How do you build a digital twin, in the form of a dynamic simulation model of a district heating network that contains 46 000 pipes, 9 000 customers and has a range of 20 km, within a reasonable time and cost?

Real-time simulation, where wrong decisions lead to realistic alarms about breakdowns or breaks on the paper path is now an opportunity for prospective civil engineers at Luleå Technical University, LTU. Starting this semester, students in grade four of "Industrial Environmental and Process Engineering" will run a virtual pulp and paper factory on their tablets or laptops.

Hylte paper mill wanted the pumping of feed water to work automatically. Operators would thus be free to work on other issues that required more commitment.

Joint development of Optimation's simulation library provides faster introduction of the simulators and facilitates further development. Today Optimation has signed agreements with several customers about the cooperation after delivery of simulation libraries, among these are Valmet. The experiences are good.

Training in a realistic simulator, where everything looks like and reacts as in reality, has contributed to that the operators at Händelöverket, near Norrköping, could feel safe from start when performing their work tasks, at the time when a new boiler was started a few years ago.
– You feel much safer on how to act in different operating modes, explains Kent Pettersson, technicians at E.ON. The simulator provides a major difference compared with just following instructions from the supplier, the simulator shows how the control system works in actual operation.


Optimations Project Model

We always start a project with an analysis. The analysis consists of a study of the system based on the current, prevailing conditions.

The outcome determines how we proceed – if we do not find anything to improve we applaud you. Otherwise we draw up decision-making documentation with a plan of how the system can be optimized.

Optimation's analysis provides you with verification of the true state of your process plant. We will help you increase your competitiveness through savings, increased production, reduced environmental impact and improved product quality.