Simulation solutions provider Hyperion delivered Linde an
operator training simulator (OTS) for a new ethylene
plant in Dahej, India, the company announced on
The Linde Group built the turnkey plant for Indias ONGC Petro-additions
Ltd. (OPaL), together with consortium partner Samsung
Engineering of Korea.
The OPaL Dahej plant will be Indias largest ethylene plant,
and the center of a larger petrochemical complex.
Hyperion and OPaL representatives will participate and
jointly present the successful delivery of the Dahej ethylene
plant OTS system, at the annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC), which will be held on 9-11 July
2013, in New Delhi.
Hyperions project scope included the design
and delivery of the OTS system for the dual feed cracker unit
(DFCU) and associated units (AU) with the Honeywell
Experion Control system.
The OTS solution includes a hybrid system for the DCS using
emulated controllers and real operator trainee stations. The
operator training environment is fully replicated
using graphics taken from the actual plant DCS configuration,
according to the company.
In this case, Hyperion developed a high-fidelity
plant-specific simulator specifically for the Dahej
ethylene plant. The process model simulation was developed
using DYNSIM dynamic simulation software.
This was a large scale project with many challenges due
to its magnitude and complexity," said Dr. Karsten
Schulze, project manager from Lindes
engineering division. "With Hyperions experienced team
and their hard work, a world-class simulator has been
The OTS allows operators to experience many operating
situations in a brief period of training time, before the plant
is commissioned. The simulator system represents the best
method for conducting supervised training exercises and helps
to reduce operational errors.
The use of the OTS is expected to result in maximization of
plant availability, increase of plant productivity and
improvement of product quality, according to Hyperion
The OTS system has been thoroughly tested by both Linde and
Building high fidelity simulators for ethylene
manufacturing is an area where our company has extensive
experience and engineering domain expertise; we were delighted
to work with The Linde Group and deliver this prestigious
project, which will help ensure effective operation of the OPaL
Dahej ethylene complex," said Dean R.
Jones, executive vice president of Hyperion.
"Hyperion has the skills and expertise to ensure that maximum
value can be obtained from customers investments in
simulation technologies. OPaL now has a valuable tool that can
be used to help understand and improve the operation of their
Further details on the project and on Hyperion's system can
be found at the company's website.