Future Automation Systems in Context of Process Systems and Minerals Engineering
Automation and IT technologies have always played a key role in the minerals industry through the development of process automation systems, advanced control methods and production planning, scheduling and control solutions. The minerals industry has derived significant benefits from exploitation of the newest IT technologies in their processes.
”Industry 4.0”, Industrial Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Big Data, 5G, AI are today the mega trends in the field of process automation. The smart factory of the Future will be based on these new technological tools, and is centered on the use of cyber-physical systems. The future structure of factories will be an inter-connected combination of intelligent production technologies, with the newest high-performance information and wireless communication technologies. New process control and production management theories are also looked for to run the factories efficiently and environment safely. The Industrial companies are currently redesigning their business and technology approaches by exploiting the increasing convergence between operational technology and information technology under these new technologies to keep their competitive edge in the global markets.
In this PhD course we will study the structure and architecture of the plant automation and information systems emphasizing on the future automation systems in context of process systems and minerals engineering.
- Students will gain an understanding on the most transformative process automation technologies for improving process industries operation and staying ahead of the competition in the field.
- Furthermore the state of the art on process modelling and control in mineral processing will be covered.
- You will have also the opportunity to visit a mine site ( The European largest gold mine – Suurkuusikko, Kittilä , in the Lapland Province of Finland ) to see current automation systems in use in the mine and in the concentrator. The mine is owned and operated by Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited
- You will also visit the university laboratory, which employs many cutting edge technologies and serves as a pilot for the factory of the future. This setup will prepare the students for the future automation challenges with the latest tools and merges data analytics, cloud computing and wireless network studies with process automation.
- The course concludes with a discussion on the networking economy and modern business models for digital services and the platform economy.
22 April Group Flight AY639 G from Helsinki to Kittilä
Meeting in the Terminal 2 info, Vantaa airport and/or gate
Flight AY639 G from Helsinki – to Kittilä ( via Ivalo)
Bus transportation from the airport to the Hotel Panoraama
Checking in the Hotel Panoraama
MODULE I (23rd - 25th April, 2018; Levi Ski Resort, Kittilä) ( http://www.levi.fi/en/home.html )
PROCESS AUTOMATION IN TRANSITION
Opening Words, Prof. Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela
Trends that are shaping the future of process automation, Prof. Ian Craig, IFAC - Ex President, University of Pretoria
A Perspective of Future Process Automation in Context of Process Systems Engineering, Prof. Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela, Aalto University
Digital Transformation in Process Industries, Dr Maarit Tihinen, VTT
Networking by skiing or visiting the reindeer farm
(depending on weather conditions)
STATE OF THE ART ON PROCESS CONTROL FOR MINERAL PROCESSING
Plantwide control of the grinding circuits , Prof. Ian Craig, University of Pretoria
Feedtype control of mineral processing, Prof. Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela, Aalto university
Dinner: Fondue & Raclette ( Gold Digger Bar & Lounge)
DAY II NEW TECHNOLOGY AND TOOLS FOR FUTURE AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
Visit to the European Largest gold mine in Kittilä (Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited) http://agnicoeagle.fi/
Prof. Jean-Philippe Georges, Universite de Lorraine
Industrial Applications of 4G and 5G type communication, Dr Kalle Ruttik, Dpt of Communications and Networking, Aalto university
Introduction to Wireless measurements, Cyber physical systems,
Cloud Computing environments, 5G and their roles in the future process automation and information systems
Automation systems, Cloud computing, Dr Jukka Kortela,
Wireless measurements, CPS, MSc Babak Nasiri
Distribution of the group assignments “Automation system schemes for the Factory of the future; future business models for digital services in the context of platform economy in the minerals industry”
DAY III ECONOMY/MODERN BUSINESS MODELS
In the context of the digital transformation, the minerals industry is facing significant changes. Digitalization does not center on technology, but rather on capturing value through improved productivity and performance. Increasing digitalization will have a decisive impact on business models of the process industry. This opens new opportunities, while simultaneously providing challenges for business in terms of IT security and data protection.
Digitalized Future – Education for young engineers?
David Moseley, Imerys Ltd
New ways of working in the digital transformation of the process industry, R&D Engineer Robert Schiemann, Outotec Germany
Digital services and platform economy, Dr Maarit Tihinen, VTT
Workshop: Technologies for networking economy
Bus transportation to the Kittilä airport
Flight AY 639 from Kittilä to Helsinki
MODULE II (11th-13rd of September, 2018; Aalto University, Espoo)
Location: Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland
Address: Kemistintie 1, Espoo, Finland
Directions: How to get to Otaniemi: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/contact/route_otaniemi/
Campus maps: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/campuses/campus_maps/
AUTOMATION SYSTEM SET UP FOR FACTORY OF THE FUTURE
Presentation of Aalto University; Visit in the labs in School of Chemical Engineering
Description and visit at the factory of the future automation set up pilot in Aalto University, Dr Jukka Kortela, Dr Kalle Ruttik, Dr Bei Sun, MSc Babak Nasiri
Hands on training with the process automation set up and the tools, Dr Jukka Kortela, Dr Bei Sun, MSc Babak Nasiri (Groups 4, 5 , 6 and 7)
Results from the assignments: Preparation for presentations in groups. Feedback to the students on the technical and business models & platform economy aspects of their assignments (Groups 1, 2 and 3)
Coffee, Tea Break
Lunch (Restaurant Panorama)
Visit in Outotec Main Office in Espoo (https://www.outotec.com/)
o Lectures on Digitalization in the minerals Industry
HANDS ON TRAINING WITH THE PROCESS AUTOMATION SET UP FOR FACTORY OF THE FUTURE
Hands on training with the process automation set up and the tools, Dr Jukka Kortela, Dr Kalle Ruttik, Dr Bei Sun, MSc Babak Nasiri (Groups 1, 2 and 3)
Results from the assignments: Preparation for presentations in groups. Feedback to the students on the technical and business models & platform economy aspects of their assignments (Groups 4, 5, 6 and 7)
AUTOMATION SYSTEMS SCHEMES FOR FACTORY OF THE FUTURE; BUSINESS MODELS FOR DIGITAL SERVICES IN CONTEXT OF PLATFORM ECONOMY IN THE MINERALS INDUSTRY
o ( 10 min presentation & 10 min discussion)
Closing remarks, Prof. Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela, Aalto University
Ian Craig received the B.Eng. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pretoria, the S.M. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Ph.D and M.B.A. degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. He heads the control systems group in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria. Previously he was part of the Measurement Control Division of Mintek where he was involved in the design, implementation and commercialisation of advanced controllers for the mineral processing industry. His research interests include model-based control and optimisation in the process industries, with a particular focus on mineral processing. Ian was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Control Engineering Practice from 2005-2010 and President of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) from 2011- 2014. He is an IFAC Advisor, a recipient of the IFAC outstanding service award, a fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering, and a registered Professional Engineer in South Africa. He is the current Chair of the IFAC Publications Committee.
After graduation from Helsinki University of Technology Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela gained practical experience in working for a number of companies in the Finnish process industry. She joined Kemira Engineering and worked as a control engineer at the Siilinjärvi phosphate plant. She was later employed as a research scientist (industrial researcher) by the Academy of Finland and Kemira Oy and worked for her PhD as a visiting scholar at the Department of Metallurgical Engineer, University of Utah, USA. After the PhD degree she joined the Outokumpu Group, where she worked as a senior consultant and received practical experience in international automation projects. Prof. Jämsä-Jounela has also made MBA studies at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, at Glasgow University, United Kingdom and at the European Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Currently Prof. Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela heads the process control group at School of Chemical Engineering in Aalto University. The laboratory provides education in process automation, mainly in the fields of Chemical Technology, Forest Products Technology and Materials Science and Rock Engineering. Prof. Jämsä-Jounela has supervised about 250 MSc exams and about 15 PhD students. She has published over 250 international conference and journal papers, mainly on process control and automation. She has given numerous invited lectures and plenaries in international conferences and workshops.
Prof. Jämsä-Jounela began her affiliation with IFAC as a member of the TC Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing, and was later appointed Chair of this Technical Committee. Prof. Jämsä-Jounela served as IFAC Vice President and Chair of the Technical Board. She has been the IPC chair in numerous events organized by IFAC and other international societies. She has also been the Chair of the Nordic Process Control Group and is the board member of the European Union Control Association. Prof. Jämsä-Jounela has been the associate editor of the IEEE TCST and is a member of the Finnish Academy of Technologies. Currently Prof. Jämsä-Jounela is serving Aalto University, School of Chemical Engineering as a Vice dean (Research) and is a Member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council in Academy of Finland.
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Enrolment DL 15 February 2018.
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