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

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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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Co-simulation with rigorous dynamic simulators and optimizing APC via OPC UA communication. / Pelkola, Antti; Saarela, Ville; Ojala, Martti; Miettinen, Tuomas; Savolainen, Jouni.

Automaatio XXI Proceedings. 2015.

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Pelkola A, Saarela V, Ojala M, Miettinen T, Savolainen J. Co-simulation with rigorous dynamic simulators and optimizing APC via OPC UA communication. In Automaatio XXI Proceedings. 2015