VP Link™

Dynamic simulator used to test distributed control (DCS) and operator training systems (OTS).
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VP Link™ provides a dynamic representation of a chemical process that can be hooked up to an offline control system.  VP Link™ is capable of reading the outputs from the control system as well as calculating the virtual process state, using its hybrid process modelling.

Think of VP Link™ as the 'virtual process practice plant'.  When VP Link™ is connected to a distributed control system (DCS), safety instrumented system (SIS), or programmable logic controller (PLC), the system’s logic will react to the signals from the ‘virtual process’, as though it is interacting to a live one.  

Key benefits of using VP Link™ is that it addresses your simulation needs from simple to sophisticated process modelling in a continuous framework. Operator Training (OTS) nodes can be used as a 'test bed' system for prevention, periodic logic validation and change management. Unattended, real time performance logs can be retrieved while the modelling environment remains flexible, easy to learn and easy to maintain.

Cross platform functionalities make VP Link™ a portable, easy to reconfigure solution. It is not only a cost effective simulation package for OTS and logic validation using off-the-shelf components, but also has the lowest total cost of ownership thanks to its non-invasive stimulated I/O based simulation and emulation.

VP Link™ has been used with the following systems and scenarios:

  • Rockwell ControlLogix, AADvance, A-B PLC5/SLC500, Trusted
  • Honeywell Experion PKS ,TDC,TPS, FSC, Safety Manager, Plantscape
  • Triconex: Tricon/Trident
  • Foxboro I/A, Archestra, InFusion
  • Yokogawa Centum VP, CS3000, ProSafe/RS
  • Emerson Delta V
  • GE Fanuc Series 90, Modicon, Siemens-Ti 505
  • ABB Mod300, Advant, Industrial IT
  • Siemens APACS, PCS7, S7 etc.
  • or hardware signals to any processor and I/O
  • or emulation within VP Link using regulatory control blocks

VP Link™ has been used in the following industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical, including Air Separation
  • Food & Beverage
  • Mining
  • Nuclear Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power Generation
  • Refining
  • Upstream Oil & Gas Plants

VP Link™ also connects to Virtuoso®systems for integrated dynamic simulation models, inclusive of production wells, flowlines/pipelines, subsea and topsides processing facilities and controls.

Contact us to discuss how we can address and improve your DCS or OTS systems operation and performance.


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