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Metafrax Awards Turn-Key Operator Training Simulator (OTS) Project to Hyperion

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Full-scope operator training simulator for methanol production plant in Gubakha, Russia.
Athens, Greece. 30th January 2008.
Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd., the leading independent operator training simulator provider announced today that it has been awarded the supply and implementation of an Operator Training Simulator for the methanol plant of JSC Metafrax, in the city of Gubakha in the Perm region, Russia.

Hyperion’s turn-key responsibilities on the project will include:
  • Development of first-principle dynamic process models which can describe the plant behavior with high-fidelity. These include models for boilers, natural gas conversion, compression, synthesis and methanol refining areas.
  • Integrating the process models with an Emerson Process Management DeltaV distributed control system.
  • Instructor and field-operator stations, separate from the engineering station.
  • A set of trainee/operator consoles, using the actual plant graphics.
  • All hardware and software procurement.
  • Installation and commissioning at site.
Hyperion will be building the simulator based on the leading edge DYNSIM™ and SIM4ME™ simulation technologies. After installation on site, it the simulator will be used to:
  • Offer primary training and, subsequently, maintain and enhance skills of the process operators.
  • Optimize the plant start-up and shut-down procedures.
  • Support the checking-out of the controls algorithms used.
Victor Maier, Chief Executive Officer at Metafrax, said: “We selected Hyperion because they have proven experience in delivering state-of-the-art process simulators, based on the latest commercially available technology.”

Dr. Symeon Kassianides, Chief Executive Officer at Hyperion, said: “Hyperion has a strong commitment to support Russia and the CIS region through our Moscow office which has been in full operation since 2003, as well as our second office which we plan to establish in the Urals region by the end of this year. We are very excited to be working with Metafrax on this important project. The Russia region has significant potential for Hyperion’s solutions as the region modernizes, improves manufacturing facilities, and develops the skills of the workforce.

About Operator Training Systems
Operator Training Simulators are detailed, high fidelity, real-time simulation systems that are custom-built to match the dynamic behavior of single or multiple plant units and their associated control systems. An Operator Training System may be used throughout the plant lifecycle to train operating crews, resulting in fewer operating errors and quicker and safer startups and shutdowns, improve plant reliability due to improved response to abnormal situations, optimize throughput and product quality, and provide the basis for evaluation of control strategies.