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Invensys Provides Dynamic Simulation for ConocoPhillips’ E-Gas

Invensys Operations Management has reached a multi-year agreement with ConocoPhillips to provide dynamic simulation for the development of ConocoPhillips’ proprietary E-GasTM technology. Under the terms of the contract, Invensys will supply its DYNSIM® modeling and simulation software to help improve the design, start-up and operation of new coal gasification plants. In addition, Invensys will be a preferred supplier of dynamic simulation software to licensees of ConocoPhillips’ E-Gas technology.  

            “We were very impressed with Invensys’ professionalism and technical capabilities, particularly around gasification, and we look forward to working with them on this important development effort,” said Cliff Keeler, E-Gas product manager, ConocoPhillips.

            “With our extensive experience in gasification and our ability to deliver cutting-edge solutions that address important industrial issues, we believe we are uniquely positioned to help ConocoPhillips successfully develop its global E-Gas business,” said Tobias Scheele, VP Advanced Applications, Invensys Operations Management. “Gasification is the cleanest, most efficient process for converting coal into a hydrogen-rich alternative fuel, and we are excited to help ConocoPhillips as they use their E-Gas technology to pursue efficient and environmentally responsible synthesis gas production projects.”   

            ConocoPhillips will display the Invensys prototype of the E-Gas two-stage gasifier during the Gasification Technologies Conference at the Broadmoor Conference Center in Colorado Springs, CO, October 4-7, 2009.

www.conocophillips.com

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October 3, 2009 at 1:36 am Leave a comment

Invensys Releases New Virtual Reality Training Solution

Invensys Operations Management announced the commercial availability of its new EYESim virtual reality immersive training solution. The first industrial virtual reality training solution based on first-principle simulation and augmented reality, EYESim technology enables engineers and operators to see and safely interact with the plant and the processes they control.

            Using and applying gaming skills familiar to younger employees, the EYESim solution also appeals to new plant employees and experienced engineers. It combines virtual reality technologies with high-fidelity process and control simulation, computer-based maintenance and documentation management and other applications to provide a highly realistic and safe training environment for improving operating efficiency and skills. Simulations are driven by the company’s DYNSIM® process simulator, FSIM Plus software, I/A Series® control system emulation and other compatible programs.

            “The increasing complexity of plants, combined with a changing workforce, demands next-generation tools that can safely and interactively train new operators and engineers without putting them, the community or the environment at risk,” said Tobias Scheele, VP advanced applications, Invensys Operations Management. “This system provides a stable, realistic environment for practicing routine operational and maintenance functions, as well as rarely performed volatile tasks such as plant shutdowns. In addition, using computer models of real equipment allows endless experimentation without ever taking the equipment offline, mitigating risk to production as well.”  

            By merging virtual plant imagery with screens from asset management or other application software, the Invensys solution creates a computer-generated representation of either a real or proposed process plant. Using a stereoscopic headset, trainees enter a completely immersive environment in which they can move throughout the plant. Such freedom is possible because the virtual environment is rendered at 60 frames per second, significantly faster than what can be achieved by traditional, non-real-time rendering.

            EYESim technology is geared toward the energy, chemical, oil and gas, and other vital process industries as they face knowledge management, training and retention challenges brought on by an aging and dwindling industry workforce.

            “The loss of experienced workers and associated knowledge is increasing the risk of conducting safe, reliable and efficient plant operations, but the EYESim solution creates an environment in which operators and engineers can quickly absorb and utilize the wealth of process data and control system information that is available to them,” said Tom Fiske, PhD, senior analyst with ARC Advisory Group. “Traditional operator training simulators play a significant role in protecting knowledge assets, and these systems are evolving into increasingly more sophisticated simulators, such as the new solution from Invensys, which combines virtual reality and immersive technology with high-fidelity modeling to enhance knowledge protection and improve operator performance. Additionally, outside operators and other operational team members can use such simulators to provide more realistic and complete training experiences, or to assist in other asset management and operational activities.”

www.invensys.com

September 22, 2009 at 1:59 am 1 comment

Invensys Improves Interface for Multiphase Flow Simulator

Invensys Operations Management has introduced a new interface that improves multiphase flow simulation in subsea applications and enhances design, control system checkout and operator training. The new solution links OLGA®, SPT Group’s simulator for modeling and simulating the flow of oil, water and gas in wells, pipelines and receiving facilities, with Invensys Operations Management’s SimSci-Esscor DYNSIM® simulation program to help engineers more easily model integrated operations of subsea production systems and topside processing facilities, such as platforms, FPSOs, onshore plants and new floating LNG plants. The solution can also be used to test and model the plant’s integrated process and control systems, reducing control system commissioning time, as well as to develop and train control room operators.

“As part of our dynamic simulation engineering and operator training simulator platform, the new interface includes improved numerical integration, easy-to-use, drag-and-drop configuration and the ability to view dynamic profiles of key parameters of the OLGA pipeline model from within the DYNSIM program,” said Tobias Scheele, VP Advanced Applications, Invensys Operations Management. “It’s another example of a successful cooperation between two leading companies.”

Invensys and SPT also plan to integrate the DYNSIM simulation program under SPT Group’s edpm® online solution, which enables high-quality modeling for online monitoring and advisory of integrated multiphase production and processing facilities.

“We are excited to work with Invensys Operations Management to develop and test the new interface,” said Knut Erik Spilling, Sr. VP e-Field Solutions, SPT Group. “The DYNSIM program includes an easy-to-use interface that provides excellent visualization features. A superb integrated engineering and operator training simulator needs to have the capabilities of high accuracy, speed and numerical robustness. OLGA and DYNSIM technology will successfully meet that need, and it will help our clients achieve a quicker return on their investment and greater efficiencies in the lifecycle operation.”

edpm is rapidly becoming the industry standard for multiphase dynamic production management systems. Using OLGA in an online environment, edpm provides operators and engineers with information from parts of the production system that instrumentation cannot reach. This allows the deployment of advanced operation advisors for solving defined flow assurance problems. An open structure gives ready access to third party software developers and operators, enabling further innovations and connectivity.

Currently edpm is used on 20 projects around the world, ranging from gas-condensate and deepwater oil systems to advanced drilling operations, to optimize production and reduce costs. OLGA has been used in more than 30 operator training simulator projects worldwide

www.invensys.com

www.sptgroup.com

July 7, 2009 at 9:26 pm Leave a comment


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