Siemens explores generative AI to boost hydrogen production

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Siemens explores generative AI to boost hydrogen production

Siemens is proposing new AI tools to help design hydrogen production plants. These tools will accelerate the scaling-up process.

New hydrogen plant configurator features an intelligent chatbot based on generative AI. Based on the desired design characteristics, the AI will then create flow diagrams, down to the precise layout of the system’s units and connections. In addition, it can predict key figures specific to the installation, such as potential energy consumption, heat production and a comprehensive list of the most important components.

“Generative artificial intelligence can provide support in the crucial phases of hydrogen production to save considerable time and costs. With the Hydrogen Plant Configurator, it is easier than ever to plan and operate a more sustainable hydrogen plant and thus lay the foundation for efficient production.” Comments Axel Lorenz, CEO Process Automation at Siemens. 

Additional planning and automation tools

The group is also launching an AI-based tool for the planning phase of hydrogen plant projects. The Comos AI engineering assistant can create specifications and equipment diagrams, based on natural language descriptions, and automatically completes or corrects models and drawings. Finally, to simplify process automation in hydrogen plants, Siemens is launching the SFC Generation distributed control module. It is integrated into the process control system and can generate sequential function charts (SFCs) using generative AI. These graphs provide a visual representation of the process logic.

The hydrogen plant configurator will be available on the Siemens Xcelerator marketplace as from the end of 2024. Immediately thereafter, from early 2025, it will be possible to order Comos AI and SFC Generation. Siemens will be presenting these new AI tools for the first time at the Achema Trade Fair in Frankfurt from 10 to 14 June.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

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Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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