Digitalisation is a topic constantly discussed throughout the process industries. PSE, with its gPROMS advanced process modelling technology, has for many years been at the forefront of developments that are enabling the revolution in digital design. Siemens is an industry leader in the field of digitalisation, having been instrumental in the original German Industrie 4.0 initiative.
In this seminar the two companies describes a broad vision for digital design and operations that leverages the deep process knowledge contained in the form of high-fidelity process models, and a practice that can deliver value now, rather than in the future. The vision and practice are illustrated with examples of actual applications from leading process organisations.
Please note that this agenda is subject to change prior to the event.
|10:00-10:30||Digital design, digital operations – current practice and trends
Digital design and operations are hot topics in the process industries, but there is a lack of consensus as to what the terminology means in practice. This presentation describes (1) a vision for digitalisation that combines deep process knowledge in the form of high-fidelity models with data – laboratory and plant – capable of delivering significant value, and (2) a practical set of technologies and solutions capable of delivering value now, not just at some distant point in the future.
Presenter: Mark Matzopoulos, PSE
|10:30-11:00||Intelligent digital operations
The ability to incorporate deep process knowledge in the form of first-principles models within digital operations applications is a major step forward for operation of large-scale process plants. This presentation describes what this means in practice, and the ways in which the company is taking the new applications to market as part of its digital transformation strategy.
Presenter: Mathias Oppelt, Siemens Process Automation
|11:00-11:30||Intelligent digital operations case studies
This describes some practical applications, including; ethylene yield monitoring and furnace optimisation technology, a site utilities optimiser for minimising energy cost, and a large-scale gas operations optimisation that enables optimal response to abnormal situations.
Presenter: Dr Steve Hall, PSE
|11:30-12:00||Reactor decision support systems for operators
Similar digital operations technology can be applied to monitoring and optimising the complex reactors at the heart of most chemical processes. This presentation describes a recent application, illustrated with typical operator decision support dashboards.
Presenter: Dr Sang Phil Han, PSE
|13:30-13:45||Digital design for formulated products – pharma, food & specialty chemicals
Digital design has been increasingly applied in the pharmaceuticals and other formulated products sectors in the last 5 years, and was given a significant boost by the 4-year Advanced Digital Design of Pharmaceutical Therapeutics (ADDoPT) project, which is currently drawing to a close. This session describes some of the applications addressed in that project, among others.
Presenter: Dr Sean Bermingham, PSE
|13:45-14:00||Case: Digital design of drug substance manufacture|
|14:00-14:15||Case: digital design of continuous drug manufacturing processes|
|14:15-14:30||Case: Digital design of spray drying processes for food manufacture|
|14:30-14:45||Case: Digital design of lithium processing operations|
|14:45-15:30||Co-simulation for detailed equipment design – spray dryers
The combination of CFD and advanced process modelling provides powerful capabilities in cases where complex chemistry and mixing effects both need to be taken into account. This presentation describes the principles, practice and benefits of combining the two technologies, illustrated with examples.
Presented by Siemens PLM
|15:30-16:00||Wrap-up and discussion|