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 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.

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 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 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)