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 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 in Papercon 2017, Minneapolis (USA)

Papercon 2017 celebrated its 10th anniversary with the theme of “Renew, Rethink, Redefine the Future”. The 2017 conference, held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN, USA, focused on the latest trends and technologies relating to papermaking, papermaking additives, process control, fluid fundamentals, and recycled paperboard technologies. The technical sessions were complemented by the technology showcase from 130+ companies including ABB, Valmet, BTG/Capstone, Andritz, Siemens, Buckman, KaMin, Voith etc.

Mälardalen University (MDH), Sweden presented one conference paper related to the Pulp and Paper case study of FUDIPO project during PF11 – Rethinking QCS Controls (CEU) session.

Paper title “M.Rahman, A. Avelin, K.Kyprianidis, E.Dahlquist. An Approach For Feedforward Model Predictive Control For Pulp and Paper Applications: Challenges And The Way Forward”.

More information about the event at: http://www.papercon.org/

FUDIPO attends 4th European Conference on Process Analytics and Control Technology

EUROPACT 2017, the 4th European Conference on Process Analytics and Control Technology, has been held in Postdam (Berlim) on 10-12th May. The conference has covered new technologies in process analytics, the implementation of these technologies in various fields and the transformation of data into knowledge. Moreover, EUROPACT 2017 provided meetings and a discussion forum for scientists and users of process analytics from academia and industry.

As SPIRE member, FUDIPO consortium was invited to attend the conference and present three posters, next to other SPIRE projects as DISIRE or ProPAT. The event gave FUDIPO a big opportunity to reach potential stakeholders and to strengthen the network between the attendes.

The three posters presented by FUDIPO can be downloaded at: http://fudipo.eu/communication-material/

More information about the event at: http://dechema.de/europact17.html

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FUDIPO consortium meeting in Vasteras (Sweden)

FUDIPO consortium visited Vasteras (Sweden) last 2-4th May. During this meeting, partners gathered to review all the actions done in the project up-to-date and focus on the FUDIPO study cases:

During the first day, Blerim Emruli, from RISE SICS, presented the work done in Work Package 2 and Tomas Olsson , also from RISE SICS, gave an interesting introduction to machine learning, followed by a general discussion by all partners. Finally, the general assembly gathered to discuss deliveries.

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Second day began with a review of Demonstrator status and technology development, management activities and actions done and plans for dissemination activities. After, the 5 study cases were presented and followed by general discussion.

During the last day, the partners had the big opportunity to visit two of the five study cases, located in Sweden. First, partners went to ABB (plant automation systems manufacturer, among others), in Finnslätten, and attended a presentation of “the future control room” by Lena Nyberg. The second visit was to Mälarenergi power plant (see photo below), where after a presentation of the company by Elena Tomas-Aparicio, the partners walked through the waste combustion/biomass fired plants.

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FUDIPO Kick of Meeting 17-18 October 2016, Brussels, Belgium

The kick-off meeting of the FUDIPO project was held in Brussels from 17th to 18th of October 2016. Nice two days where the different representatives from each partner and the project officer gathered to discuss the future work lines of the project, as well as the different study cases. Moreover, every partner presented the tasks they are responsible for:

  • WP1: Project management (Erik Dahlquist, MDH)
  • WP2: Tools and requirements (Blerim Emruli, SICS)
  • WP3: Unit-level testing and tuning (Robert Aulin, Bestwood)
  • WP4: Application-wide integration (Richard Reisinger,Tieto)
  • WP5: Demonstrators (Merve Aygun, Tüpras)
  • WP6: Dissemination and knowledge transfer (Alejandro del Real, IDENER)