Development of Control Philosophy

The configuration of the control systems can be better assessed by using a dynamic plant model (that creates realistic operating scenarios) than by the traditional static checkout method. The dynamic plant model allows control engineers to
evaluate whether:

  • Regulatory controls sustain reliable operation conditions
  • Approach to risky scenarios is avoided by safety systems
  • Manual or automatic operating procedures for normal start up, normal shutdown, load change, product transitions, emergency shutdown, etc. work as expected
  • The configuration of the operator stations shows an operable environment of the process
  • The system alarms effectively warn the operators about process upsets