, Tommi Karhela, Valeriy Vyatkin

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    Abstract

    Model driven development of industrial process control systems has received extensive interest from the industrial informatics community. Another area of active interest has been the use of simulation of industrial processes in conjunction with control system design. However, the importance of sustainable development and environmental footprints are becoming increasingly important for the process industry, and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is the established technique for this purpose. LCA is currently being performed manually by a corps of engineers unaware of recent developments in industrial informatics. Thus LCA is a cumbersome process that cannot be integrated into a model driven development philosophy. This can significantly undermine the benefits from model driven development, since the outcome of LCA may result in significant change requests to the process design and consequently to the control system design. These problems could be overcome, if LCA could be brought under the scope of model driven development. This requires that the LCA model could be generated automatically into the LCA tool. This is feasible, since process designers ofter develop a first principles process simulation model that has the required information. This paper presents a methodology for automatic LCA model generation from a first-principles simulation model.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics
    Subtitle of host publicationINDIN 2018
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages741-746
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4829-2, 978-1-5386-4828-5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-4830-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2018
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event16th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2018 - Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 18 Jul 201820 Jul 2018
    Conference number: 16

    Conference

    Conference16th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2018
    Abbreviated titleINDIN 2018
    CountryPortugal
    CityPorto
    Period18/07/1820/07/18

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    Keywords

    • Constraint Handling Rules
    • Life Cycle Assessment
    • Model transformation
    • Ontology
    • Semantic
    • Simulation

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    Gulzar, K., Ruusu, R., Sierla, S., Aarnio, P., Karhela, T., & Vyatkin, V. (2018). Automatic Generation of a Lifecycle Analysis Model from a First Principles Industrial Process Simulation Model. In Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics: INDIN 2018 (pp. 741-746). [8471980] IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/INDIN.2018.8471980