Hyperion to supply an Operator Training Simulator for the Propane Dehydrogenation plant of ADVANCED in Saudi Arabia

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Hyperion Systems Engineering announces that it will supply the Operator Training Simulator for the propane dehydrogenation plant (PDH) of Advanced Petrochemical Company in Saudi Arabia.

Operator Training Simulator

Operator Training Simulator

Hyperion’s emulated OTS solution is a cost effective high-fidelity simulated operator training solution.

Hyperion Systems Engineering (Hyperion), the leading independent solutions provider to the global process industries, announces that it will supply the Operator Training Simulator (OTS) for the propane dehydrogenation plant (PDH) of Advanced Petrochemical Company (ADVANCED), in Saudi Arabia.

Hyperion will be the sole supplier for this OTS system, and responsible for the functionality, handover and maintenance. This project is for the provision of an OTS system with a fully emulated DCS system, representing the Honeywell DCS System.

Hyperion’s emulated OTS solution is a cost effective high-fidelity simulated operator training solution that realistically resembles the operator station appearance and functionality, while at the same time, increases the training capabilities and flexibility of the system.

The OTS will offer a highly realistic representation of PDH plant operation and will provide a unique environment for developing operation skills and studying detailed process behavior, using customized simulation models. Various operational conditions will be provided for the simulated plant, including start-up, shutdown, emergency conditions and normal operational transients.

Hyperion’s turnkey responsibilities on the OTS project will include:

  •     Development of first-principle dynamic process models which can describe the plant behavior with high-fidelity, using DYNSIM™ dynamic simulation software.
  •     Emulation of Safety Systems and Control Schemes
  •     Emulation of Honeywell DCS interfaces using the actual plant graphics
  •     Integration of the process models with the emulated Safety System and emulated DCS
  •     Development of Instructor and Field Operator Station
  •     Hardware and software procurements
  •     Installation and commissioning at site
  •     Provision of appropriate training and documentation (manuals and specifications)

Abdullah M. Al-Garawi, President & CEO of ADVANCED stated, “This is an important project for us, as this is our first investment in OTS systems. We hope that selecting an experienced company like Hyperion will result in a successful delivery, on time and in line with the budgeted cost.”

Mr. Dean R. Jones, Executive Vice President of Hyperion stated, “We feel honored by the fact that ADVANCED has selected Hyperion for the provision of its first Operator Training Simulator. Hyperion has the skills and expertise to satisfy customer requirements and ensure maximum value can be obtained from their investments in simulation systems. We are committed to meet and exceed their expectations.”

About Advanced Petrochemical Company
Advanced Petrochemical Company (ADVANCED) was established as a joint stock company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 27th Shaban 1426H (Corresponding to 1 October 2005) to develop an integrated propane Dehydrogenation and Polypropylene complex in Jubail Industrial City comprising an area of 650,000 m2.

ADVANCED commercial production was started in the first quarter of 2008. The facility produces 450 thousands tons per year of polypropylene. PP enjoys high international demand as it can be processed by virtually all thermoplastic-processing methods. ADVANCED provides a safe and healthy workplace and ensures that processes, operations and products exceed environmental standards. ADVANCED is keen to be a profitable, efficient and customer focused company, recognized as a leading supplier of quality products and services worldwide. Also, the company is devoted to deliver value to its shareholders, achieve customer satisfaction, caring for its employees (company’s real assets), courteous to its vendors and partners, and responsible as a corporate entity.

For more information, see ADVANCED online at http://www.advancedpetrochem.com

About Hyperion
Hyperion Systems Engineering is a globally operating, independent provider of consulting & advisory services, systems engineering solutions and professional implementation services and support to process manufacturers. With 20 years of experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas, Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals, Chemical, Power, Water and Metals industries, Hyperion helps its customers reduce operating and supply chain costs, improve safety and increase their overall profitability, always cognisant of environmental impact.

Employing a workforce of top engineers, consultants and project managers distributed across several locations, Hyperion operates world-wide delivering systems engineering solutions in areas such as Process Modeling and Optimisation, Operator Training Simulators, Basic and Advanced Process Control, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Data Validation and Reconciliation, Laboratory Information Systems, Plant Performance Management and Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Scheduling.

Hyperion’s professional advisory and consulting services range from Strategic Opportunity Assessment, Technology Readiness and Front End Engineering Design studies, Project Management Consulting and Program Management, to knowledge transfer assurance, technology review, training and education.

Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd. is a company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus and is the holding company of the Hyperion Systems Engineering group with registered subsidiaries in Greece, China, Russian Federation, Singapore, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain, India, United Kingdom and the United States. The company is also certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard, is reviewed by TRACE International and is accredited with the Investors in People Standard.

For more information, visit hyperionsystems.net or contact:
Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd.
38, Strovolou Avenue
Nicosia, CY2018, Cyprus
Phone +357 22840700
Fax +357 22590009

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