Early Launch of Validation via an Evolving Engineering Simulator (ELVEES) simulation strategy

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In engineering, dynamic validation changes everything Guillaume HémeryR&D Manager, Framatome Framatome has invested in a forward-compatible engineering simulator known as Elvees to validate power plant design stages, notably for the Angra 3 power plant in Brazil over the next few years. While it takes time to adjust to the new practice, dynamic simulation is realistic, … Read more

CORYS enhanced Computer Generated Images rival the realism of Flight Simulator®

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The latest in computer-generated image technology is helping our train simulators deliver the same immersive experience as Flight Simulator®, only on solid ground. The physical environment is represented in extreme detail, with image resolution down to 5 centimetres. All elements on the network are also georeferenced. Add the effects of wind and sunlight and the … Read more

New lease of life for the Southeastern driving simulator

Following the award of an international tender, CORYS successfully completed the refurbishment of the Southeastern Railway Javelin High Speed Train driving simulator in May 2021. The simulator was initially delivered in 2008 to train drivers on HS1 and, after 12 years of intensive use, was ready for a new life! Southeastern’s choice of refurbishment allowed … Read more

EDF rolls out the SiRENE 1300 MW simulator

Following on from the 900 MW version, a first version of 1300 MW SiRENE* (Simulator renovated for design work) simulator was rolled out in 2020 for EDF’s nuclear engineering. The CORYS simulator provides support for changes to the fleet in operation, including predictions and analysis of the changes’ impact on installations. The next version of … Read more

Extrusion Challenge accepted and successfully simulating

In extrusion, thermoplastic material first arrives with a doughy consistency, before being compressed, formed, cooled by means of a heat exchange process, and then cut into pellets once it has solidified. Simulating this process has been a real challenge. CORYS’ North American team has successfully done so for a petrochemicals company building a new polyethylene … Read more

3D immersive training for field operators

Operators no longer need to go out in the field to get to know an installation, locate valves, or practice emergency procedures. Today, they can train using a 3D immersive model connected to a process simulator: this relays the effect of each operator action on pressure, temperature, and other settings. The innovative solution has now … Read more

BNSF first USA user! Their Train Simulator on a tablet

SODA, the cloud based simulator has impressed BNSF Railway, one of the most important US freight operators.The CORYS simulator´s software is stored on BNSF’s servers so their engineers and conductors can access with a tablet at any time.In the future, in standalone mode, locomotive engineers will be able to use their time at the workplace (in an office, depot or elsewhere) to … Read more

New applications for Elvees

The forward-compatible engineering simulator Elvees is opening up to new users. Initially designed to support the validation of the various design stages of the Brazilian Angra 3 power plant, this simulator provides a structure for validating the control specification of any industrial installation. CORYS was able to implement, the process model of the IPS/NAS (Isotope … Read more

EMR drivers to be trained on a new simulator

Hitachi Rail Limited has awarded CORYS the tender to supply a replica train driving simulator for their UK rail operator East Midlands Railway (EMR). The simulator will represent the new Class 810 AT300 SXR and be delivered ahead of the train entering passenger service in early 2023. The simulator will have the latest CORYS driver training technology … Read more

New tramway simulator project for Nuremberg, Germany

CORYS is excited to announce that we have been awarded the German tramway simulator project for VAG. The new simulation system will consist of 4 tramway models in one Desk Simulator, with motion and realistic computer generated images, including a tablet Instruction Station to remotely control the simulator. Rainer Wendler, Tramway Simulator Project Manager at … Read more

Upgrade of the AMPCO OTS

Atlantic Methanol Production Company LLC (AMPCO) selects CORYS to upgrade their operator training simulator (OTS). The OTS model and control & safety systems will be updated along with the facility after the plant turnaround completed in Spring 2020. Changes to the relevant operating procedures will also involve update to the OTS manuals. AMPCO has been … Read more

NS reiterates its confidence in CORYS

NS, the Dutch rail operator, carried out a market analysis on training simulators and opted once again for CORYS, ordering 13 additional compact simulators and signing a 7 year maintenance contract. The installations will simulate new train models, using cutting-edge CGI imagery. All of NS’ simulators will also be upgraded to include the latest ETCS … Read more

Free webinar : severe accident training simulation

CORYS organizes a webinar on February 16: Severe Accident Training Using Full Scope Simulators. Jody Ryan, CORYS Chief Commercial Officer will host the webinar, and panelists will include Bob Sanders and Barney Panfil, both of whom are Principle Engineers at CORYS and experts in severe accident simulation. Jody also anticipate the participation of utility training personnel … Read more

CORYS maintains a 10-year contract with Gasunie

CORYS was awarded a new upgrade  10-year maintenance contract by Gasunie to provide technical support for migration to INDISS PLUS® technology and software maintenance. CORYS will work with Gasunie to upgrade INDISS® existing custom simulators to keep this relationship strong in a cost-effective way without any interruption. Gasunie process control team has been using INDISS® software since 2008. … Read more

New dynamic simulation study for WAGA ENERGY

As part of its growth, WAGA ENERGY renews its confidence by calling on CORYS to produce a new dynamic simulation study. CORYS aims to confirm the chosen regulation strategies, and to understand the dynamic response to the different demands of WAGA ENERGY’s new range of high-capacity biomethane production units. The first study was carried out … Read more

ABB and CORYS sign MoU for digital collaboration

The two companies enter a strategic agreement to advance digital twin modeling and simulation technology across energy and process industries The agreement reflects a strategic collaboration between ABB and CORYS, with both companies committed to delivering advanced digital twin technology to help drive down capital and operational costs and reduce risks for customers. Leveraging ABB Ability™ 800xA … Read more

Remote training on simulator

Due to the pandemic, the training of the future inspectors of the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), scheduled in March, was postponed to November and carried out entirely online. We were able to adapt our programme to guarantee effective training, including a theoretical part such as neutronics and materials, but also a practical part on … Read more

Saudi Arabia: immersive 3-D training

Hyundai Engineering & Construction has chosen CORYS Simulation Middle East (Cyprus) to develop an immersive 3-D training simulator, destined for the new ethane recovery unit at the world’s largest oilfield – operated by Saudi Aramco in Uthmaniyah, Saudi Arabia. An immersive 3-D model has been created using CAD files. This will be linked to the INDISS … Read more

Simulator framework agreement for EDF DIPDE

CORYS has been selected by EDF DIPDE (Marseille) for its Simulator Framework Agreement. This six-year contract, with a commitment to place orders, covers several activities: alterations to full-scale simulators to implement real-life unit changes; Maintenance in Operational Condition (MOC) of the simulator process model; and simulator manufacturer expertise for EDF simulator workshops. CORYS has also … Read more

Two cutting edge driving simulators in Sydney

The two CORYS New Intercity Fleet simulators have achieved Provisional Acceptance in Sydney Australia to enable Transport for NSW to begin driver training ahead of the New Intercity Fleet roll out. The simulators come packed with the latest driver training technology from the leading French simulator supplier. Built in two bespoke shipping containers, each simulator … Read more

CORYS contributes to NAPTA workbook

CORYS Inc. has partnered with the North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) to provide content for their Process Operations workbook in the form of providing examples of a Block Flow Diagram (BFD), a Process Flow Diagram (PFD), and a Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID).  CORYS becomes one of the contributors to the “process operations” workbook.  … Read more

Simulation in the Cloud

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IFP Training: making training simulators accessible 24/7, worldwide Corinne Mathieu Training Engineer, IFP Training To keep on delivering training in spite of the global health crisis and lockdown measures, IFP Training asked CORYS to move forward the setting up of access to its simulators via the Cloud. The first trainings revealed that the simulators worked just as … Read more

Digital reactor project : the practical stage

Réacteur numérique (‘Digital Reactor’) is an R&D project undertaken by nine French companies working in the nuclear industry. The four-year project seeks to develop a digital twin of a power plant that can be used from design right through to deconstruction. CORYS is one of the companies involved, and responsible for the functional integration bench. … Read more

ETCS : training in advance with simulators by LNER

 The ideal solution to prepare for the arrival of ETCS Interview with Paul Boyle, Head of ERTMS, London North Eastern Railway, UK  LNER invested in a CORYS ETCS simulator back in 2015, even though the route on which they operate wasnot yet fitted. Why plan so far ahead? We understood that we needed to start … Read more

ETCS training : The importance of the simulators fidelity by NS

“A simulator that faithfully reproduces the driver’s everyday environment” Interview with Carl Kleibeuker, senior instructor, NS (Netherlands) What factors led to NS choosing its ETCS training simulator? As an instructor, I didn’t get to have a say in which one we chose. However, I did have to give an opinion about how faithful the simulator … Read more

Large-scale renovations for Sinopec

In spring 2020, CORYS’ China-based subsidiary HKD completed renovation work on 30 procedure training simulators for Sinopec, one of China’s largest integrated power and chemicals companies. HKD’s work to develop four new simulators for Sinopec is also ongoing. (low-density polyethylene, high-density polyethylene, sludge-bed residue hydrogenation and combined light oil hydrogenation.)

USA : free webinar about Glass Panel Simulators

On September 16, CORYS Inc. Power Business Unit will be giving a webinar called “Full Scope Glass Panel Simulators”, featuring the Monticello and VC Summer glass panel simulators. Jody Ryan (Chief Commercial Officer CORYS Inc.) will be the host and panelists will be Stan Chan (Chief Technical Officer, CORYS Inc.), Joe Yarbrough (Senior Simulator Engineer, Monticello … Read more

ETCS : using a simulator to prepare and train your staff

CORYS’ ETCS simulator offers operators, infrastructure managers, and certification bodies the perfect way to anticipate this major change. A dozen or so of our clients, spread across seven countries, are already using it. The key feature of this simulator is that it complies with EU SRS standards for Baselines 2 and 3, allowing users to … Read more

A simulator to develop the EPR2

The engineering simulator for the EPR2 reactor (designed by EDF), was installed in August 2020 in the AREVA tower at La Défense, Paris.  Designed in collaboration with Edvance (the joint subsidiary of EDF and Framatome), this simulator is operational to run transient scenarios. The operating procedures used have already enabled to identify design evolutions impacting … Read more

New train, new simulator for Amtrak

The Alstom Nextgen Acela21 high-speed train replica simulator is operational at the US operator Amtrak’s training centre in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. Locomotive engineers training can begin even before the train goes to service in 2021. This new full scope simulator replicates the North East Corridor with 400 miles in the latest generation computer generated images. It … Read more

Full scope glass panel for NPP in USA

In late 2019 Dominion Energy contracted CORYS Inc. to develop a full scope glass panel simulator for the VC Summer nuclear plant in South Carolina.  The purpose of the new simulator is to supplement the existing highly-utilized full scope training simulator, providing more opportunity for both licensed and non-licensed plant operators to enjoy the benefits … Read more

Metro Tunnel and CORYS overcome testing times

The new signalling technology that will be a hallmark of Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel requires comprehensive training and development for the specialist Test Drivers who will work on the initial test site for Communications Based Train Control (CBTC). The CORYS simulator for the Metro Tunnel Project’s Rail Systems Alliance (RSA) will use an actual X’Trapolis cab … Read more

Updated PTC for CSX simulators

The third delivery of the ETMS was made last June on CSX Transportation (USA) simulators as part of the Positive Control Train (PTC) upgrade contract. This contract started in 2018 for 5 years and is valid until 2023. The extensive PTC training is available to engineers with simulators at over 85 locations through the CSX … Read more

Appointement of a new CEO at CORYS

On July 1 2020, Charles Rosmorduc succeeds Ralf Gathmann and becomes the new Chairman and CEO of CORYS. He has been CORYS Inc. CEO, the American subsidiary, since 2017 and has also held operational management positions in the company’s transportation and power business for 8 years. Charles Rosmorduc, CORYS CEO said “It is a great honour … Read more

Motion systems for simulators : why 5 DOF is better than 6 DOF

No, the 6 DOF motion system is not necessarily the best choice for a full-scope train, subway and tramway simulator. 5 DOF is more realistic, less bulky and not necessarily more expensive. Demonstration. What is the difference between a 5 DOF and a 6 DOF, from the user’s point of view? Not much, just one … Read more

Metro North Virtual Factory Acceptance Test

The Factory Acceptance Test following the update of the simulators of Metro North Railroad, the commuter train operator in New York City, was successfully completed remotely from the premises of CORYS Inc. in Jacksonville Florida. The virtual test involved upgrading the Positive Train Control (PTC) for the Brookville BL20 diesel locomotive simulator and the Bombardier … Read more

The oil rig relocated, its training simulator adapts

Norway: a reused oil rig and a renovated simulator When a drilling and production platform is renovated and moved to a new site, what happens to its Operator Training Simulators (OTS) In the case of Inspirer, which is being moved from Norway’s Volve oil field to Yme, 200 km away, the OTS comes too! The Inspirer platform, … Read more

MOC of EDF’s EPR simulators

The MOC (Maintenance in Operational Conditions) contract for the simulation platforms representing the EPR plants has been renewed by EDF. This project began in 2006 with the first contract for the Flamanville simulator. CORYS is now developing, as part of an integrated team with EDF/EDVANCE/CNEN (Centre National des Etudes Nucléaires), the various simulation platforms dedicated to … Read more

Deployment of SiRENE simulator at EDF

Following the 900 MW stage, the SiRENE simulator (SImulator RENovated for design work) has been deployed for the 1300 MW stage at EDF’s nuclear engineering department. This engineering simulator, developed by CORYS, is notably used to support modifications to the operations by allowing EDF teams the possibility of predicting and analysing their impact on the … Read more

Remote Simulation Through Cloud Services

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating many new challenges and is forcing many to consider innovative ways of working. With remote work and learning in response to COVID-19, many people are looking to build their skills while at home. Today CORYS launches a new feature providing remote training opportunities to train and maintain skills of employees. CORYS completed … Read more

New audio-video system validated for HPC EPR simulator

NNB and EDF Energy, United-Kingdom, validated the audio-video system installation on one of the four simulation platforms, installed to date at the Cannington training centres for the Hinkley Point EPR plant. This audio-video facility enables, through a virtual window, a “direct” view from the instructors’ room of the operator trainees in the replica control room. … Read more

Simulators always hit the road

Despite a global health crisis, CORYS’ activities continue. The proof: a container containing a train driving simulator and its instructor’s station hit the road on Thursday 20 March, bound for the customer’s site. The CORYS teams, in partnership with its suppliers, have made everything possible while respecting the barrier gestures to make the on-time delivery … Read more

We adapt ourselves

CORYS has reconfigured its activities to enable remote working. 90% of our employees continue to work from home from today.   CORYS is fully committed to limiting the impact of the current crisis on the health and activities of its employees, clients and partners. Take care.

Simulators for Senegal

SETER, the Dakar Regional Express Train operator and SNCF subsidiary in Senegal, has ordered five train driving simulators. Two multifunction simulators with desks will be delivered, as well as three ultra-light simulators, in order to meet driver training needs. They will simulate Alstom’s Régiolis train with 35km of line and will integrate the European Train … Read more

Ultralight simulator

The ultralight simulator is now appearing in classrooms, featuring a curved 3-D screen depicting the track and landscape, a 24-inch touchscreen for the console, and two controls for the basic commands. The main advantage is the blend of realism and simplicity. After the fact, this seems obvious, but somebody had to come up with the … Read more

New SNCF Campus

CORYS assisted SNCF Mobilités in the opening of its new training campus in Saint-Denis, near Paris. The latest generation of Simbox simulators was installed there last July, the high-speed train simulators were moved from Noisy Le Sec and those of the Transilien from Saint Ouen. The new site now houses more than twenty CORYS simulators … Read more

CORYS involved in the French nuclear industry

The ConnexiTY multi-partner R&D project on digital innovation in the nuclear industry entered its second year at the end of November at a strategic committee meeting. CORYS participated alongside the 13 other members of the consortium (Ansys, Assystem, Atos Wordgrid, Siemens, EDF, Framatome, TechnicAtome, Spie Nucléaire, Cegelec, Som-Ortec, Cyclife DS, PrimaFrance and BOOST) and will be … Read more

Polypropylene OTS for Hanwha Total Petrochemical

Hanwha Total Petrochemical Co. Ltd., a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Hanwha, selected CORYS to develop an Operator Training Simulator (OTS) for its new polypropylene plant. The OTS is part of a $500 million investment program to increase propylene production capacity of the integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Daesan, South Korea. CORYS will … Read more

CrossCountry chooses the new ultra-light simulator

Introduced at SimTech 2019, this new ultra-light simulator consists of a curved 3D screen to reproduce the track and landscape, a 24-inch touch screen for the driver’s station and two manipulators for essential controls. CrossCountry, a British operator in central England, has therefore decided to acquire 4 units of this new type of CORYS simulator … Read more

CBTC simulation for NYCT

Siemens, NYCT, and SYSTRA spent a week at CORYS facilities in Jacksonville for the factory acceptance tests of the CBTC Train Operator Training Simulator System (CTOSS) aimed to become the future of NYCT CBTC training. The team discovered and witnessed 2 Instructor Stations/SPS and 6 student workstations simulating the NYCT conventional signaling, the SIEMENS I2S … Read more

The molten salt reactor, a new horizon for simulation

In collaboration with the CNRS laboratory, CORYS is developing a molten salt nuclear reactor simulator to interact with the process in real-time. This technology is now drawing renewed global attention due to its safety, performance and flexibility. This is enough to attract major industrial players. Since the 1950s, the molten salt reactor has been studied … Read more

CORYS supplies KBR Technology

CORYS Inc. (formerly RSI Simcon) recently achieved a milestone with the delivery of its 25th INDISS® / Indiss Plus® operator training simulator (OTS) software license and technical support to KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) for the development of OTS systems for its process technologies. The high-fidelity turnkey OTS systems are provided by KBR to its clients and process … Read more

India : new simulator commissioning

GE Diesel Locomotive Pvt. Ltd has taken delivery of its new full scope train driving simulator with motion system. The simulator was installed and tested in its brand new Diesel maintenance shed in Roza, Uttar Pradesh, India. Using the driving realism of this simulator including several thousand kilometres of Indian network lines, GE began training … Read more

Visit of CEO AREVA NP

Bernard Fontana AREVA NP CEO visited CORYS to present AREVA NP strategy and discuss the fit of CORYS’ technology offer within his new strategic action plan. CORYS capabilities in complex system modelling, advanced digital human machine interfaces, augmented reality and the benefit of simulation for  system engineering were presented and new development opportunities with ARENA … Read more

CORYS and RSI Join Forces

Two major players in global industrial simulation, CORYS SAS (a common subsidiary of AREVA NP 66 % – and EDF – 34 %) and RSI (a 100% subsidiary of IFP Training), have announced a merger of the companies.  As of July 10, 2017, the companies will become part of the same group with the full organizational merger … Read more

Digital Twin : the Challenge of Nuclear Power Plants

Whether it’s airplanes, trains, factories or nuclear power plants, industries that rely on simulation are always seeking to come closer to the ideal goal of a digital twin. In other words, to create a virtual copy of an installation that can develop and guide a project from start to finish. However, in the case of … Read more

CORYS strengthens its presence in India

CORYS is currently upgrading the 12 replica train simulators equipped with motion system, which were delivered to Indian Railways between 2005 and 2006. Based on this renovation, CORYS will supply to GE Diesel Locomotive Pvt. Ltd. a new train driving replica simulator, simulating the new locomotives that GE is currently developing for Indian Railways. The … Read more

THOR Advanced Thermal Hydraulics Models

THOR is a two-phase, non-equilibrium, fluid dynamics model for flow networks. CORYS offers THOR to the simulation industry for modeling complex, multi-phase fluid systems with high fidelity results.  THOR is installed on more nuclear power plant simulators than any other advanced thermal hydraulics model.  The THOR models have been benchmarked extensively through more than 80 … Read more

A fullscope simulator weighing just 740 kg

The fullscope cab simulator to be delivered in early 2017 to Queensland Rail, Australia is three times lighter than a conventional simulator. Not only that – it has a 6-DOF motion platform, offers training for five different trains, and didn’t cost any more than usual. Queensland Rail’s original problem was not one of weight but … Read more

Simulator training for PTC – finding a simulator that meets FRA requirements

Since the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was signed into law on October 16, 2008, Class I and commuter railroads have scrambled to integrate the infrastructural and organizational changes required to fully realize Positive Train Control (PTC) by December 15, 2015. In addition to financing entirely new data networks and retrofitting on-board display screens, … Read more

Thermal hydraulics advanced models with MELCOR codes

Interfacing the thermal hydraulics advanced models with MELCOR severe accident codes The CORYS advanced thermal hydraulics models are installed on most of the nuclear plant simulators in North America, as well as many in Europe. It provides two-phase non-equilibrium models for the reactor coolant system, emergency core cooling systems, high energy systems of the balance … Read more

Renovation of Queensland Rail City train simulator

Queensland Rail has awarded CORYS the contract to modernise their City train simulator. This full scope motion simulator was developed and delivered by CORYS in 1999 and has been maintained in operational service through long term maintenance. The new contact will address the software and hardware obsolescence as well as upgrading the driver training technology … Read more

Nuclear fundamentals training : effectiveness of PC-Based simulators suite

PC-based simulation: a whole new way of doing introductory nuclear power training The advent of an integrated suite of training simulators running on standard PCs is transforming initial training for operators, technicians, engineers, junior managers on induction courses, and others. These interactive resources, validated on the basis of real-life plant data, have improved trainee involvement … Read more

First compact simulator for ETMF

ETMF (Railway Equipment Transportation Company) has ordered its first CORYS train driving simulator. This compact and mobile simulator will train ETMF drivers on freight trains and work trains. It will be delivered with generic lines and GSM-R radio. Jean-Luc Thomassin, ETMF Security and Project Director said“This major investment will enable us to optimise drivers training. … Read more

New engineering simulator for EDF

EDF/SEPTEN has just awarded the contract for its new SiRENE engineering simulator (RENovated study SImulators) to CORYS. This project has been launched to limit the effect of the obsolescence of the SIPACT simulator, operational since the early ‘90s. A first version of SiRENE for the 900 MW concept will be available at the end of … Read more

Train driving simulator Kereta Api PT, Indonesia

CORYS delivered the full scope freight train driving simulator to Kereta Api PT. This replica features the Indonesian signaling system and fault finding application. The locomotive GE C20-EMP is simulated with 80 km computer generated images of tracks from Gambir to Cikampek. The design of this simulator was designed to make installation easy, which is … Read more

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