This presentation describes how the combination of equation-based general-purpose modelling technologies and next-generation digital application framework provide an environment for easy construction and application of fast, robust online utility system models. A real industrial example is presented where PSE’s tool gPROMS Utilities and PSE’s gPROMS Digital Applications Platform are used to develop and deploy a digital twin of a steam system. The twin is linked to plant data systems, updating itself through machine-learning capabilities, validating actual performance and, where appropriate, identifying departures from normal operation. Cost-reducing operating changes are highlighted. Visualisation of the twin is seen to be critically important to give operators greater insight and confidence to run the process safely at the optimum point, thereby making a major contribution towards Operational Excellence.

What this webinar covers

  • The challenges of operating utility systems at minimum cost
  • Introduction to a digital approach
  • Details of gPROMS Utilities
  • Introduction to the gPROMS Digital Applications Platform
  • Demonstration of the ideal workflow for applying a digital approach to utility system optimisation
  • Industrial implementation and visualisation of results
  • Future outlook and possibilities

Presenter(s)

Dr Steve Hall Dr Steve Hall is the Director of Operational Excellence Solutions at Process Systems Enterprise (PSE). He has over 25 years’ experience in process improvement projects in the oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. His areas of expertise include the implementation of on-line digital solutions for process monitoring and optimisation. Steve has a PhD from UMIST in the UK, has written papers on process improvement and has patents in areas of dehydrogenation and hydrocracking. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK).
Gerardo Sanchis Gerardo Sanchis is a Chemical engineer with over 9 years’ of experience providing advanced modelling solutions to the Energy and Chemicals industries. He has worked in projects developing simulation & optimisation applications in the areas of HVAC, thermal power generation, carbon capture and storage and utilities systems to improve process design and asset management. At PSE, Gerardo works in the gPROMS Operational Excellence Solutions team which implements on-line applications, in particular, PSE’s utilities optimisation solutions. Gerardo has a MSc from Technical University of Valencia and studied one year at Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
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