Malaysian LNG Plant to Use GSE Operator Training Simulator (OTS) Before Plant Commissioning
OTS will be used for control system validation and operator training ahead of startup
Through our partnership with Emerson Malaysia, which was named the main automation contractor by the project’s engineering procurement contractor, JGC, GSE delivered a full scope of the OTS to PETRONAS, Malaysia’s fully integrated petroleum company. The full-scope simulator was required to expand the PETRONAS LNG Complex in Bintulu, Malaysia, one of the world’s largest LNG production facilities in a single location.
The complex has eight production trains and a combined capacity of 25.7 million tonnes annually. The introduction of the ninth train, scheduled for startup at the end of 2015, will provide an additional capacity of approximately 3.6 million tons of LNG annually.
Using GSE’s JPro™ process simulation software, the OTS will simulate the entire LNG liquefaction cycle, including gas treatment, liquefaction, and fractionation. JPro will test and validate Emerson’s DCS before plant commissioning, allowing PETRONAS to identify areas of issue in the control logic and begin initial controller tuning.
PETRONAS hopes to have the plant come online ahead of schedule and avoid DCS-related shutdowns during the commissioning phase by having a full-scope OTS before plant commissioning.
GSE previously delivered a full-scope OTS to Dominion’s Cove Point LNG plant in 2010 as a subcontractor with Emerson Process Management.