Process Clarity Projects

Devondale - Murray Goulburn

Powdered Products Cost of Production Analysis

Devondale - Murray Goulburn

A complex dynamic simulation was required to answer questions about Cost of Production across a range of dried, packed products at a single dairy plant. The simulation project needed to take into account daily, weekly and seasonal variations in feedstock volume & composition and run an appropriate daily production schedule to process all products. Detailed dynamic performance of the process units and the rinsing & cleaning schedule were programmed into the simulation project. This gained the client a complete picture of the material and utility requirements of each plant product on a daily, monthly or yearly basis.


Link: http://www.mgc.com.au/

National Centre for Dairy Education Australia (NCDEA)

Operator Training Simulator

National Centre for Dairy Education Australia (NCDEA)

Process Clarity was engaged by NCDEA to design and implement a simulator for the purposes of operator training, as part of their education services to the Australian Dairy Industry. The simulator needed to be accurate enough to model the heat exchange and fluid dynamics in the evaporators and the dryer to a level that would allow students to feel like they were really starting up a dairy evaporator/spray dryer plant. Once this level of realism was achieved the desktop was redesigned to mimic that of a real set of Distributed Control System (DCS) screens, so that the lessons learned on the simulator could be taken straight to the real control systems of the dairy plant. This training simulator has been used successfully for several years now to assist in training of Australian dairy operations staff.


Link: http://www.ncdea.edu.au/

Amcor (Australian Paper)

Dynamic Whitewater Simulation for Storage Sizing

Amcor (Australian Paper)

Process Clarity was commissioned to produce a dynamic process simulation of the pulp and water systems of a recycled board machine in Victoria, Australia. The simulation needed to be fully dynamic as the site shifted between producing several different grades of paper, using different raw materials and different quality water systems. All of the water on the site needed to be tracked so that we could accurately size the addition of a whitewater silo, which would handle the buffer storage between the paper machine, the effluent treatment system and the recycled water supply. The project was validated against the mill performance and the client came to have a high degree of confidence in the outcomes of the simulation runs. The initial estimation of storage size required was able to be significantly reduced while maintaining assurance that the silo would provide the required buffer between the water systems to accomplish water savings and reuse goals, saving significant project capital.


Link: http://www.amcor.com/