Synthesis of Valve and Pump Operations in Complex Plants by Using Functional Modeling

Mengchu Song, Akio Gofuku, Morten Lind

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    Abstract

    It is crucial to provide operators supports for operation planning in complex process plants. This paper presents an operation searching approach used for synthesis of valve and pump operations to establish specific pipe routes. Instead of modeling pipeline fragments, a functional modeling methodology called Multilevel Flow Modeling (MFM) is adopted to represent plant knowledge. Relying on causality feature of MFM, one can identify required state changes of specific functions in the model, and accordingly operations. Since relationships between functions, components, and operations are independent to the modeling object, these generic principles can be implemented into a rule-based reasoning system for inferring operational conditions of pipe routes, namely, operations. An example in the literature has been used to demonstrate the presented approach and application of the software.

    Original languageEnglish
    Book seriesIFAC-PapersOnLine
    Volume52
    Issue number19
    Pages (from-to)187-192
    Number of pages6
    ISSN2405-8963
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
    Event14th IFAC Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human Machine Systems - Tallinn, Estonia
    Duration: 16 Sep 201919 Sep 2019
    Conference number: 14

    Conference

    Conference14th IFAC Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human Machine Systems
    Number14
    Country/TerritoryEstonia
    CityTallinn
    Period16/09/201919/09/2019

    Keywords

    • Functional modeling
    • Multilevel flow modeling
    • Operating procedure synthesis
    • Operation planning
    • Process industry

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