- January 31, 2017
- Yokogawa Corporation of America
January 31, 2017 - Omega Simulation, a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation, announced the release of OmegaLand V3.1, an enhanced version of the OmegaLand integrated dynamic simulation environment. OmegaLand is a core element of Omega Simulation’s plant training simulator.
In the oil, natural gas, petrochemical, chemical, and other industries, the number of skilled operators continues to decline each year. As a result of the pressing need to train new operators, interest has grown in plant operator training systems. Omega Simulation’s OmegaLand integrated dynamic simulation environment enables the construction of virtual plant models that can be used not only for the training of plant operators but also for the study and verification of chemical processes and the design of new processes.
OmegaLand consists of the Visual Modeler plant dynamic simulator and a variety of functional modules, including a graphic module for the on-screen display of plant operations and a simulation control module. With the assistance of an engineer, these modules can be combined to construct a system that meets the needs of each user.
With this latest release, the user interface has been updated so that each of the functional modules can be operated using the same integrated environment. To ease the process of system engineering, three separate functional module packages are available.
The user interface has been updated to allow users to operate different functional modules using the same integrated environment. With this version, tasks can all be executed on a single screen, thus eliminating the need to input data for each functional module. Operability has also been improved by standardizing screen design based on Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Three functional module packages are available to meet a variety of customer needs. These are OmegaLand Trainer (a package for plant operation training), OmegaLand Educator (a package for studying process principles for plant operation), and OmegaLand Solver (a package for solving equation models). Each includes the OmegaLand Visual Modeler plant dynamic simulator as the core module. OmegaLand Visual Modeler is also sold separately.
With the version, the simulation can be paused and modified at any time. Once the program change has been completed, the simulation can be resumed. In addition, the graphics and instruction functions have been enhanced to improve operability.
Target applications include plant operator training, examination and analysis of production processes, examination and verification of instrumentation systems, and process training for operators and engineers.