A growing demand for modular type plants for chemical processes is driven by the need of more flexibility, energy efficiency and reduced time to market. These plants can be configured from standardised modules. Incorporating these modules into the IT infrastructure enables a quick comparison of different process variations facilitating a design and optimisation with regard to energy and ressource efficiency.
Many different Projects within the ENPRO initiative as well as working groups and committees outside of ENPRO are working towards the realisation of modular plants. An information model for the entire life cycle of the modules is required in order to utilise the results from the different groups, e.g. in software for module design and the design of modular plants.
The ModuLA project will develop requirements and specifications for a continous and consistent model. The results will be the basis for linking intelligent modules within the IT infrastructure (creating plug-and-play ability for modules) and providing relevant life cycle data of modules. This will establish a module based aproach from planing to operation including the process analysis of a chemical plant.
start of project: 01. September 2018
duration: 36 months