Hyperion Delivers Operator Training Simulator of OPaL’s Ethylene Plant for Linde

Hyperion Systems Engineering, has delivered to Linde an Operator Training Simulator for the ethylene plant of ONGC Petro-additions Ltd. (OPaL), in Dahej, India. The OPaL Dahej plant will be India’s largest ethylene plant, and the center of a larger petrochemical complex.

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Hyperion, Linde and OPaL personnel during OTS Factory Acceptance Testing

Hyperion, Linde and OPaL personnel during OTS Factory Acceptance Testing

Hyperion's successful development and delivery of Operator Training Simulator for the large scale Ethylene unit of OPaL

Nicosia, Cyprus (PRWEB UK) 3 June 2013

Hyperion Systems Engineering (Hyperion), the leading independent simulation solutions provider, has delivered to Linde an Operator Training Simulator (OTS) for the ethylene plant in Dahej, India. The Linde Group built the turnkey plant for India’s ONGC Petro-additions Ltd. (OPaL), together with consortium partner Samsung Engineering of Korea. The OPaL Dahej plant will be India’s largest ethylene plant, and the center of a larger petrochemical complex.

Hyperion and OPaL representatives will participate and jointly present the successful delivery of the Dahej ethylene plant OTS system, at the annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC), which will be held on 9–11 July 2013, in New Delhi, India.

The Operator Training Simulator contract was awarded to Hyperion by The Linde Group. Hyperion’s project scope included the design and delivery of an Operator Training Simulator system for the Dual Feed Cracker Unit (DFCU) and Associated Units (AU) with Honeywell Experion Control system.

The OTS solution includes a hybrid system for the DCS using emulated controllers and real operator trainee stations. The Operator training environment is fully replicated using graphics taken from the actual plant DCS configuration.

Hyperion has developed a high-fidelity plant-specific simulator for Dahej ethylene plant. The process model simulation was developed using DYNSIM™ dynamic simulation software. The OTS allows the operators to experience many operating situations in a relatively short period of training time, before the plant is commissioned. The simulator system represents the best method for conducting supervised training exercises and helps to reduce operational errors. The use of the OTS is expected to result in maximization of plant availability, increase of plant productivity and improvement of product quality.

The OTS system has recently been thoroughly tested by both Linde and OPaL engineers and the comments on the behavior of the system are very positive and both are very pleased from the overall result.

Dr. Karsten Schulze, Project Manager from Linde’s Engineering Division stated, “This was a large scale project with many challenges due to its magnitude and complexity. With Hyperion’s experienced team and their hard work, a world-class simulator has been delivered.”

Mr. Dean R. Jones, Executive Vice President of Hyperion stated, “Building high fidelity simulators for ethylene manufacturing is an area where our company has extensive experience and engineering domain expertise; we were delighted to work with The Linde Group and deliver this prestigious project, which will help ensure effective operation of the OPaL Dahej ethylene complex. Hyperion has the skills and expertise to ensure that maximum value can be obtained from customer’s investments in simulation technologies. OPaL now has a valuable tool that can be used to help understand and improve the operation of their plant.”

About The Linde Group
The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with approximately 62,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2012 financial year, it generated revenue of EUR 15.280 bn. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards sustainable earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees and is committed to the society and the environment - in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

For more information, see The Linde Group online at http://www.linde.com

About ONGC Petro additions Limited
ONGC Petro additions Limited (OPaL), a multi billion joint venture company was incorporated in 2006, as a Public Limited Company under the companies Act, 1956, promoted by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and co-promoted by GAIL and GSPC.

OPaL is setting up a grass root mega Petrochemical project at Dahej, Gujarat in PCPIR/SEZ. The complex's main Dual Feed Cracker Unit has the capacity to produce 1100 KTPA Ethylene, 400 KTPA Propylene and the Associated Units consists of Pyrolysis Gasoline Hydrogenation Unit, Butadiene Extraction Unit and Benzene Extraction Unit. The Polymer plants of OPaL has 2X360 KTPA of LLDPE/HDPE Swing unit, 1X340 KTPA of Dedicated HDPE and 1x340 KTPA of PP. All the major contracts have been awarded and the construction is in full swing.

OPaL is poised to become a key player in the growth of the polymer industry, because it has all the essential ingredients to become one of the best performing operators in the global petrochemical industry. Moreover, to utilize the advantage of this highly competitive and dynamic market, OPaL synergizes with the strengths of its promoters. OPaL has the combine advantages of adequate indigenous feedstock supplies, talented manpower, ready market and above all, a better and brighter domestic market.

The demand for polymers in India is huge and is expected to further rise with the growth in GDP. India will continue to be in deficit of Polyethylene in the foreseeable future. Moreover this also works as a perfect downstream integration for ONGC-the key promoter who will be supplying the feedstock required for this project from its Hazira, Uran and Dahej facilities.

Apart from the home turf, being in SEZ, OPaL will be marketing substantial part of its produce in the international market. OPaL aims to provide world-class products and services across the globe. To achieve this, OPaL makes effective use of technology, while being sensitive towards the environment at all times. Using the state-of-art technologies from the finest and most renowned technology providers in the world, the OPaL facilities will be among the best in class in the world. OPaL aspires to establish a suitable relationship with community at large for mutual benefit.

For more information, see OPaL online at http://www.opalindia.in

About Hyperion
Hyperion Systems Engineering is a globally operating, independent provider of consulting & advisory services, systems engineering solutions and professional implementation services and support to process manufacturers. With 20 years of experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas, Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals, Chemical, Power, Water and Metals industries, Hyperion helps its customers reduce operating and supply chain costs, improve safety and increase their overall profitability, always cognisant of environmental impact.

Employing a workforce of top engineers, consultants and project managers distributed across several locations, Hyperion operates world-wide delivering systems engineering solutions in areas such as Process Modeling and Optimisation, Operator Training Simulators, Basic and Advanced Process Control, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Data Validation and Reconciliation, Laboratory Information Systems, Plant Performance Management and Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Scheduling.

Hyperion’s professional advisory and consulting services range from Strategic Opportunity Assessment, Technology Readiness and Front End Engineering Design studies, Project Management Consulting and Program Management, to knowledge transfer assurance, technology review, training and education.

Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd. is a company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus and is the holding company of the Hyperion Systems Engineering group with registered subsidiaries in Greece, China, Russian Federation, Singapore, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain, India, United Kingdom and the United States. The company is also certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard, is reviewed by TRACE International and is accredited with the Investors in People Standard.

For more information, visit http://www.hyperionsystems.net or contact:
Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd.
38, Strovolou Avenue
Nicosia, CY2018, Cyprus
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