IGCC Plant Optimizes Start-Up Using Simulation for V&V GSE completes custom, full-scope, high-fidelity dynamic simulation solution for SINOPEC’s new IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle) plant.
The complicated operating conditions of IGCC plants make them a great candidate for using simulation to optimize plant equipment and control schemes. SINOPEC’s IGCC plant integrates various control systems, including Emerson DeltaV DCS, GE Mark VI, TRICONEX and many other PLCs. These
control systems contain thousands of interlock logical diagrams that could be validated and verified with the simulator before start-up, avoiding costly downtime.
The unique set of challenges required expertise in both chemical process simulation and power simulation. GSE is one of the few companies with expertise in both areas. “By the development and testing of the simulation system, the plant has realized design optimization and the revision of start-up procedures, which plays a very important role in its successful start-up and stable running,” explains SNEC’s Project Manager, Han Zhenfei.
GSE’s SimSuite Pro™ simulation software and services were used to model the air separator units, gasifier reactors, CO shift, H2PSA, acid gas removal and other auxiliary systems.