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Equipment Modules for SIMATIC PCS 7 using the example of the Chemical Industry

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The concept of equipment modules provides pre-engineered and unified components for creating an automation solution. They can be used in specific applications, e.g. in the process technology for the realization of metering devices, level or temperature control.

Introduction

The standardization of automation engineering for processing plants, such as in the chemical industry, is a major challenge. Different process steps and procedures, different equipment and flexibility in the production make the task even more difficult.

One approach for standardization is structuring the plant according to the physical model of ISA 106. This specifies the lower four levels, i.e. plant, unit, plant unit and control module. A plant always consists of plant sections. The plant sections can, in turn, contain standardized plant sections that are based on equipment modules. An equipment module comprises both the user program and the physical equipment.

The equipment modules offer a template that comprises the typical components of a partial automation solution, their open- and closed-loop control, the necessary logic and visualization. An equipment module is configured independently of the automation hardware and is a component of a pre-configured PCS 7 project including the process visualization system. Due to hardware-independent configuration and the modular structure, it is possible to integrate and use the equipment modules in PCS 7 projects in any way you like.

Equipment modules are composed of control modules (CMs). Function blocks of the PCS 7 Advanced Process Library (APL) were used to create a control module.

Its utilization offers the following advantages:

  • Reducing the required Know-how for application development
  • Reducing the configuration workload
  • Illustrating typical control strategies
  • Standardized structures
  • Flexible structure of partial automation solution


Equipment Modules for PCS 7 V9.0 SP1

For PCS 7 V9.0 SP1 the following standardized equipment modules and control modules are available.



Documentation and sample project for PCS 7 V9.0 SP1
  Documentation (6,0 MB) 
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 Registrierung notwendig  Sample project for PCS 7 V9.0 SP1 (214,7 MB)


Equipment Modules for PCS 7 V9.0

For PCS 7 V9.0 the following standardized equipment modules and control modules are available. 



Documentation and sample project for PCS 7 V9.0
  Documentation (5,5 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Sample project for PCS 7 V9.0 (208,8 MB)

Equipment Modules for PCS 7 V8.2

For PCS 7 V8.2 the following standardized equipment modules and control modules are available. 




Documentation and sample project for PCS 7 V8.2
 Documentation (4,4 MB) 
 Registrierung notwendig Sample project for PCS 7 V8.2 (231,1 MB)

Equipment Modules for PCS 7 V8.0 SP1 and PCS 7 V8.0

For PCS 7 V8.0 SP1 and PCS 7 V8.0 standardized equipment modules and control modules are available. 


Further Information

PCS 7 Unit Template "Distillation Column" using the example of the Chemical Industry
PCS 7 Unit Template "Stirred Tank Reactor" using the example of the Chemical Industry
PCS 7 Unit Template "Fermenter" using the example of the Chemical Industry
PCS 7 Unit Template "Dryer" using the example of the Chemical Industry
PCS 7 Unit Template "Polymerization Reactor" using the example of the Chemical Industry
Integration of Advanced Process Graphics in SIMATIC PCS 7
Simulation of a PCS 7 stirred tank reactor with SIMIT Simulation Framework
Service Contracts - SIMATIC PCS 7 Lifecycle Services

Last Changes
Update to PCS 7 V9.0 SP1, Integration of Equipment Module "Gradient-Limit".
 
Additional Keywords
Video, Equipment Module, Modules, Control Module, Technical Functions, Software Typicals, Process Tag Types, Control Unit
 
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