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May 2016 Newsletter

Latest news, projects and happenings going on at GSE

Featured Articles

Latest News | GSE Acquires Absolute Consulting, Inc.

Strengthens GSE’s global leadership in nuclear training and consulting solutions

1st European Power Plant Simulation Users Conference

GSE recently hosted the European Power Plant Simulator Users Conference in collaboration with partners KSG| GfS and KWS for current GSE customers and invited guests.

Simulation Platform to be used in Nuclear Research and Education

New licensees for GSE’s Generic Pressurized Water Reactor (GPWR™) include a non-profit industry research organization and the nuclear engineering department at one of America’s oldest research universities.

GSE Selected to Receive GAIN Nuclear Energy Voucher

GSE and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) will partner to study Human Factors Engineering as part of the voucher program to advance nuclear technology innovation.

Did you know? | JADE™

If you have JADE 4.4 or newer, you can choose which JTopmeret version you want to use to generate your model code. Watch the demo.

New, Web-Based Compressor Course | EnVision™

32+ instruction hours on the fundamentals of compressors at 20% off list price when purchased prior to year’s end.

Rodney Nelson joins GSE sales team

GSE welcomes Mr. Rodney Nelson as Process Sales Leader.

Upcoming Events

LATEST NEWS | GSE Acquires Absolute Consulting, Inc.

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GSE recently hosted the European Power Plant Simulator Users Conference in collaboration with partners Kraftwerks-Simulator-Gesellschaft mbH (KSG|GfS) and Kraftwerksschule e.V. (KWS) for current GSE customers and invited guests. The conference took place at the Energy-Campus in Essen, Germany on September 7-8, 2017.

  • GSE showcased its latest JADE™ and GPWR™ technology updates, and discussed new, non-traditional uses of simulation, such as human factors engineering, along with trends in learning.
  • KWS demonstrated a couple of their thermal power plant simulators and presented real world examples of virtual commissioning success with GSE’s technology.
  • KSG discussed new simulation platforms for engineering and human performance optimization, as well as discussed their simulator maintenance services.
  • Fortum provided a demonstration of their virtual reality platform and use of 360 degree video.

Attendees

Organizations

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GSE’s Simulation Platform to be used in Nuclear Research and Education

GSE announced September 26 that it has sold technology licenses for GSE’s Generic Pressurized Water Reactor (GPWR™) simulation platform to two nuclear research institutions located in the United States. New licensees include a non-profit industry research organization and the nuclear engineering department at one of America’s oldest research universities.

GSE’s GPWR simulation platform is configured to represent a fully functional nuclear power plant. The platform is a high-fidelity digital twin of an operational pressurized water reactor nuclear plant in the United States. The fidelity and accuracy of the models allow the licensee to repeat real-time operation of a simulated plant and supports a platform for research in the form of verification and validation of new operating schemes, designs, and controls. Originally deployed as a training tool leveraging GSE technology to replicate with high accuracy and fidelity an actual nuclear plant, the GPWR simulation platform is now a staple for nuclear operational research with a total of 20 organizations licensing the product, including major universities and national laboratories.

Educational institutions use GSE’s GPWR for a variety of activities including advanced education in nuclear, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation and controls engineering. The platform provides a detailed analysis of nuclear plant phenomena as well as a realistic laboratory environment to reinforce concepts discussed in the classroom. As noted in GSE’s recent press release on the GAIN voucher, other institutions are using the GPWR for human factors engineering to improve situational awareness and operator effectiveness in the control rooms of the future. GSE recently held its second GPWR User Conference to provide a forum for these institutions to share innovative uses for the simulation platform.

Read the full press release here.

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GSE Selected to Receive GAIN Nuclear Energy Voucher for Advanced Nuclear Technology Innovation

GSE announced September 7 that it was awarded a nuclear energy voucher from the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (“GAIN”). GAIN is an initiative focused on accelerating the innovation and application of advanced nuclear technologies.

GSE’s winning proposal to GAIN was to partner with Idaho National Laboratory (“INL”) to study Human Factors Engineering for the Move to Digital Control Systems – Improved Strategies for Operations. Specifically, GSE and INL have recognized the potential for improvement in plant performance and safety that can be achieved through migrating from current analog panel interfaces to digital piping and instrumentation diagram (“P&ID”) interfaces.

Read the full press release here.

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Did you know JADE 4.4 allows you to choose your version of JTopmeret for each system?

 

If you have JADE 4.4 or newer, you have the capability to choose which JTopmeret version you want to use to generate your model code! This option allows you to take advantage of all of the usability improvements of new releases, without the hassle of restesting existing simulator models.

At a time of your choosing, such as when making a plant modification, each individual system can be updated to the latest code generator and you’ll only have to retest that system.

Did you know that priority support, as well as the latest software updates, is included with GSE maintenance plans? View our infographic to see how the GSE maintenance plan works and contact us for more information.

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New, Web-Based Compressor Course | EnVision™

This self-paced, web-based course includes over 32 hours of instruction through tutorials and dynamic simulation to get your operators and engineers up to speed quickly on the fundamentals of compressors. Our integrated LMS provides a single platform to launch the coursework and track students’ progress. Students will learn:

  • Overview of typical compressor system (including reciprocating and centrifugal)
  • Key controls and their effects on operating conditions
  • Startup and shutdown
  • Troubleshooting and recovery
  • Safe operation
  • Critical thinking exercises
  • And more

Click below for more information.

Find out how the EnVision Compressor Course takes trainees from entry to expert level

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Rodney Nelson

Process Sales Leader

Rodney joins us from Giant Gray, an AI software startup where he was responsible for machine learning analytical software sales in the oil & gas, transportation corporate campuses, and government sectors. As process sales leader for GSE, he looks forward to helping educators and utilities discover the benefits of GSE’s full breadth of tutorials and simulations for training refining and petrochemicals operators, maintenance, and engineering professionals. When he’s not helping his customers reach their goals, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and watching football. Please join us in welcoming Rodney!

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Upcoming Events

Oct 23-25 - Western Power Summit - Denver, CO, USA

Western Power Summit provides an opportunity for leaders across the energy sector to discuss, debate, and gain new perspectives on the pressing issues facing the West’s electric power sector.

Oct 29-Nov 2 - ANS Winter Meeting - Washington, DC, USA

GSE is attending the 2017 ANS Winter Meeting. This year’s theme is “Generations in Collaboration: Building for Tomorrow”.

Nov 6-8 - Operational Excellence in Refining and Petrochemicals - Houston, TX, USA

GSE is attending the Operational Excellence in Refining & Petrochemicals Summit. This show is aimed at driving operational excellence to the frontline, eliminating performance gaps that can impact safety, quality, reliability and profitability.

Nov 13-14 - Nuclear Plant Digitalization Conference - Charlotte, NC, USA

We’re proud to be sponsoring this event. Don’t miss our presentation with NuScale Power, Nuclear Innovation – Analog to Digital Acceptance

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Featured Blogs

 


What is Virtual Commissioning and why is there so much buzz about it? 

Power plants have their own unique lifecycle and are ever-evolving. Chances are that your plant is consistently in some phase of commissioning new equipment and processes. Simulating plant changes leads to fewer startup issues and faster implementation.  Read More
 

 


Workforce Sustainability in the Process Industry: How will you fill the boots?

How to fill the boots left by an aging workforce, increasing workforce nationalization, and a general lack of available talent.  Read More
 

  


New survey exposes gaps in industry arc flash risk management

Our UK based engineering team has been helping clients across a broad range of industries to minimise and manage the risk of arc flash in their operations for decades.  Read More
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