H2020 projects COCOP and FUDIPO organize their final workshop on 11th March 2020 – VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

The workshop will present the EU perspective on digital operations in process industries and discuss plant-wide monitoring & control of data-intensive processes, the scope of SPIRE-02-2016 projects.

COCOP and FUDIPO will present their vision, objectives, approach and the solutions implemented for different process industry (Steel, Copper, Pulp & Paper, Oil Refining, Heat and Power plants and Waste-Water treatment), evaluating their impact on quality and resources/energy efficiency and analysing their transferability to other sectors.

Moreover, CoPro, MONSOON and MORSE projects, all working in similar areas, will be also present in the meeting, providing insight on their projects. As a direct consequence, we will gather in this event some of the latest advances done within SPIRE in improving the efficiency of the process industries through advanced control and optimisation.

Don’t miss it! The workshop will take place on the 11th March 2020 and it will be a virtual workshop with remote connection.

The agenda of the event is available hereRegistration is open. until Tuesday 10th March at 12.00. You will receive the link to the connection by e-mail

We look forward to welcoming you!

 

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!

FUDIPO project is celebrating today!

The FUDIPO project is celebrating today! We started three years ago, and everything has gone as planned. Do you want to know what our challenges have been and where we are? Do you want to read about different publications we have made in different industrial sectors such as oil refinery or wastewater treatment, among others? Do not miss the newsletter that we have prepared, which summarizes all the activities we have done during this year and gives you access to more information. The industry can be more efficient and competitive thanks to the tools we are developing. Any doubt? 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.

Our colleague Moksadur Rahman presents his licentiate defence next 30th October

Next 30th October is an important day for FUDIPO, as our colleague Moksadur Rahman, who has been intensively working on the project will present his licentiate defence in Energy and environmental engineering based on the work done. The title of this defence is “Towards a learning system for process and energy industry” and is focused on the use of different process models, soft-sensors and optimization techniques to improve the control, diagnostics and decision support for the process and energy industry. Thereby, a generic architecture for optimal control, diagnostics and decision support system, referred to as a learning system, is proposed in his research. You can read the full abstract here: https://mdh.se/mdh-kalender/moksadur-rahman-forsvarar-sin-licentiatuppsats-i-energiteknik-1.125299

We wish him the best for this day!

New publication in the frame of FUDIPO about pulp and paper study case

Our MDH colleagues Moksadur Rahman Anders Avelin and Konstantinos Kyprianidis have recently made a publication titled “An approach for feedforward model predictive control of Continuous Pulp Digesters” in Processes. You can access to the full paper in the following link: https://lnkd.in/dFjZhNh

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 presents a paper in SUPERHR19 conference in Savona (Italy)

A paper related to designing new system solutions using simulation and use this to optimize the solution in the FUDIPO study case – heat & power plants – will be presented by MDH colleagues in the SUPERHR19 conference next week! The title is: “Future directions for CHP plants using biomass and waste – adding production of vehicle fuel and other chemicals”.

SUPERHR19 is the acronym of SUstainable PolyEnergy generation and HaRvesting Conference, which will take place in Savona (Italy) on September 4-6 2019. The SUPEHR’19 Conference will bring together industry, academia, and research world to exchange experiences, ideas and technical results on future technologies for sustainable energy generation, encompassing the whole range from large power plants to small energy harvesters. The conference will be held inside the Savona Campus, a branch of the University of Genova, Italy.

More info about the paper will be posted soon!

A FUDIPO-related book is open for submissions!

FUDIPO coordinator – Erik Dahlquist – and our chief engineer – Konstantinos Kyprianidis -, are managing an open access book aligned to FUDIPO project goals. The book is open for submissions from other SPIRE projects and other experts in the field. The book addresses different topics as artificial intelligence, machine learning, modelling, etc. You can check out all the topics on the flyer below.

Do not miss the opportunity to send a contribution! Contact to:  konstantinos.kyprianidis@mdh.se