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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 68098270, Entry date: 03/06/2018

PCS 7 Unit Template "Fermenter" using the example of the Chemical Industry

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The unit template "Fermenter" is based on a standardized and structured design of the automation program through the use of predefined equipment and control modules. The example is used both as a basis for projects and as an overall standardization template.

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. This includes the plant structure according to the ISA-106. This specifies the lower four levels, i.e. plant area, unit, equipment and device. A plant area always consists of units. The units contain standardized equipment modules.

The unit template provides a template that comprises all typical components of a fermentation, their open- and closed-loop control, the necessary logic and interlocking as well as the visualization. It is modularly structured and based on standardized equipment modules.

Its use offers the following advantages:

  • A reduction in the expertise necessary to develop applications

  • A decrease in the configuration effort

  • More flexible setup and adaptation due to equipment modules

  • Standardized structures


A fermenter as part of a process plant

SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 and PCS 7 V8.0 SP1

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Update to PCS 7 V9.0, Integration of Smart Alarm Hiding, Managed System Services Extranet section

Additional Keywords
Equipment module, modules, control module, function group, process tags, process tag types

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