Automatic generation of dynamic simulation models based on standard engineering data

Niklas Paganus, Karri Honkoila, Marko Luukkainen, Tommi Karhela

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Dynamic process simulation is used to mitigate risks, reduce costs and improve quality of design in plant engineering. Traditionally, simulation models are created manually from engineering source data. Benefits of utilising simulation are recognised by the industry, but simulation is not exploited to its full potential due to its current laborious nature. Engineering software interoperability improves efficiency in engineering workflows. Required manual work is reduced, enabling faster and more robust design to be conducted. In process industry and power generation, the ISO 15926 standard is being adopted as a neutral engineering data classification. In this paper, work conducted by authors in integrating the dynamic process simulation software Apros into the engineering workflow by automatically creating simulation models based on standard engineering data is reported. A case study was conducted to demonstrate the implemented features. Process engineering data in the Proteus XML format was used as the source data for simulation model generation. The case study shows that the implemented features reduce manual work required, lowering the threshold for utilising simulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings of The 9th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2016, The 57th SIMS Conference on Simulation and Modelling SIMS 2016
PublisherLinköping University Electronic Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-91-7685-399-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event9th Eurosim Congress on Modelling and Simulation: 57th SIMS conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 2016) - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 12 Sep 201616 Sep 2016

Publication series

SeriesLinköping Electronic Conference Proceedings


Conference9th Eurosim Congress on Modelling and Simulation
Abbreviated titleEUROSIM 2016
OtherThe EUROSIM 2016 Congress provides a forum where modelling and simulation professionals from industry, society and science exchange knowledge, experiences and strengthen multidisciplinary network.


  • simulation
  • engineering workflow
  • interoperability
  • virtual plant

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