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A Software Approach for the Design of a Virtual Plant Generator


Lucien Ngalamou, Leary Myers


Vol. 10  No. 9  pp. 48-56


This paper presents the design considerations of a Virtual Plant Generator (VPG), which seeks to address the need for a simplified, yet effective method to represent the virtual models of control/automation processes, thus providing a mean by which the control logic of a system can be visually emulated. This method eliminates the need for testing control logic on actual plant equipments, by replacing them with a virtual model constructed using VPG. VPG is a component of a software tool called Industrial Process Control Studio (IPCS) dedicated to industrial process control and automation. IPCS is organized in four major modules according to the criteria of modeling, supervision, human-machine interfacing, and virtual representation.


Virtual plant generator Virtual model, Emulation, Industrial Process Control Studio