Co-simulation with rigorous dynamic simulators and optimizing APC via OPC UA communication

Antti Pelkola, Ville Saarela, Martti Ojala, Tuomas Miettinen, Jouni Savolainen

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    Abstract

    Optimizing production rate changes and abnormal situations of process plants induce a number of design and performance criteria for Advanced Process Control (APC). In addition to stabilizing control APC must also possess optimal performance within wide operating regions in capacity changes and abnormal situations with changing, preset criteria. This paper deals with the verification of APC against plant specific performance criteria utilizing a safe simulation environment with seamless co-simulation of two rigorous dynamic simulators. The presented simulation environment enables extended hard-testing of the APC capabilities to possess autonomous functionalities and to manage also involved environmental risks in abnormal situations. A refinery process furnace has been presented as a case study of the presented subject.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAutomaatio XXI Proceedings
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventAutomaatio XXI - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 17 Mar 201518 Mar 2015

    Seminar

    SeminarAutomaatio XXI
    CountryFinland
    CityHelsinki
    Period17/03/1518/03/15

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    Process control
    Simulators
    Communication
    Furnaces
    Testing

    Keywords

    • co-simulation
    • rigorous dynamic simulator
    • APC
    • MPC
    • DRTO
    • OPC UA communication
    • lookahead simulation
    • dynamic modeling
    • Apros dynamic simulator
    • NAPCON dynamic simulator
    • NAPCON Controller
    • NAPCON Informer

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    Pelkola, A., Saarela, V., Ojala, M., Miettinen, T., & Savolainen, J. (2015). Co-simulation with rigorous dynamic simulators and optimizing APC via OPC UA communication. In Automaatio XXI Proceedings
    Pelkola, Antti ; Saarela, Ville ; Ojala, Martti ; Miettinen, Tuomas ; Savolainen, Jouni. / Co-simulation with rigorous dynamic simulators and optimizing APC via OPC UA communication. Automaatio XXI Proceedings. 2015.
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