IPS to install operator simulator for Sinclair refinery

  • June 05, 2007
  • Schneider Electric
  • News
FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - JUNE 5, 2007 - Invensys Process Systems has been awarded a contract from Sinclair Oil for a SimSci-Esscor Operating Training Simulator (OTS) to be implemented at the Sinclair refinery near Rawlins, Wyoming. Advanced dynamic simulation technology in the new OTS will allow Sinclair's Wyoming Refinery to train operators on all aspects of plant operations and controls, as well as start-up, shutdown and emergency situation management of the refinery's newly constructed delayed coker unit."Sinclair Wyoming Refinery selected Invensys' OTS solution based on its ability to integrate easily and be compatible with our existing control system," said Ed Juno, Operations Manager at Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company.The Invensys OTS solution will include SimSci-Esscor DYNSIM simulation software for high fidelity process modeling of all plant processes. The OTS will play an important role at the refinery, as the new delayed coker unit is the first such unit installed at the facility. The simulator will help accelerate commissioning of the new unit.The Sinclair Wyoming Refinery currently employs Foxboro I/A Series distributed control systems (DCS) throughout the facility, and the new software implementation will include the FSIM Plus solution that simulates the Foxboro DCS, facilitating controls checkout and related operator functions. The operations and controls simulation solution is integrated by the SimSci-Esscor SIM4ME common user environment. Invensys will provide a range of professional services in connection with the OTS implementation.About Sinclair Oil CorporationSinclair Oil Corporation is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sinclair Oil owns and operates three refineries, two in Wyoming and one in Oklahoma and markets fuels in 21 states, supplying fuel to over 2,600 company- and distributor-operated stations. The Sinclair Refinery near Rawlins, Wyoming, is one of the longest-running industrial plants in the western United States, yet Sinclair maintains it as one of the most modern refineries in the region, producing 60,000 barrels of petroleum products per day.About InvensysInvensys is the world leader in industrial asset performance management, a strategy designed to help today's industrial enterprises to effectively balance the availability and utilization of their production assets to match changing business requirements. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions and Performance Management services groups, Invensys' automation businesses includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 plants across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world's largest upstream projects, refineries, gas plants, petrochemicals plants, power plants, and pulp and paper mills.The Invensys Group is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with approximately 30,000 employees working in 60 countries. Learn More

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