Energy & Process2019-01-31T14:09:55+00:00

Modelon has extensive experience with simulation and optimization applications for energy and processing plants.  The company’s software and services help customers develop new techniques to increase efficiency, improve production, and satisfy regulatory requirements.

Modelon provides software and services for industries such as power, processing, chemical, oil and gas, and utilities.

Benefits of working with Modelon:

  • Gives access to tools and methods proven in the real world
  • Enables performance, safety and regulatory studies early in the design process
  • Allows users to integrate mechanical and electrical subsystems for greater productivity and quality
  • Delivers ability to create “what-if” real-time simulations for optimizing design and operations, saving time and improving safety
  • Offers flexibility to adapt operation simulations to changing regulatory conditions
  • Provides access to open-systems approach for integrating existing tools into a cohesive process.

Applications

District Heating

Combined heat and power plants can be modeled in detail to capture their behavior at various loads. Physical phenomena such as delays, heat losses and energy storage in accumulators as well as in the network are included in the model. 

Whether you are interested in the reduction of the operation cost of district heating network, in integrating networks and production facilities or in real-world control development, we can offer you customized solutions.

Renewable: Ocean energy

Modelon has the know-how and experience to deliver a fully-fledged Dymola/ Modelica simulation platform for a system that harvests the energy of the ocean: an underwater tidal kite.

The corresponding Modelica based package contains 100 kite components which can be used to develop  different templates.

Processing Plants

Modelon’s JModelica.org open-source Modelica platform is used for grade-change optimization at the Borealis polyethylene production plant in Stenungsund, Sweden. Modelica models that describe the physics of the process are combined with state-of-the-art optimization algorithms to determine the most cost-efficient operations.

The project is described in Automation #6, 2011, the leading Swedish magazine on industrial automation: Read article (in Swedish).

Smart Grids

Dymola and Modelica libraries from Modelon enable service providers to design efficient energy solutions involving distributed power generators and loads, enabling better performance and significant cost savings.

Carbon Separation Processes

Modelon has extensive knowledge and experience related to carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. The company has delivered solutions to large energy suppliers for performance assessment of both absorption-based separation processes and CO2 transport pipelines.

Modelon has also been at the forefront of research into the best methods for modeling and simulating power plant conditions in a wide realm of scenarios.

Wind-Power Plant – Grid Interaction

Simulation helps windmill manufacturers and operators determine how to maximize quality and economic yield in early design stages.

The flexibility of Modelica allows for rapid innovation, design and testing of systems, from rotor mechanics to power grid. Modelon has considerable experience providing the tools and expertise that enable windmill models and simulations based on open standards.

Nuclear Energy – Small Modular Reactors

Nuclear reactor modeling poses two major challenges: The complexity of technically sophisticated assemblies that must meet rigorous safety demands, and the need for large-scale collaboration among designers, engineers and shareholders, many of which do not have specific modeling skills.

Thermal Power Plants

Modelon provides skills, methodologies and tools that enable customers to explore new concepts during early design phases.

Open-systems technologies from Modelon have been applied successfully to a wide range of power-plant types, including coal- and gas-fired, in all sizes and configurations.

Hydro Power Plants

Modelon has a track record of success in helping customers implement modeling and simulation throughout all phases of a hydro plant’s lifecycle, including planning and design, commissioning, production, and maintenance and update scheduling.

Fuel Cells

Modelon has excelled in major projects that involve modeling, simulating, analyzing and controlling fuel-cell design, especially for PEMFC (Polymer Exchange Membrane) and SOFC (Solid Oxide) systems.

Models and tools from Modelon are used for conceptual studies, control design, and hardware-in-the-loop simulation for residential, transport, space and power systems applications.

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