June 2012

Special Report: Process/Plant Optimization

Optimize training using a high-fidelity simulator

Here are lessons learned from a Russian methanol plant

Harismiadis, V. I., Hyperion Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation; Kotsuba, D., Gareyshin, M., JSC Metafrax; Stavrakas, D., Pallis, T., Hyperion Systems Engineering

Modern plants are heat-integrated and increasingly automated. This fact diminishes the operator’s ability to intervene in a quick and effective manner should an incident occur. Under normal working conditions, the operator can apply basic knowledge successfully. At the first sign of a fault condition, the operator acknowledges the event in a clearly defined manner. As the abnormal situation continues, interdependent events propagate and a multitude of alarms go off. This causes the human response to deteriorate, forcing decisions to be made based on experience and best judgment.1,2 How can this challenge be addressed? A solution incorporating automated procedures and operating discip

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