Upgrades of FSS at US Government Research Facility
Through two awards, WSC is upgrading the full scope operator training simulator developed by WSC and delivered in 2019 to a US Government Research Facility. The simulator is based on the facility's Central Utility Plant (CUP) and includes PLC-based control systems that were installed for the facility's boilers, chillers, and electrical systems.
- For the first upgrade, WSC is making major additions and upgrades to the CUP, including the addition of a full scope cogeneration (Cogen) simulator on our 3KEYMASTER platform including process models, Instructor Station, and Siemens PCS7 controls emulation. Adding a Cogeneration Black Start task involves updating the electrical models and emulations to support the new emergency generators and CUP islanding features and integrating the updates with the Cogen and CUP simulators. Additional work includes emulating Allen Bradley PLC controls, developing new Auxiliary Boiler models and developing interpreters to emulate two different FactoryTalk View HMI software packages.
- The second award has WSC updating the simulator for new Chiller equipment and controls that are replacing Chillers 16 & 17. WSC is updating the models based on customer data and integrating the updated models with the updated controls and HMI. WSC will work with Thermo Systems to incoporate new control sequences in the CUP simulator. WSC is also providing Simulation Assisted Engineering (SAE) support for the simulator by conducting virtual commissioning and debugging of the new controls and HMI prior to installation at the CUP facility.