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Hyperion delivers Operating Training Simulator (OTS) for the new CDU unit at Motor Oil Hellas (MOH) Corinth Refineries

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Nicosia, Cyprus. 14th July 2011. Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd. the leading independent solutions provider to the global process announced the successful delivery of a high fidelity Operator Training Simulator (OTS) system for the new Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) for Motor Oil Hellas (MOH), located at Corinth Refineries in Greece.

The model of the CDU includes models of the crude preheating train, crude furnace, atmospheric crude distillation column, strippers, distillation overhead compressor, debutanizer and C3/C4 Splitter. The high fidelity dynamic OTS was developed with an emulated Honeywell DCS.

The Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and the Emergency Shut-Down (ESD) configuration were developed in the DynsimTM environment and integrated with the emulated DCS graphics. Complex DCS control logic and sequences have been extensively and accurately modeled to emulate the actual Honeywell DCS. Complex control model includes sequence and control of crude furnace feed pass balance.

In addition, the Motor Oil Hellas’ CDU OTS included a Field Operator Station and an Instructor Station. Apart from the normal functionalities of the aforementioned stations, the operators could access an instructor variable page and a custom malfunction page to modify feed and ambient conditions as well as trigger 15 predefined custom malfunctions. Custom malfunctions included sludge effect in desalter on increased desalter amperage.

          Mr. Costas Moros, DCS Section Head at MOH Corinth Refineries said “The OTS for our new Crude Distillation Unit is a key element
          of our refinery’s operational strategy. Over the period of project execution and given the tight deadlines associated with the new 
          unit coming on stream, we developed an excellent working relationship with the Hyperion project team who put all the necessary
          efforts to overcome any difficulties and deliver to  Motor Oil Hellas a world-class training simulator".

The finished product consisted of a high fidelity model of the Crude Distillation Unit fronted by a close replica of the Honeywell DCS including Dual screen functionality, emulated Honeywell DCS keyboards, as well as alarm management and trending functionalities.


About Motor Oil Hellas

Motor Oil Hellas (MOH) is one of the major contributors to the Greek domestic economy and a key market player in the region.

Corinth Refineries are located in Agii Theodori, in the province of Corinth, about 70km outside Athens. With its ancillary plants and offsite facilities they form the largest privately held industrial complex in Greece and is considered as one of the most modern refineries in Europe. Due to its flexibility it can process crude oils of various characteristics and produce a full range of petroleum products, complying with the most stringent International Specifications, serving major petroleum marketing companies in Greece and abroad. Apart from fuels, MOH is the only Lubricants producer and packager in Greece.

MOH's Management System, Quality and Environment, is certified according to ISO 9001:2008 for the production & delivery of fuels, lubricants, waxes and oils and according to ISO 14001:2004 regarding environmental management systems. It is the only refinery in Greece, which has been certified with both certifications.

The company is listed in the Athens Stock Exchange [ASE:MOH].

For more information visit www.moh.gr


About Hyperion

Hyperion Systems Engineering (www.hyperionsystems.net) is the world’s leading independent provider of systems engineering solutions and services to the process industries. A privately held company with 16 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage, Power, Water and Metals industries, Hyperion has a well-established reputation for groundbreaking innovation, helping clients to drive down costs and dramatically increase operational efficiencies.

Hyperion provides Process Modeling and Simulation, Basic and Advanced Process Control, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Supply Chain Management, and Project Management Consulting, with specialized expertise including Operator Training Simulators, Predictive Emissions Monitoring Systems, Environmental Compliance and Reporting, Laboratory Information Management Systems and Advanced Planning and Scheduling.

Headquartered in Cyprus, Hyperion operates around the world with regional offices in Athens (Greece), Moscow (Russia), Al-Khobar (Saudi Arabia), Pune (India), Shanghai (China), and Singapore. In addition, Hyperion’s wholly owned UK-based subsidiary, Broner Metals Solutions Ltd, is a leading provider of supply-chain management solutions to the international steel and aluminium manufacturing industry.

Hyperion is certified to the ISO 9001:2000 standard, by EuroCert.