Trunkline LNG selects IPS for Operator Training Simulator

  • October 09, 2007
  • Schneider Electric
  • News
FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - October 9, 2007 - Invensys Process Systems has been awarded a contract to provide an integrated training simulator for control room operators at the Trunkline LNG terminal near Lake Charles, Louisiana. The SimSci-Esscor operating training simulator will be used for the initial training or retraining of control room operators, operating supervisors and other equipment operators. The simulator comprises training on all aspects of terminal operations, such as start-up, shutdown, normal operation, and possible terminal process upset situations. "We believe Invensys provides an integrated simulator that meets our training needs, is compatible with our existing control room systems and provides lower life cycle costs," said John Kelly, vice president of LNG operations and engineering at Trunkline LNG. The training technology solution includes DYNSIM simulation software for high fidelity process modeling, as well as FSIM Plus software for simulation of the facility's Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system (DCS). At the heart of the solution is SimSci-Essor's SIM4ME common user environment for both steady-state and dynamic simulation applications. About Trunkline LNG The Trunkline LNG Company liquefied natural gas receiving terminal is located near Lake Charles, Louisiana, and is one of the largest and most modern LNG import terminals in North America. Completed in July 1981 with two recent expansions, the terminal has a total storage capacity of 9 billion cubic feet and a sustained sendout capacity of 1.8 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day, with a peak sendout capacity of 2.1 Bcf per day. Trunkline LNG receives LNG shipments from markets around the world for delivery into the U.S. natural gas pipeline grid. Trunkline LNG is part of Southern Union Company (NYSE:SUG), one of the nation's leading diversified natural gas companies, engaged primarily in the transportation, storage, gathering, processing and distribution of natural gas. About Invensys Process SystemsInvensys Process Systems 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. Invensys Process Systems encompasses industry-leading brands such as InFusion, Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, and Avantis and provides advanced products, services, and solutions to industrial facilities around the world. These include many of the world's largest upstream operations, refineries, chemical plants, gas plants, LNG plants, power plants, mineral processing 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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