Multilevel Flow Modelling

Multilevel Flow Modeling (MFM) is a graphical and ontologic language for representing functions of continuous process systems. The modelling language can be used for designing process systems and their control systems, diagnosing faults in process systems, reasoning about causal root consequences and consequences, alarm management and planning and control. Multilevel Flow Modeling is well suited for modelling complex chemical and dynamic process systems.

The method originated at DTU at the Department of Automation and Control in the late 80s. The method was developed by Morten Lind, and has since spread from Denmark to China, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Italy, USA, Norway, Sweden, France and Finland. Multilevel Flow Modeling has been used for nuclear power plants, drive trains, ship engines, fossil power plants, power grids and many more applications.

This website is dedicated to documenting the development of the method and the current practice. It also serves as an interactive forum for enabling discussions and future projects involving the application and development of Multilevel Flow Modeling.