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Advanced decision support system for chemical/petrochemical manufacturing processes

Objective

CHEM will build flexible and integrated software allowing advanced and specialised software tools to collaborate to improve operations in refining, chemical and petrochemical processes. The aim is to : use information available on industrial plants, avoid unscheduled shutdowns and abnormal situations and determine optimal states and how they can be reached. Advanced Decision Support System will be a synergistic integration of new software tools for process monitoring, data and event analysis, and operation support developed in Europe and world-wide. A methodology will be proposed so that new supervision applications can be easily developed on various processes. Considering the economic loss and damage due to abnormal situations, the project will have large impacts on economy, safety and environment protection. It will improve working conditions by helping operators in daily work and increasing level of knowledge of the process.
The 23 toolboxes addressed by the project and dedicated to the tasks listed before are available. A methodology defines how the different toolboxes that were developed can be used individually and together so that, in the future, new supervision applications can be easily built on different processes. An integration platform was built for allowing easy communication between the toolboxes. It was validated on CHEM toolboxes and can be extended to other software tools. It relies on an information model, which allows the sharing of information in an XML form. XML, Message Oriented Middleware, Corba, Java are being employed jointly with G2, a commercial proven platform for developing complex industrial applications. The platform allows interfacing with commercial plant databases and process control software. The toolboxes and sets of toolboxes integrated with the platform, were tested at pilot plants and industrial sites including a FCC (Fluid Catalytic Cracking), a paper making process, a gasifier pilot plant, a steam generator, a blast furnace and distillation process (Corus) and a CIM (computer integrated manufacturing) process. Full test reports are available.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GROUPEMENT EUROPÉEN DE RECHERCHES TECHNOLOGIQUES SUR LES HYDROCARBURES
Address
Avenue Napoléon Bonaparte 232
92500 Rueil Malmaison
France

Participants (14)

COMPUTAS AS
Norway
Address
6,Vollsveien 9
1327 Sandvika
CORUS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Swinden Technology Centre, Moorgate
S60 3AR Rotherham
GENSYM B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Schipholweg 85
2316 ZL Leiden
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Ole Römers Väg 1
22474 Lund
NELES AUTOMATION NETWORKS INC.
Finland
Address
Lentokentänkatu 11
33101 Tampere
NITROGEN WORKS "PULAWY" S.A.
Poland
Address
Al. Tysiaclecia Panstwa Polskiego 13
24 100 Pulawy
OY KESKUSLABORATORIO - CENTRALLABORATORIUM AB
Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 2
Espoo
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Tekniikankatu 1
33101 Tampere
THALES SYSTEMES AEROPORTES SA
France
Address
Avenue Gay-lussac 2
Elancourt
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
Address
Avinguda Lluis Santalo S/n
17071 Gerona
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
647,Avenida Diagonal 647
08028 Barcelona
UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF LILLE
France
Address
Bat. Eudil Cité Scientifique
59655 Villeneuve D'ascq
UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
Finland
Address
Teollisuustie
42300 Jaemsaemkoski
WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
8,Ul. Chodkiewicza 8
00 661 Warszawa