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Process Plant Reliable Operations Facilitated and Enhanced by Information Technology

Objective

The objective of this project is to develop an integrated framework for the plant-wide management of industries, such as chemical and oil, which use complex interlinked processes. The project combines control theory algorithmic techniques and Artificial Intelligence concepts.

The outcome of the project will provide tools and techniques in order to achieve:

- safe and economically advantageous operations supported by automated algorithmic procedures for responding to plant upsets, complete with information concerning the status of the plant
- economical and flexible operation by providing decision aids and procedures for implementing changes online in an optimal and precise manner through control system modification, and also advice concerning operating procedures
- integration with other products available in process industry

Prototypes will be implemented at two industrial sites.

The benefits will be improved profitability, product quality, safety and maintainability.

The project has given special emphasis, at the early phases of development, towards the definition of an overall architecture for hierarchical integration of the functions necessary to support the management of the process industries.Emphasis has been placed towards the functions necessary to:

- Assess the status of the process complex at the unit, plant and site levels based on intelligent processing of measured information
- Coordinate the plant units for achieving an overall objective
- Provide integrated operations management at the site level.

Coordinator

Intrasoft
Address
Adrianiou Street 2
11525 Athenes
Greece

Participants (8)

Asea Brown Boveri AG
Germany
Address
Gottlieb-daimler-straße 6
68165 Mannheim
DSM RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Koestraat, 118
6160 MD Geleen
EB INDUSTRY AND OFFSHORE
Norway
Address
Rodelokka, 6540
0501 Oslo
INST ITP TUE-TNO
Netherlands
Address
Horsten, 2
5612 AX Eindhoven
Modular Computer Services (Modcomp)
United Kingdom
Address
Molly Millars Lane
RG11 25Q Wokingham
SAST
United Kingdom
Address
Waterway House The Ham
TW8 8HQ Brentford
SINTEF PRODUCTION ENGINEERING
Norway
Address
Richard Birkelandsvej, 2B
7034 Trondheim
STATOIL
Norway
Address
Forus
4001 Trondheim