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PSC Final Phase 7 has arrived!

PSC2018 Task Phase 7

 

That's right, PSC2018 is coming to an end. We are rolling out the latest phase of this year's task. In this phase, we will determine 3 Overall Winners based on the highest profits achieved in the simulated problem.

You have more than 2 months to fight for one of the titles and win awards. Hurry! You can still collect plenty of PSC Cups. All you need to do is to play your cards right. Get a few results ready and start submitting from the least favorable to the most favorable.

Good Luck!

 

Start: 19.11.2018

Phase 7 Details:

 

Based on your findings, the purchasing department has ordered a third blower which was now installed. This means, that you can increase the aeration rate even further!

In addition, you are allowed to manipulate all process variables. It’s up to you to find the global optimum for your PDO facility and make it the number one bio-refinery. The highest profit achieved in the simulated task wins!

 

Start: 03.12.2018 12:00 CET

Unlocked Design variables:

All design variables are unlocked!

Input Bounds (higher upper bound for F01, rest unchanged):

6500 kg/h < F01 < 120000 kg/h

 

Input Step Size (unchanged):

F01:       1 kg/h

F02:       1 kg/h

F03:       1 kg/h

F04:       1 kg/h

 

D01:    1 kg/h

D02:    0.01

D03:    0.01

D04:    1 °C

D05:    1 kg/h

D06:    0.01 bar

D07:    0.01

D08:    0.01

D09:    1°C

D10:    0.01 bar

D11:    0.01

D12:    1°C

D13:    0.01 bar

D14:    0.01

D15:    1°C

 

Initial Values (unchanged):

 

F01:       39903 kg/h

F02:       3000 kg/h

F03:       1000 kg/h

F04:       500 kg/h

 

D01 = 15000 kg/h

D02 = 0.9

D03 = 0.05

D04 = 150 °C

D05 = 50 kg/h

D06 = 0.05 bar

D07 = 0.85

D08 = 0.06

D09 = 30°C

D10 = 0.04 bar

D11 = 0.01

D12 = 250°C

D13 = 0.03 bar

D14 = 0.01

D15 = 120°C

 

Input Constraints:

D02+D03 < 1

 

Output Constraints (no changes to phase 6):

Stream 40 Massflowrate > D01 + D05

Stream 39 Vapor Fraction < 0.01

Stream 35 Temperature > 18°C

Stream 38 Temperature > 18°C

Stream 32 Temperature < Stream 31 Temperature

D07 > Stream 25 Vapor Fraction (equivalent to) Stream 29 Vapor Fraction > Stream 25 Vapor Fraction

May the highest profit be with you!

 

Process Simulation Cup Team

 

19 November 2018