EPOC® Suite


EPOC, Industry-specific solutions, Boiler, Distant Heating, Steam Manager, Dryer, Load Hierachy Management


With the EPOC® Suite will take your site to a new level of efficiency.
The interaction between energy supply, energy distribution and energy use is optimally controlled and clearly displayed with the help of definable criteria. This means you have existing and future challenges well under control.

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EPOC® – Energy & Production Optimization Control

For energy-intensive industries and utilities, the challenges are changing dynamically. Scarce availability causes prices for energy sources to rise massively. The requirements of the “European Green Deal” impose additional costs (CO2 pricing) and restrictions on fossil fuels in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to compliance with statutory emission limits and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, there is also the parallel challenge of der Cost reduction by reducing the use of primary energy. More and more often, a shortage of skilled workers is also a task to be overcome when staffing the operating team.

EPOC stands for “Energy & Production Optimization Control” and provides a site-wide, overarching optimization solution. With the core modules from the areas of advanced process control, simulation, energy balancing, diagnostics and monitoring, built with deep process engineering know-how, you get a comprehensive tool to achieve and maintain a maximum efficiency level and adapt to new conditions. The modules can be deployed quickly and are integrated precisely into existing systems.

The EPOC® Suite consists of six standardized process and control engineering modules and the integrated web platform for monitoring, data availability, visualization and reporting. Demand-driven implementation combines fast realization with optimal impact. You benefit from the improvement of the overall efficiency by increasing the degree of automation and the constantly efficient operation of your plants in compliance with legal requirements.

Energy demand fluctuations are optimally balanced by integrating forecast tools into the control of energy supply and distribution. Less fuel consumption, reduction of the CO2 footprint and optimization of the balance between energy supply and energy use have a direct positive effect in terms of climate protection and costs.

Smoother driving and less work due to a significant reduction in the number of manual interventions required are significant from an organizational and economic point of view. Thanks to the simplification and stabilization of (production) processes, productivity and quality are increased. The life and travel time of your equipment will be extended thanks to uniform operation.

You can download the EPOC® implementation project as an investment or without CAPEX, via a user agreement. In this case, a usage fee is served via the optimization revenues.EPOC overview drawing

In both cases, the implementation is compliant with the EU Taxonomy Regulation on the achievement of climate targets (EU 2020/852). The EPOC® Cloud enables a clear presentation of your investments and the explicit identification of your contributions to climate protection.

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“In the course of the upgrading of our fluidized bed boiler by the experts from VOIGT+WIPP Engineers, an SNCR system was also integrated. This not only enables the emission limits to be undercut, it also shows itself to be stable and reliable in operation after more than a year of use. The SNCR control was executed as part of the integrated EPOC suite.”

DI (FH) Bernhard Pichler, Project Manager Norske Skog

“Communication with VOIGT+WIPP is always short and solution-oriented. VOIGT+WIPP works on its own initiative in close coordination with the plant personnel, which leads to a high acceptance of the optimized control of the EPOC® Boiler. Commissioning was very efficient and the new control system was able to remain active in continuous operation faster than planned. After a well coordinated tuning phase with the operating personnel, all the targeted goals were achieved. We look forward to further projects with VOIGT+WIPP Engineers.”

Maik Hawrylak, Power Plant Manager EGGER Wood-Based Panels

Here at the site, the EPOC® Steam Manager from VOIGT+WIPP Engineers supports the optimal operation of the steam network according to economic and ecological aspects. In addition to the successful reduction of steam losses, primary energy is saved through the forward-looking consideration of production planning. The savings identified via the potential study are realized, so everyone wins – the environment and the company!”

Michael Strach, Pulp Mill Manager Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf

“VOIGT+WIPP Engineers are good communicators and experts on combustion control with deep process know-how integrated in their control product EPOC® Suite. As a very reliable and self responsible partner our project could proceed according to schedule and problems were detected and solved shortly after.”

Mr. Dae-Yeon Kim Director, G&Tech Global Environment Tech Waste Incineration Plant
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Your benefit at a glance

Based on a precise analysis as part of the potential study, we work with you to select the combination of EPOC® modules and toolboxes to suit your specific system configuration. Necessary adaptations – especially concerning sensors and actuators – are also clarified. Accordingly, in the superordinate EPOC® Suite, we design the control of the systems included.
The EPOC® Suite increases the overall performance of the systems involved through innovative control concepts that are optimally designed for the processes of energy-intensive industry. The EPOC® Suite acts as a higher-level control system with different system controls in the existing building and ensures an optimum balance of energy supply and energy use using intelligent forecast models, storage and buffers. Integration into the existing environment is seamless during operation – without downtime and with full cloud connectivity.
The safety of your system is our top priority, which is why EPOC® Suite follows a higher-level control strategy that specifies setpoints for existing control loops. This ensures that the existing data stored in EPOC® will continue to be operated within the process engineering limits and corresponding safety concepts specified by the plant manufacturer. The existing safety concept remains fully in place and is not affected or restricted in any way by the overriding regulation. As a result, your plant runs better and is just as safe as before.
Thanks to improved overall efficiency and a significant reduction in fuel consumption and energy losses in distribution and balancing, the use of EPOC® Suite optimizes the sustainability of your system in step with the increase in efficiency. This also leads to a reduction in emissions. The EPOC
Cloud also enables precise reporting on the reduction of your CO2 footprint and thus makes a valuable contribution to sustainability reporting.

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Integration into the inventory, topology, hardware

The integration of EPOC® into your IT inventory involves several levels:

  • EPOC® PLC (Customer OT): Level with connection to existing control technology
  • EPOC® Server (Customer IT): Engineering station, data hub for other data sources
  • EPOC® Cloud (External Services): Reporting, service, monitoring, remote maintenance connection

The hardware used for the controllers (PLC) is highly available and can optionally also be designed redundantly. The connection to the existing infrastructure is carried out with the highest IT and OT security criteria. Between the inventory and EPOC® there is a signal tracking system that enables skip-free switching. The signal switching is implemented together with the I&C programmer responsible for the site.


Our modern HMI provides you with a clear overview of all the important data.

In addition to energy balances, current predictions can also be made for model-based
process values as well as for the expected production process can be visualized.

EPOC® AI Forecast of heat consumption

EPOC®: AI forecast of heat consumption

EPOC®: Optimized interconnected operation by taking future production data into account

EPOC®: Optimized interconnected operation by taking future production data into account

EPOC®: Real-time energy balancing

EPOC®: Real-time energy balancing

EPOC® project procedure

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