FUDIPO at Dechema event in Frankfurt, 18th October

On 18th October (2018), the consortiums participating the COCOP, CoPro, FUDIPO and MONSOON projects celebrated a workshop in Frankfurt, in DECHEMA facilities. The event, which was titled “Digitized Operations for Sustainable Process Industries”, was a complete success and succeeded in bringing interested parties to it. Both the Project Officer Angelica Marino and the External Advisor also joined the event. During the sessions, the four participating projects explained how they were tackling the industry needs and which digital solutions they were building. Moreover, the time between sessions allowed for a great exchange of impressions and knowledge between the different participants, and also with the other entities that assisted to the event. Lastly, a panel named “Full digitalization of process operations – chances and challenges” took place. This panel was participated by Martin Winter (chair of SPIRE Digital Working group, A. SPIRE), Jane Arnold (Head of Global Process Control Technology, Covestro), Manuel Remelhe (Technology Senior Expert,BAYER AG) and André Augé (Statistical and data processing Manager, Rio Tinto / European Aluminium). During this panel, the experts presented their view on the future of the digitalisation of the industry and the public was able to raise questions and generate very interesting debates.

Some presentations by FUDIPO as the one of Moksadur Rahman titled “Advanced Control of Continuous Pulp Digesters” took place presenting results about specific study case.

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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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 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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FUDIPO attends 9th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2017

ICAE, the 9th International Conference on Applied Energy, took place last 21-24 August 2017, in Cardiff, UK.  A conference paper was presented by Ioanna Aslanidou (MDH University) in ICAE in the frame of FUDIPO project for NIR work related to the large CHP study case, and published in the Energy Procedia journal.

Read full abstract and download the paper here:

Near-infrared spectral measurements and multivariate analysis for predicting glass contamination of refuse-derived fuel