15.03.2022 — Success Story

Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Schweinfurt becomes a customer on the EKu.SIM simulator platform

Three waste-fired boilers, two coal-fired boilers, two turbines incl. ancillary systems, two gas/oil-fired saturated-steam boilers and a long-distance steam network incl. consumers – such is the scope of the simulation EKu.SIM will be creating for the Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Schweinfurt GKS. This scope also highlights the complexity of the GKS, and what the shift teams need to keep track of at all times.

This is one of the reasons the GKS wants to train each shift team in a high-fidelity 1-for-1 simulator of the system.

EKu.SIM will create the simulator, host it on its own platform, and make it available to the GKS for training or system engineering. The GKS’ original control technology will be used on a Siemens T3000 emulation, ensuring even the control-system operators can enjoy added value from the simulator. In future, control-technology optimisations, new circuitry and control displays will be able to be developed on the simulator and adopted in the system following inspection and approval.

The waste-fired boilers will be simulated using the CombAte combustion chamber model created at the GKS. The model is well established in the waste-combustion industry, and has been further developed and validated over the course of years. As such, the processes on the grate can be simulated in the same model quality as the rest of the system.

We thank the GKS for placing their trust in us, and look forward to the system simulation.

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Photo Credit: GKS – Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Schweinfurt GmbH – Impressionen (gks-sw.de)