FUDIPO at SPIRE Industry 4.0 – Brussels, 1-2 October 2018

FUDIPO was present in the SPIRE workshops that took place at the beginning of October. Once again we did not miss the opportunity to present the progress in the FUDIPO project, presenting a poster during both sessions and discussing the project strategies.

During the workshop about Digital Technologies in Process Industry on the 1st of October, we confirmed that the optimisation and control tasks which are in current development in FUDIPO are completely aligned with the needs of a Process Industry. It is currently demanding stronger Digitalization of the production processes and innovations in the optimization methods, searching for more efficiency in the production, in the use of raw materials and in energy consumption and reduction of CO2 emissions.

Those objectives will be reinforced and extended in the SPIRE vision for 2050 of an “integrated and digital European process industry fostering a ‘well below 2ºC’ scenario and a fully circular future for our planet and society”. Once again, the main goals of FUDIPO project share in many aspects the value proposition of the future SPIRE 2050 and we keep working to make them come true.

FUDIPO at SPIRE thematic workshops on Brussels about sustainable industry

Two SPIRE workshops will take place on the 1st and 2nd of October 2018 at Brussels:

“Towards Industry 4.0: Digital Technologies in Process Industry”, which intends to explore different digitalisation related sub-topics, such as plant and process control, process design, artificial intelligence and big data, platforms for industrial symbiosis, digital skills, etc. SPIRE projects will give some presentations, as well as experts in the fields.

– Stakeholder workshop: “Sustainable Process Industry Strategy Towards 2050”, which aims to review and validate the SPIRE 2050 Vision, establish collaborative agreements with the Member States and other contractual public-private partnerships (cPPPs), and provide the place to develop the SPIRE 2050 Roadmap.

Idener, on behalf of FUDIPO, will attend this event and will hang a poster about the project, solving doubts and giving information to interested people.

Digitized Sustainable Process Industry workshop in Frankfurt, 18th October 2018

FUDIPO is participating in Digitized Sustainable Process Industry workshop in Frankfurt, on 18th October 2018. This workshop is also co-organised by COCOP, Monsoon, and CoPro SPIRE funded projects.

The workshop presents the EU perspective on digital operations in process industries and focuses on plant-wide monitoring and control of data-intensive processes. Also, a networking space is planned.

The event is free-registration but the number of participants is limited. More info soon.

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A conference paper of FUDIPO accepted to ICAE 2018, Hong Kong (China)

A conference paper under FUDIPO project has been accepted to the International Conference on Applied Energy 2018, which will take place in Hong Kong, China, on 22-25th August. The theme of ICAE2018 is “Innovative Solutions for Energy Transitios”.

The paper addresses a machine learning approach to real-time biomass characterization in Energy Conversion Processes using Near Infrared Spectroscopy, being Mobyen Uddin Ahmed from MDH University the main author.

Please, read more information and full abstract here:

Real-time Biomass Characterization in Energy Conversion Processes using Near Infrared Spectroscopy – A Machine Learning Approach

 

New conference paper related to FUDIPO presented at ASME TURBO EXPO 2018, June 11-15, 2018, Oslo, Norway

Valentina Zaccaria and coworkers from MDH University (partner of FUDIPO), has presented a conference paper related to the project proposing a framework for monitoring, diagnostics, and health management of a fleet of aircrafts, consisting of a multi-level approach.

Read the full abstract here:

Fleet Monitoring and Diagnostics Framework Based on Digital Twin of Aero-Engines

FUDIPO 18-month-review meeting in Brussels, 24-25 April ’18

After one year and a half from the project begginings, FUDIPO consortium members met last 24-25 April in Brussels to present the project’s progress and new advances to the reviewers. The meeting was divided into two different sessions, the first one celebrated the first day exclusively among the consortium members and the second one with the presence of the reviewers.

First-day presentations were about the state of the project implementation in different case studies. Demonstrator leaders presented the progression status, new advances, drawbacks and to-do actions for future months. Finally, partners were divided into different working groups during workshops to discuss about the states of different ongoing tasks to evaluate actions done and plan future actions. Consortium members took advantage of this to improve communication and plan actions if needed.

The second day, different partners presented new advances and tasks evolution to reviewers. The day started with an initial presentation of deliverables and milestone status. Then, the chief engineer presented a summary of demonstrator status and technology development. Idener gave a presentation about the dissemination activities done until date and future activities according to dissemination plan. The financial status was presented by the project coordinator and presentations about the study cases were presented by demonstrator’s leaders. Mälarenergi, Tupras, MTT, Billerudkornäs and ABB presented an overview of the tasks progression. BestWood/Fraunhofer and Tieto also presented advances in sensor and architecture development respectively. Questions and suggestions were formulated by reviewers during different partners presentations, taking note of the valuable feedbacks.

The meeting was a useful experience to catch up on different tasks status. Next meeting will be held on 17-18 October 18, but the location it is not defined yet.

 

FUDIPO conference paper at PAPERCON 2018

PaperCon, the world’s largest technical conference for the paper and packaging industry, took place on April 15-18, 2018 in Charlotte, NC, USA with the theme of “Shaping the Future through Innovation”. Designed by industry professionals, PaperCon draws CEOs, mill managers, superintendents, scientists, process engineers, and suppliers from over 32 different countries for a comprehensive conference that includes a peer-reviewed technical program, multiple networking opportunities, special events, and exhibits. This year PaperCon collocated with the Control System 2018.

Moksadur Rahman from Mälardalen University presented one conference paper related to the Pulp and Paper case study of FUDIPO project during CS5 – Pulp Measurements and Controls session.

More information about the event are available at: “http://www.papercon.org/”

Paper title “M. Rahman, A. Avelin, K. Kyprianidis, J. Jansson, and E. Dahlquist. Model based Control and Diagnostics strategies for a Continuous Pulp Digester”.

MDH attends GPPS conference in Zurich and presents a conference paper

Ioanna Aslanidou (MDH University) presented a position paper in GPPS conference, last 10th-12th January, in the frame of FUDIPO project, about the role of micro gas turbines in the future green energy system. The paper presented was received well, with a good discussion following the presentation.

The forum where the paper was presented was a high-level event, with policymakers from companies around the world. The small size of the forum allowed more discussions with professionals from the academia and industry and feedback was obtained from experts in the field with different backgrounds and needs.

To know more information about the paper and download it please click here. 

FUDIPO 1-year-review meeting in Vienna, 17-19 October ’17

After one year since the beginning of the project, FUDIPO consortium met last 17-19 October in Vienna to present the project advances and discuss the developments in parallel sessions.

Thus, the first day, after the project coordinator opening  (see the photo below), the different developments in each study case and work packages were presented. First, IDENER presented the advances in the dissemination activities. Tupras presented the status of oil and gas study case, Mälarenergi presented the advances in the large CHP, and MTT the same in the micro CHP, Billerudkornäs gave a presentation of pulp and paper developments and finally ABB presented the advances in the WWTP study case. After, the physics-based modelling, and the status of the machine learning and sensor development were reviewed (MDH, SICS, BWD, and Fraunhofer). The day concluded with a discussion of the project improvements from reviewers comments.

During the second day a big discussion took place about hoe the FUDIPO framework and associated demonstrators will look like: What common features will have, functionalities, and to-do actions. The workshops went very well and the consortium came very close to the common/joint framework for the envisaged learning system.

The last day, TIETO did a presentation about how to do production planning, machine learning, process optimization, and use of the HMI3 framework, and finally, to end the meeting, we experienced the visualization of a full pulp and paper plant using HOLOLENS (great experience!, see a photo below).

 

FUDIPO at SPIRE Process Industry Conference, 19th September

Last 19 September 2017 the Process Industry Conference, SPIRE mid-term policy event took place in Brussels, with the relevant stakeholders for the European Process Industry, including a session for a brief presentation of SPIRE projects on this topic, as FUDIPO, Monsoon, ProPat, etc.

We presented our main goals and business opportunities (see the presentation here) and had the opportunity to meet with other project representatives from COCOP and MORSE, and showed three posters about the project overview, the case studies and the modelling approach (have a look on the full view of posters here)

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