|About this Abstract
||Part C-1: Hydrometallurgy 2018
||Building A Cloud-based Operator Training Simulation Software for Pressure Oxidation Process
||Mikko Loponen, Kristian Lillkung, Jari Peltola
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Outotec has developed an operator training simulator (OTS) platform suitable for various hydrometallurgical processes. The complete solution is run in the cloud, where virtual client instances can be managed on-demand. The aim is to build a generalizable model that produces coherent results even when operating outside of ideal parameters, allowing the operator to train in unsteady state conditions such as start-up and shutdown. Complex software products are commonly associated with significant development time and cost. Utilizing modular software architecture, only the control system and process model are tailored for the OTS, whereas modules such as user administration and cloud-based client machine spawning can be imported, shortening development time. A generic pressure acidic oxidation process (POX) operator training simulation consisting of feed preparation, autoclave, dual-stage flash evaporation and off-gas scrubbing is described. Process is simulated using Outotec HSC Sim 9 process simulator and controlled by Siemens Simatic PCS7 control system.
||Planned: At-meeting proceedings