Co-simulation of a dynamic process simulator and an event-based control system: Case district heating system

Eero Vesaoja, Seppo Sierla, Tommi Karhela, Paul G. Flikkema, Antti Aikala, Tuomas Miettinen, Chen-Wei Yang

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Abstract

A smart electric grid incorporating local generation and storage is an area of active research in the industrial automation community. Very little attention has been given to similar possibilities in hot water grids that are used extensively for district heating in several countries, especially in Central and Northern Europe. In this paper, possibilities for heat trade in such a grid are investigated through simulation, considering the thermo-hydraulic properties of such a grid. For the distributed automation of several independent producer-consumers, an event based IEC 61499 solution is presented. The paper proposes a cosimulation environment for a dynamic process simulator and an event based control system, which is applied to the district heating case.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 IEEE Emerging Technology and Factory Automation (ETFA)
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-4845-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2014 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 16 Sep 201419 Sep 2014
Conference number: 19

Conference

Conference19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2014
Abbreviated titleETFA 2014
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period16/09/1419/09/14

Keywords

  • district heating
  • thermal energy networks
  • distributed generation
  • co-simulation
  • synchronization
  • IEC 61499
  • prosumer

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    Vesaoja, E., Sierla, S., Karhela, T., Flikkema, P. G., Aikala, A., Miettinen, T., & Yang, C-W. (2014). Co-simulation of a dynamic process simulator and an event-based control system: Case district heating system. In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Emerging Technology and Factory Automation (ETFA) [7005184] IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ETFA.2014.7005184