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Simulations & PsxCad

For more than 20 years, Powerspex has been working on its own open-platform simulation program called PsxCad.
PsxCad is developed by the in-house research & development department. Total process installations are simulated in PsxCad. Software can be pre-engineered and tested before commissioning. Thanks to PsxCad, processes and projects are initiated more efficiently and commissioning is accelerated. A PsxCad simulation can grow with the installation. PsxCad offers insight into the future; PsxCad makes it clear at an early stage which potential solutions work and which do not. PsxCad optimizes automation processes to the extreme.

Simulation software for design, analysis and training

PsxCad Simulation Software is a simulation program that can be used to create dynamic simulations.
The program can be used to create small and large simulations and simulators of energy and process installations, such as power plants, heat networks, drinking water networks, as well as electrolyser plants, beer breweries and aircraft engines, among others.

The simulations and simulators mostly consist of three layers:

  1. Process model with the simulation of a physical plant
  2. Logics with the simulation of schemes, controls and alarms
  3. Screens with the control screens

With the program you can easily and quickly create simulations using libraries for all three layers.
In addition, you can design your own typicals to efficiently build larger simulations and simulators.

Design
With the simulations, ideas and designs can be simulated and tested. Not only in the static simulations but also in the dynamic situations.

Analysis
Historical data can also be imported to analyze the design and improve it where necessary.

Licensing, training and support

  • License for users of simulations and simulators (Runtime license) and license for those who want to create simulations and simulators (Professional license)
  • PsxCad Introduction training to get acquainted with PsxCad and its structure and capabilities. PsxCad Advanced training for those who are going to create simulations with PsxCad or want to modify existing simulations and simulators.
  • Support in the form of technical and project support and updates.

Powerful tool for design, analysis and testing

During various life stages of an engineering installation, Simulation Engineering using PsxCad Simulation Software can help design, analyze and test better and more efficiently.


Concept phase
In the concept phase, simulation engineering offers the following options:

  • Testing an idea or design of a process, energy or water system against intended operations and dynamic interaction of the subsystems
  • Visualizing concepts and obtaining a proof of concept
  • Designing new installations and modifying existing installations

 


Engineering Phase
The options below provide simulation engineering in the engineering phase:

  • Design and testing of schemes and controls together with a simulation of the real plant
  • Functional Twin of installation that grows with you during realization
  • Virtual commissioning well before real commissioning takes place
  • Discovering 'forgotten' business situations and dynamic transitions



Existing plant
For existing plant, simulation engineering can contribute to:

  • Analyzing behavior existing installation and tool for improvements
  • Deepening knowledge of own installation through simulations
  • The dynamic and realistic visualization of proposed changes
  • Piloting modified plant by operators and technologists

Essential part of training programs

Powerspex, using PsxCad Simulation Software Training, creates simulators to develop operators' competencies and abilities.

Generic or Specific
There are several options when it comes to training simulators. There are generic and specific training simulators are.

Generic training simulators:

  • are usable for many training programs without installation-specific features and details
  • Are very useful for educational and industry-oriented trainings

Specific training simulators:

  • Are suitable for training students in detail
  • Provide the opportunity to develop required skills and competencies for specific installations

Various HMI and SCADA systems

  • Client-specific simulations of various HMI and SCADA systems can be used to enhance the look and feel of the trainee and improve training effectiveness
  • Are supplied, if necessary, including setting up the training room and support/service to the trainer


Integral training simulator with simulation of installation, automation and visualization & operation

  • Wide range of power plants
  • Multiple waste-to-energy plants (AECs).
  • Various heat networks and industrial steam systems

Training options
The training simulators are used for a variety of situations.

  • Novice operators as well as experienced operators
  • Normal and abnormal operating situations
  • Individual operator training and also operator team training
  • Increasing knowledge of process coherence and mutual interactions
  • DCS/SCADA user training
  • Multiple simulators on one set of hardware: ability to switch between different training simulators in one training environment.