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Online simulation with Mirror Plant

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that in April it will begin offering new solutions for optimising plant operations in the oil, gas, petrochemicals and other industries. The solution will be provided as part of Yokogawa’s VigilantPlant Services® suite to support safe, stable, and highly efficient plant operations. The technology underlying these solutions is Yokogawa’s newly developed Mirror plant online simulator.

Mirror Plant

The simulator can visualise the internal state of a plant process and make near term predictions on plant behaviour. An industry first, this simulator operates in synch with the plant control system and features the good performance required in commercial plants.

Yokogawa developed Mirror Plant with its subsidiary, Omega Simulation Co., Ltd. It operates in synchronisation with the plant control system and constantly updates a process model. Based on this simulator, Yokogawa will offer support solutions that help its customers optimise their plant operations.

Field test

A Mirror Plant field test was conducted between 2011 and 2013 at a Mitsui Chemicals Inc., plant and the results showed that it efficiently stabilised and optimised the operation of a distillation tower. As a result, Mirror Plant won the Technology Award from the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers.

Adapted from a press release by Claira Lloyd.

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