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A Versatile and Powerful Simulator for Design, Advanced Control and Expert Systems
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The usefulness of models of plant utility systems largely depends on the capabilities of the process system simulator which uses them. SACDA has been engaged in a multi-year development of a versatile and powerful steady-state simulator which has been satisfactorily applied to both on-line and off-line applications for plant utility and other process systems. Designated as MASSBAL MK II, the simulator has a unique architecture, menu and/or graphic driven user-friendly inputs and outputs, and checking facilities. It also provides for data reconciliation and an advanced optimizer. The program is already widely used for design, and more recently for on-line advanced control of a large plant utility system. It is suitable for testing DCS and expert systems as well as being integrated into those systems as their "calculation engine".
Schindler, H. E.; Leaver, E. W.; Shewchuk, C. F. (1988). A Versatile and Powerful Simulator for Design, Advanced Control and Expert Systems. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu). Available electronically from