Helium Cryoplant Off-line Commissioning and Operator Training: Two Applications of the PROCOS Simulation System at CERN
B.Bradu, J.Vasseur, M.Pezzetti*, P.Gayet (CERN)
The off-line commissioning step, through reliable simulation of physical models, aims to correct and validate control systems before their implementation into real equipments. It prepares and minimizes plant commissioning phase and at the same time validates the efficiency of the new process control logic. This paper describes how different CERN/UNICOS cryogenic control systems have been pre-commissioned off-line, using the CERN cryogenic simulation environment PROCOS. Some examples are reported. Additionally the presented simulation environment will be used for operator training the second part of the paper will presents the simulation platform and the first feedback from the operation crew.