Co-developing a simulator in the strictest confidentiality

Co-developing a simulator in the strictest confidentiality

Hydrocarbons | January 2018

In late 2017, CORYS and Michelin carried out on-site acceptance of a control simulator for a new synthetic rubber production plant.

One distinctive feature of the project was the highly confidential nature of Michelin’s procedures – so much so that it withheld all the behavioural, physical/chemical, and thermodynamic data.

Tasks were assigned appropriately in view of this concern. The company developed the dynamic model of its polymerisation reactor, with support from CORYS; this model was then incorporated into the dynamic process model developed by CORYS using Indiss Plus®.

Michelin will be using the simulator to develop and optimise start-up and shutdown procedures, as well as to train its operational staff prior to commissioning of the facility.