High Fidelity Plant Simulation

Virtual Plant Solution for Operations, Maintenance and EPCs

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Virtual Plant Solution for Operations,
Maintenance and EPCs

Power plant builders must hand over the plant faster while reducing commissioning costs. Operators must run the power plant as efficiently as possible and maintenance personnel must be able recognize and diagnose issues as efficiently as possible without taking assets off line or impacting performance.

GE’s Plant Simulator solutions provide high-performance replication of power plant process and real-time controls. High-fidelity virtualization enables Simulation Assisted Commissioning (SAC) as well as Simulation Assisted Operations (SAO) for the full plant.

Benefits during
commisioning:

  • Reduced lead time
  • Reduced lifetime consumption and commissioning budget
  • Reduced Risks
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Benefits for commercial operation:

  • Reduced risk of operator errors
  • Improved operator readiness during abnormal plant behavior
  • Faster reaction to production demand
  • Reduced off-spec electricity production
  • Faster diagnosis by maintenance personnel
  • Reduced lifetime consumption
  • Reduced maintenance costs

 

 

Operator Training Simulator

The Operator Training Simulator (OTS) is a high- performance solution that replicates the Power Plant Process and Real Time Controls. It trains operators to run the Power Plant in an optimum manner, and maintenance personnel to diagnose issues as efficiently as possible.

The solution is based on:

  • A full plant process model complying with ANSI/ISA- 7>.2>.0>-201> Standard
  • Real-time, virtualized plant controller
  • Engineering and operator stations
  • Instructor station with a set of training scenarios and tools

It is offered with the following Services:

OTS and Services are available on the following plant types:

  • Instructor Training Services: Normal , Degraded, Abnormal Operation Conditions
  • Case Studies Workout Session, to support best practice acquisition based on real operating conditions
  • Hot Line and Remote coaching
  • Steam plant, conventional, SC, USC
  • Gas CCPP
  • Flue Gas Desulphurization Control System
  • Burner Management System Including SIL> Protections
  • Balance of Plant DCS
  • Operator Training Simulator
  • Integrated Distributed Control System (DCS)

High Fidelity Simulation

The High-Fidelity Plant Simulator enables Simulated Assisted Engineering (SAE) of the plant controls and the Simulated Assisted Commissioning (SAC) for the full plant. The SAE and SAC Services are delivered to the Plant EPC.

The solution is based on:

  • A full plant process model complying with ANSI/ISA- 7>.2>.0>-201> Standard
  • Real time, virtualized plant controller
  • Engineering and operator stations

It is offered with the following services:

  • Engineering Phase: Process controls verification and validation with the process owners, and when possible, some commissioning resources
  • Commissioning Phase: Virtual commissioning, operating modes validation / improvement, alarms rationalization

The SAE/SAC Services are available on the following plant types:

  • Steam plant, conventional, SC, USC
  • Gas CCPP
  • Concentrated solar plants
  • Hydro plants

Key Benefits

  • Reduced power plant delivery time by reducing the duration of commissioning phase.
  • Reduced overall commissioning cost
  • Reduced lifetime consumption during commissioning

Additionally, such simulators can be accessed in an as- built version to support the design of subsequent plants.