Process Control Software Shrinks Plant Testing Time by Up to 50 Percent
Invensys has unveiled a new version of its SimSci advanced process control software. To be released this spring, SimSci APC 2014 has been designed to help customers shorten their plant testing and commissioning schedules, as well as improve plant operations and personnel performance.
The SimSci APC 2014 software is structured around an enhanced, natural workflow that includes full support for model case file development and a connection wizard for faster integration to any distributed control system and programmable logic controller, including the company’s Foxboro I/A Series DCS and its new Foxboro Evo process automation system. The software will be even more tightly integrated in future releases of the Foxboro Evo system as well, providing enhanced simulation capability.
A new feature called Director allows the control engineer to build custom calculations or add custom supporting controller functions that augment the user’s experience. Natural workflows speed up model building, configuration and deployment, and additional features make the software suitable for a complete APC project implementation. These advancements help the transitioning workforce more easily build and maintain APC applications, and can cut implementation and commissioning time by up to 50 percent, according to Invensys.