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Kairos Technology offers ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence (AI) products for improving the operations and performance of complex process plants. By means of Multilevel Flow Modelling (MFM) we digitalize the deep engineering and operational expertise that exists for the plant to make sure it is available to operations when needed.
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To be able to run good workshops with our clients during the restrictions of Covid-19, we have developed Kairos Scenario Maker for testing process models built for Kairos - Control Room Assistant.
With our new tool, it is easy introduce different hypothetical errors to demonstrate and test how the fault propagates through the plant process. A live session with the tool will also provide better understanding of how Kairos can assist your production to safer operation and higher efficiency.
We can also, from historic data, test how plant trips could have been avoided, as well as letting you train your operation team on plant behaviors. The tool helps demonstrate how the causal reasoning works, which is important to ensure that the artificial intelligence becomes explainable.
By using Kairos Scenario Maker User Interface, observations (sensor status) are selected for scenarios chosen to be tested, by simply assigning values outside their limits to see and understand how the AI reasoning works.
SCENARIO MAKER USER INTERFACE
The behavior of your plant caused by these introduced "upsets" (top ranked causes and consequences), are presented in Kairos - Control Room Assistant on screen.
CONTROL ROOM OPERATOR SCREEN - KAIROS CRA
Topics: Digitalization Kairos Simulator
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To support safe and optimal plant production, Kairos - Control Room Assistant runs in real-time as an assistant always on the alert. With live plant data as evidence, the model presents an instantaneous HAZOP with root causes, predicted consequences, and counteraction plans to assist and help the Control Room Operator.
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To support safe and optimal plant production Kairos - Control Room Assistant provides the control room operator with an instant status of the entire process and predicts possible causes and consequences of any system upsets in real-time.
How does the control room assistant work?
For starters, we model the goals and functions of the complex industrial system as it is designed. Together with an increasing number of clients, we have established a library of each process function based on previous models built for the industry. In these library components we have already built in the design knowledge, its objectives, and functional behaviour. This way, industry "knowhow" and valuable operational experience is kept and shared.
The Onboarding Working Process
Our onboarding process is a straight-forward 4-step process from model development to operation.
1. Model development
2. Workbench offline testing
3. Real-time implementation
Library for safe and effective modelling
It is easy and safe to model a new plant or system based on the plant design information, because we are using the established library blocks. The normal time to build a main process model for a medium offshore installation is now reduced to 8-12 working weeks.
Human Intelligence - The Objective trees
Kairos Technology will establish the objective trees, which is the description of the functional behaviour of the process. The functional models are built based on mass and energy flow transformations. The functional models areincorporated with process, mechanical & control design knowledge, as well as including the industry best operational experience.
Workshops - Adapting and sharing Operational Experience
We normally propose a couple of 2-4 hour workshops with the customer to discuss the prepared objective trees. We share the knowledge from other plants and adapt the objective trees to the customers' own unique operational experiences for their specific plant objective and industry knowhow.
Validation and Familiarization
Kairos Technology builds the model and uses our Scenario Maker to simulate the process behavior of the model. Test scenarios will be agreed on and performed to see the outcome and verify the model and plant design before implementation. The Scenario Maker can also be used to train operators on process disturbances and its cause/consequences.
Implementing Real-Time Data
When the model is verified, it will be connected to the plant and run with real-time data via standard OPC UA interface.
By this point you are ready and Kairos - Control Room Assistant is helping your operators make better decisions for the plant.
System maintenance of Kairos will be minimal as Kairos adapts to site data and parameter settings of the plant. Major plant modifications will be taken into account through the usual Management of Change process.
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We are proud to announce that we have been granted funding from Innovation Norway to further develop and strengthen our new innovative Kairos product - Kairos HAZOP Assistant.
The support from Innovation Norway will secure the development of additional features and functionalities already available in our HAZOP Simulator to bring to marked a unique tool that will strengthen the Hazard and Operability studies. The tool will improve the quality of the studies, reduce the time required from experts and engineering teams, secure the design basis knowledge over the entire plant lifetime, and display verification scenarios instantly.
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Multilevel Flow Modelling (MFM) is a modern method for modelling functions and goals of complex industrial systems. There are increasing needs for these digital twins modelling the process knowledge. Typical industrial systems in need for such a system is the oil and gas facilities and power production plants.