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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 93148023, Entry date: 06/13/2014

Simulation of a PCS 7 stirred tank reactor with SIMIT Simulation Framework

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To increase the cost efficiency in the engineering and commissioning phase a simulation of the system plays an increasingly significant role. The SIMIT Simulation Framework and SIMIT Virtual Controller supports you in creating a simulation for virtual commissioning.

A PCS 7 project grows in complexity due to the increasingly important requirement of availability and individuality of a plant.
For this reason, extensive tests are carried out to test the automation program. To make this possible one needs particular system states and feedback from actuators and sensors with which one can check whether the automation program behaves correctly.

The provision of feedback or the system state is rather laborious or not possible without a suitable tool. For this reason, nowadays one can find tools such as SIMIT Simulation Framework, which simplify the simulation of signals, devices and process states in a significant way.

This application example describes how to use the SIMIT Simulation Framework software to easily and quickly create the required simulation for your PCS 7 project.
A stirred tank reactor is used as a simulated unit. This is based on the "stirred tank reactor" PCS 7 Unit Template.


The technical description of the stirred tank unit can be found in the documentation for the stirred tank reactor PCS 7 Unit Template. These can be found in the Siemens Industry Online Support portal under the Entry ID 60546560.

Its utilization offers the following benefits:

  • A reduction of the knowledge necessary to develop simulations.
  • A decrease in the configuration effort
  • Flexible configuration and customization by using macros and scripts
  • Unified structures
  • Separation of automation and simulation project
  • Possibility of operator training

This entry was created with SIMIT Simulation Framework V8.0 and SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.0 SP2, the procedure is valid for higher versions of SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMIT.

  Documentation (5,4 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Sample project for SIMIT Simulation Framework V8.0 (6,7 MB) 
 Registrierung notwendig  PCS 7 sample project for PCS 7 V8.0 SP2 (254,8 MB) 

Further information
SIMIT Simulation - Overview 
First steps with SIMIT Simulation and SIMATIC PCS 7 
Simulation with SIMIT and SIMATIC PCS 7 using a practical example 

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