Plug and Play monitoring and control architecture for optimization of large scale production processes
PAPYRUS is meant to contribute to making plant operations "healthier" without increasing costs, or to reduce operating costs while maintaining the same level of "health". The plan is to develop new methods, algorithms and computer tools, always in consideration of the efficiency of the entire plant. For example, the project partners will examine the effects of component wear, such as wearing of pumps and motors, for a complete industrial plant. Typically, a plant mechanical engineer must independently assess the consequences of these on the entire plant and without any technical support find a solution; for example, replace a piece of equipment. The engineer can diagnose and prescribe treatment for a "sickness"; e.g., if a motor exhibits strong vibrations or a part must be replaced. But subsequent effects, such as the quality of the manufactured products, cannot be taken into consideration.
The software applications to be developed are to base future diagnostics and treatment on plant-wide asset management considerations; i.e., in the form of a plant-wide, forward-looking control system. Plant managers will then be able to evaluate the current health of the plant using defined indicators and eliminate the problem based on these and decision support systems. The actions to be taken range from maintenance actions to control reconfigurations. This will make it possible to improve or stabilize the condition of a plant at no or minimal additional cost.
This new health system for industrial plants will be tested at a board machine in a Finnish paper mill owned by Stora Enso. The new system should make it possible to operate the plant more efficiently and use maintenance more efficiently.
2013-06-04: 2013-02-28 --Deliverable D11.1. "Dissemination & Exploitation Report" submitted to EU
2013-06-04: 2012-09-26 -- Successful 2nd EU Review Meeting at ABB Oy in Helsinki, Finland
2012-09-07: 2012-08-31 --Deliverable D09.1. "Integration report for the Papyrus toolkit" submitted to EU
2012-09-07: 2012-08-31 --Deliverable D07.1. "therapy report" submitted to EU
2012-09-07: 2012-04-05 --Deliverable D06.1. "KPI report" submitted to EU
2011-10-12: Deliverable D05.1 "FDD report" and D08.1 "Software Platform" submitted to EU
2011-10-12: The entire PAPYRUS consortium gathered at Porticcio, Corsica - France for its third half year meeting
2011-04-19: Faults/failures cause undesired reactions and consequences as damage to technical parts of plants, to human life or to the environment and a profound impact also on production cost, product quality, and consequently to the economic performance of the entire plant. The design of early faults/failures detection methods is crucial in order to preserve the performance of plant assets and safety and then to make the right decisions on emergency actions and repairs.