Search Outputs from SPIRE Projects

This new (beta) section of the SPIRE website allows you to browse and search through Outputs from projects across the SPIRE portfolio. Beyond just information on the main exploitable technologies and innovations, projects are also encouraged to use this framework to share other resources that could be of use to SPIRE stakeholders and other projects, such as education and training materials, links to published papers, demonstration photos, technology reviews, etc. Guidance for Creating SPIRE Project Output Summaries is available here

 

 

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COCOP: Open-source software for information exchange and systems integration

The COCOP toolkit for information exchange and systems integration enables scalable, decoupled communication in industrial software systems. It comprises a message-bus-based communication stack as well as supportive tools. These are available as open source (please find the link in “resources”).

Type:
Software, Document

COCOP: Copper smelter optimization

Plant-wide optimization tool for copper smelter operating flash smelting furnace, Peirce-Smith converters and anode and slag cleaning furnaces. The main goals are to maximize feed rate (increasing production rate), save resources and reduce emissions per ton produced copper.

Challenges:

Interrelated Batch and continuous process included. Each process (and even equipment) have specific restrictions that need to be considered. Feed mixture composition changing. Several manual...
Type:
Case study, Video, Document, Poster, Presentation

COCOP: Social innovation and co-creation process

Key for COCOP was a methodology integrating technological innovation within a social innovation process of co-creation and co-development by involving users of the future optimisation system and relevant stakeholders right from the beginning; thereby improving effectiveness and impact of the innovation and the implementation process.

The methodology how to implement a social innovation process of co-creation and co-development within COCOP comprises:

Site visits,...
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Video, Document, Poster, Presentation

COCOP: Architecture and system integration

Industrial process monitoring and control applications consist of heterogeneous systems that need to exchange information in plant-wide setups. An architecture was designed that loosely couples systems in an asynchronous manner to alleviate the issues with point to point connections and to improve utilisation of data from various sources when implementing the plant-wide monitoring and optimised control. A message bus based approach was developed and data flows were defined between COCOP...

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Video, Document, Poster, Presentation

COCOP: Overview

The final goal of COCOP was to increase the competitiveness of the European process and automation industry by increasing product quality, improving sustainability, reducing operation costs and improving working conditions.

The approach was to consider operating conditions of all unit processes of an entire plant and the mutual interactions of the unit processes to optimise and improve the overall plant-wide operation, integrating technological and social innovation within a common co...

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Video, Document, Poster, Presentation

COCOP: plant-wide monitoring and advisory tool for steel making process

A steel manufacturing plant-wide monitoring and advisory platform to reduce the number of surface and sub-surface defects at the final product, ensuring a good performance of the related sub-processes (secondary metallurgy, continuous casting and hot rolling).

Challenges:

Defects can be generated during Secondary Metallurgy, Continuous Casting and Hot Rolling sub-processes, but they are detected at the end of the manufacturing process. To optimise each sub-process without a...
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Case study, Video, Poster, Presentation

CoPro: Thermal models for process optimisation in the canning industry

Thermal processing often constitutes the main bottleneck of the plant, consuming 70% of the total production time and 60% of the energy of a standard canning factory. Innovative solutions are needed to:

Minimise health risks derived from potential contamination by microorganisms. Reduce product quality losses. Increase efficiency by minimising production times and energy consumption. Comply with environmental constraints

In attaining these objectives, thermal models are the essential...

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Software, Document, Poster

CoPro: Modelling concept and model library for large-scale optimisation in chemical plants

The Problem Modelling is a major step in constructing optimisation-based solutions. In large-scale optimisation of coupled chemical production sites, many models for plants and pieces of equipment have to be generated, implemented and maintained. Many possible choices for the level of detail and the objective increase the necessary effort to implement optimisation-based solutions. The Solution Development of generic plant and equipment models of different modelling depth that can be...
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Other, Software, Poster

CoPro: Estimation of grey-box models with constraints

The Problem Process models are the cornerstone for the successful deployment of advanced control and real-time optimisation routines. Models often need to be customised with plant data to fit the actual processes, but fully replacing process knowledge by so-called deep learning is not a good idea. Data-driven models often match plants just at the current or past operation but predict unphysical responses far from these. The Solution UVa developed a systematic methodology for grey-box modelling...
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Software, Poster

CoPro: Data-driven and hybrid modelling tool

The Problem Data-driven modelling is attractive to obtain models which can be used to improve plant operations with a relatively low effort. It is difficult to integrate data-driven modelling into traditional process simulation packages that rely on constructing flowsheet models from standard unit operation models. Process engineers who want to use data-driven modelling commonly have to rely on custom modelling packages or general mathematical packages. These require investment of time and a...
Type:
Software, Poster

CoPro: Surrogate modelling tool and workflow in gPROMS

The Problem First-principles process models can offer high-fidelity predictions over  wide operating ranges. However, they can be computationally complex. This computational complexity can prohibit the use of these models for certain high-value applications, for example optimisation of integrated plant networks and other very large systems, online advisory systems and advanced control. The Solution Automatic derivation of surrogate models, usually in the form of explicit input/output relations...
Type:
Software, Poster

CoPro: Model Management Platform

The Problem Model-based real-time applications will increasingly be developed
– for different kind of applications and projects
– by different people
– with different model development tools
– in different versions. To handle the increasing number of models, companywide model management and maintenance is necessary. The potential for synergies when using models should be exploited better. The Solution LeiKon’s Model Management Platform. Versioning and deployment of...
Type:
Software