COCOP presentation in Automaatiopäivät23 workshop (May 2019)

COCOP presents the paper “Plant-wide communication architecture enabling online life cycle assessment”.

COCOP presents this paper in the Automaatiopäivät23 workshop 2019 (seminar in the fields of process automation as well as digitalization) arranged by the Finnish Society of Automation the 15-16 May in Finland.

Industrial processes can be very energy-intensive and consume resources during the production of essential materials and goods. The suboptimal control of these processes can significantly increase the use of resources and energy as well as environmental impacts. This paper shows the use of the COCOP architecture with an Online LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) model. Online LCA uses real-time data that are available in the control systems, thus providing real-time environmental decision support to plant operators and managers.