Facilitating plant operation and maintenance using an electrical network monitoring and control system simulation tool
The use of simulators for training operators of electrical distribution systems is becoming more and more important. Modern industrial electrical distribution systems are very reliable and switching operations are not often performed. Mistakes can be very dangerous for personnel and equipment as well as being costly due to the production losses incurred. The authors describe the integration of a simulator into an Electrical Network Monitoring and Control System (ENMCS) in a chemical production facility in the south of France and how it is used to provide operator training as well as the preparation of switching operations. The addition of an ENMCS in an existing plant in commercial operation is also illustrated in this paper.