Fossil Fuel Committee Revises Functional Requirements
ANSI/ISA77.20.01-2012, Fossil Fuel Power Plant Simulators: Functional Requirements, is now available for sale at www.isa.org/standards.
The standard addresses the simulation of fossil power plants typically consisting of: boiler, turbine, and balance of plant with steaming capacities of 200,000 lbs/hr (25 kh/s) or greater; combustion turbine or combined cycle combustion turbine capacity of greater than 100 MWs; and associated or interactive processes. This standard will address high-fidelity process and control logic models, highly replicated user interfaces, highly functional instructor tools, high-realism physical fidelity trainee environments, simulator platform consideration, and minimum levels of documentation.
The purpose of this standard is to establish the functional requirements for several types of plant-specific, fossil fuel power plant control room simulators. It sets minimum criteria for the degree of software modeling detail and hardware replication, performance, and functional capabilities of the simulator control room operator interfaces.
Operator and training practices and procedures differ considerably among the various organizations that operate fossil fuel plant control room simulators, however, the goals of personnel safety, maximum equipment availability and lifetime, and efficiency of operations are common to all. This standard is intended to provide flexibility in both design and use.
Members may view this standard for free when visiting www.isa.org/standards.
For more information about this standard, please contact ISA Standards Administrator Ellen Fussell Policastro at email@example.com.