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

ICAE and SIMS 2019, co-chaired by FUDIPO coordinator Erik Dahlquist, took place on August 12-16 in Västerås (Sweden)

On August 12-16, the city of Västerås (Sweden) hosted two conferences of international prestige. The main conference was ICAE, the International Conference of Applied Energy. This was the 11th conference and the first time in Northern Europe. There were 1100+ submissions of full papers and 800+ were presented as full papers or posters. Moreover, more than 800 participants from 54 countries attended, with a majority from China and other Asian countries.

On the other hand, the city was also running the Scandinavian Simulation Society event (SIMS) as a track within ICAE. It was the 60th conference of this society, which is the oldest simulation society in the world still existing. It is part of Eurosim with 16 local societies in Europe and Russia. The focus was on what is also the core of FUDIPO project, that is smart systems like artificial intelligence for process industries and utility sector.

Within ICAE, a series of sessions on Intelligent Energy were also arranged, which is also very close to what we do in FUDIPO.

The chairmen for the conferences were Erik Dahlquist (FUDIPO coordinator) and Jinyue Yan, editor in chief for Applied Energy, both professors ar Malardalen University. The Journal o Applied Energy is the basis for the conference and has today an impact factor of 8.4 and got 12707 submissions of full papers last year, from which some 1800 were published. The network of reviewer contains more than 6000 single reviewers. 4749 papers came from China, 856 from the US, and 796 from India, the three largest submitters. There were 4.76 million downloads of full papers in 2018. MDH Future Energy presented eight papers at the conference, and four of them directly related to the FUDIPO project research.

More information about FUDIPO papers will be posted soon.