Created: 2014-05-19 13:12
Updated: 2018-08-25 17:13
License: other


Tennessee Eastman Chemical Reactor Process HIL Simulator

This computer code contains the Tennessee Eastman (TESIM) chemical process model to be simulated using hardware-based simulation approaches. The code is optimized for wireless system integration as a part of the NIST Industrial Wireless project. This code allows for integration with external sensor and actuator equipment and the evaluation of operational performance under different wireless scenarios.

The TESIM simulator is intended for wireless and cybersecurity research purposes. The code is optimized for wireless system integration as a part of the NIST Industrial Wireless project; however, the original purpose was for use with the NIST industrial cybersecurity project.

DISCLAIMER: Certain tools, commercial equipment, instruments, or materials are identified in this repository in order to specify the experimental procedure adequately. Such identification is not intended to imply recommendation or endorsement by NIST, nor is it intended to imply that the materials or equipment identified are necessarily the best available for the purpose.

![TESIM Factory](cad/TE Layout.PNG)

System Requirements

  • boost: Install boost 1.61.0 to the directory C:\local\boost_1_61_0_32bit, or chose a different distribution and location (Requires a change to the build configuration).
  • Compiler: Tested using MS Visual Studio Community Edition V120 - V140

Repository Structure

  • c: Includes the C++ simulator code
  • cad: Includes related CAD diagrams
  • analysis: Includes scripts used for analysis of simulator output
  • lib: Includes submodule (tesim_ads_comms) for Beckhoff CX2020 integration

C++ Code

The C++ code is written for execution on a Windows platform. Installation of Microsoft Visual Studio is required to make use of the TESIM project structure. The C++ Solution is structured as follows:

  • tesimlib: Library used for the TESIM model
  • tesim: The TESIM executable which runs without HIL integration
  • tesim2plc: The TESIM executable which runs with ADS Comms (Beckhoff) integration
  • rtclient: Executable allowing run-time modification of set-points and control parameters
  • testsignals: Executable to inject ramp and pulse train test signals
  • testsignals2plc: Executable to inject ramp and pulse train test signals with ADS Comms (Beckhoff) integration

HIL Integration

The TESIM simulator integrates with analog sensors using the Beckhoff ADS Protocol. By integrating with sensors, we are able to employ an RF channel emulator to recreate the factory RF environment as shown in the following figure. This allows us to examine the impacts of the wireless network on factory operational performance. Shown in the diagram is an example of how our system is used to evaluate TESIM factory performance using ISA100.11a sensors. IEEE 802.11 integration is underway.

HIL Integration with Channel Emulator

Contact Information

Main author: Rick Candell, NIST

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