Engineering dynamic simulation studies allow engineers to optimise equipment design

Engineering dynamic simulation studies carried out preceding capital investment and initial operations allow engineers to optimise equipment design, ensure that reliability and safety are considered, and confirm operational readiness.

When in a lifecycle project these studies are combined with the training of the operators, these studies can help identify any deficiencies with the configuration of the DCS or safety system (interlocks and emergency shutdown systems). It is best to use dynamic simulation to also review plant startup or emergency procedures because mistakes in them can significantly impact production.