Project profile

Power Plant Simulators for Higher Operational Efficiency and Training

STEAG Energy Services has a framework agreement with TRAX Corporation in the United States on an exclusive basis to use the ProTRAX toolkit to develop power plant simulators. This software is a complete graphical user interface (GUI)-based modeling and simulation tool designed to be highly interactive for power plant operator training simulators.

SES has considerable experience and expertise in all aspects of simulator development including the design, development, testing, commissioning and training of high fidelity power plant operator training simulators. This includes the development of component-level process models, emulated control systems and the emulation of HMI exactly identical to the plant DCS.

The simulator training rapidly familiarizes trainees with the plant operations and DCS controls, thereby enabling better operational efficiency with a minimum threat to expensive equipment/systems present in the plant.

Power plant operation training provided by the highly experienced training department of SES using the developed operator training simulator helps the operation personnel to become familiar with the plant‘s start-up and shutdown operations. The exact replica of the plant‘s screen, DCS controls, and logics provide the feel of the actual plant. Malfunctions incorporated in the simulator help operators to prepare for abnormal conditions. The dynamic process model may also be used for optimization or flexibilization studies if desired by the client.