Siemens AG and Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) have signed a long-term collaboration agreement to bring PSE’s gPROMS APM technology to Siemens’ automation and digitalisation offerings for the process industries. Under the agreement, the companies are bringing a new set of solutions for long-term equipment and health monitoring, soft-sensing, prediction of future process performance, real time optimisation, and operator training incorporating high-fidelity models. The solutions are all based on the combination of process models that embody deep process knowledge with real-time as well as historical plant data.
Typical customer benefits of such applications include better operations through enhanced, up-to-the-minute decision support information; improved maintenance scheduling through run length prediction; improved economics from real time optimisation; and improved asset integrity from better health monitoring.
The technologies are capable of driving next-level productivity enhancements to operations in the chemicals and petrochemicals, oil and gas, refining, and other industries. Future developments will see similar model-based approaches integrated over the whole lifecycle of a process plant.
At Achema, Siemens and PSE demonstrated digital process twin technology for an ethylene plant, implemented using gPROMS olefins operational excellence tools. Industrial application of such techniques on a large-scale ethylene plant has demonstrated a 2% improvement in yield.
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