19th biennial meeting of the International Council for NIR Spectroscopy, Gold Coast – Australia

Our colleague Esin Iplik, PhD student of MDH University, presented a poster in NIR focusing on TUPRAS oil refinery case study in the 19th biennial meeting of the International Council for NIR Spectroscopy in Australia. This was a great place for her for sharing experiences with researchers working on similar topics, and getting nice feedback to advance further work. Congratulations! You can download the poster ere: NIR_conference_poster – esin iplik

FUDIPO meeting in Izmit (Turkey), 14-15 October 2019

In recent days, the FUDIPO consortium met in Izmit, a city near Istanbul, in Turkey, to review the development of the project, the financial report, comment on the different experiences of the case studies, and decide future actions.

Thus, during the first day, we present the current status of the different use cases and the implementation of the sensors. The day continued with a visit to the Tupras oil refinery, especially to the control room. Finally, the general assembly was held, and we were able to enjoy a delicious dinner at the Tupras facilities.

During the second day the conclusions of the Chief Engineer were presented, and the actions carried out in communication and dissemination were emphasized. To highlight, a new joint event is planned next March 2020, where different SPIRE projects will be invited and results will be presented. After that, two workshops were held in parallel. One to see the necessary steps for implementation, and the second to see how to measure the results of the integration. With this, our coordinator Erik Dahlquist closed the meeting and we returned home with the batteries charged to continue moving forward in the project.

We will tell you more soon! If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us!

Our colleague Carlos Leyva from IDENER presents FUDIPO in Turin

MONSOON SPIRE H2020 project organised its final conference as a joint event in Turin last week. The title of this conference was “Digitized Operations for Sustainable Process Industries. A pathway towards industry 4.0”, and some related SPIRE events were invited to present the project objectives and current status.

Thus, our colleague Carlos Leyva from IDENER was invited to briefly present the status on our demonstrators, and also to present a poster in an elevator-pitch session. This conference was a good point for discussions about the digitalisation in industries and future needed actions.

Please, have a look at the poster presented in the dissemination material section of our webpage.

The next joint event will be prepared by FUDIPO and COCOP and will include a session about energy efficiency. We will post more information soon.

FUDIPO will attend MONSOON final conference in Turin with other SPIRE projects representatives – SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE for the Digitized Operations for Sustainable Process Industries Pathway Towards INDUSTRY 4.0 organised by MONSOON, with the support of FUDIPO, COPRO and COCOP projects, to be held in Turin (IT) on September 20th 2019.

The workshop will present some results from EU funded projects on digital operations in process industries and focus on plant-wide monitoring and control of data-intensive processes.

The four projects funded under the SPIRE-02-2016 topic will present major objectives and outcomes. A specific focus will be put on MONSOON project that will detail and demonstrate the developed platform supporting online monitoring and predictive approaches. The workshop will include also a poster session where projects working on digitized operations in industry environment will present visions and results. The event will end with a panel session dedicated to the next steps toward full digitization of process operations.

Attendance at the workshop is FREE, but the number of participants is limited. You can REGISTER here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digitized-operations-for-sustainable-process-industries-pathway-towards-industry-40-tickets-66692151019

FUDIPO partner MTT attends BHKW Forum, 7th May 2019

The BHKW Forum is a German conference dedicated to CHP and related technology and legislation in Germany. Our partner MTT participated in the conference with a stand focused on MTT EnerTwin technology.

The EnerTwin is a micro CHP (Combined Heat and Power) system where a boiler and a small power plant are combined in a single durable device. The heart of the EnerTwin is a microturbine that drives a generator. The microturbine delivers 3,2kW electrical power and 15kW thermal power for heating and hot tap water. The EnerTwin is the first cogeneration system based on a microturbine. Microturbines offer great advantages in reliability, life and maintenance costs.

FUDIPO consortium gathers in Seville for the 30-month review meeting

On April 2, the city of Seville hosted the FUDIPO consortium to hold the review meeting once 30 months have passed since the project began.

After a warm opening and welcome from our coordinator Erik Dahlquist, the different case leaders presented the learning system implementation done in the use cases: oil and gas, large CHP, micro CHP, pulp and paper and wastewater treatment. The presentation of the NIR-soft sensor and corrosion sensor followed until lunch time.

After tasting Iberian ham, cheese and other delicious food from the area, we returned with batteries charged for discussing dissemination activities to be performed and to carry out the General Assembly.

The meeting accounted with the presence of the technical officer, who was discussing with the consortium each presentation and giving feedback.

After that, the consortium could enjoy a sunny afternoon visiting the city centre on a guided tour, which finalized in a typical Andalusian fish restaurant.

The second meeting day began with different workshops for discussing the function integration and technical requirements for the different use cases and was followed by the project management status, the demonstrator status and technological development. The consortium received the feedback from the officer, Varnavas Christoforou and the meeting was closed by the coordinator.

 

MDH attended HARMONI SUMMIT joint event in Brussels, 16-17 January

The HARMONI SPIRE H2020 project organised a joint event on 16-17 January called “HARMONI summit”. The objective of this meeting was to encourage the dialogue on an effective framework to facilitate and foster the innovation in EU industries. More than 150 experts engaged in the exchange of ideas coming from all sectors of the process industry.

One of these experts was Erik Dahlquist from MDH, who is the FUDIPO project coordinator. Thus, our coordinator gave a presentation of FUDIPO project and had a panel discussion about how to commercialize the innovations and results of EU projects.

You can download this 2019 HARMONI Summit – Press Release_0 launched by HARMONI project to know more information about the event.

MDH presents the FUDIPO toolbox in Digicor, 18th Dec ’18

Erik Dahlquist, from MDH University and coordinator of FUDIPO, presented the project toolbox for Al industry and energy companies, the last 18th December. There were about 50 companies representatives in the event, all related to the automation sector, both SME and large companies. If you have some doubt about the toolbox being developed in FUDIPO and how it can improve your company processes in terms of energy efficiency, contact us!

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 attended 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.

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