Meylan, June 2017 – Michelin has selected RSI to provide the high fidelity Operator Training Simulator (OTS) for a new elastomer production plant.
Michelin and RSI engineers collaborated and jointly developed the simulator:
Michelin developed, with RSI technical support, a dynamic model of the polymerization reactor while RSI developed the dynamic process model integrating Michelin’s proprietary module and the emulated control and safety system using its proprietary software INDISS PLUS® (IndissPlus).
In order to manage the confidentiality of Michelin know-how, proprietary kinetic, physicochemical and thermodynamic data were protected.
The OTS will be used by Michelin to
- Prepare and improve start-up and shutdown operating procedures
- Pre-tune the controllers
- Train, prior to the start-up of a new production unit, the plant operational staff (operators and support team) with practical experience on how to operate the process systems in various situations including start-up and shutdown.
« The deep expertise of RSI in dynamic simulation, associated to the specific knowledge of Michelin on its proprietary process for synthetic elastomers production, allowed this innovative OTS co-development. RSI process Engineering and Simulation skills allowed them to rapidly understand Michelin requirements and to provide a solution well adapted to our needs, while respecting strict confidentiality constraint and deadlines » declared Mariane Gil, Project Leader for Michelin.