Monday, October 31, 2011

MPEC Conference & ROMeo 6.0 Ribbon Cutting


From October 23 - 26, 2011, Invensys participated in 1st Middle East Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition 2011 held in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. During the conference, ROMeo 6.0 was introduced by Harpreet Gulati, Director of Design & Optimization at Invensys, followed by an official ribbon cutting as the milestone for the launch.

The Invensys Team was also awarded the first prize for the best booth! Thank you to all who attended. 

ROMeo 6.0 Ribbon Cutting

Saturday, October 29, 2011

10 Most Common Pitfalls in Process Simulation #2: Defaults

Defaults are methods, values, and conditions that are automatically chosen for you by the program when you begin a new simulation model.  These defaults will affect the results calculated by your model and every simulation program has them.  Most defaults within simulation programs fall under these categories –

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Webinars On The Schedule

We have added new webinars!

More on the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) & on ROMeo Refinery Reactors

Check them out on the webinar schedule

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ACHEMA 2012 - Plant Crew Training Using Virtual Reality Tools Presentation


Come see Norbert Jung & Peter Richmond present at ACHEMA 2012

Norbert Jung, Invensys Operations Management, Neuss, Germany; Peter Richmond, Invensys Operations Management, Manchester, United Kingdom

Plant Crew Training Using Virtual Reality Tools
 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Simulation Design of Bioethanol Production


Global production of biofuels is increasing in response to worldwide demand. Simulation software aids not only in the design of environmentally friendly and safe processes, but also helps reduce capital and operating costs. Simulation software provides the functionality and flexibility required to model high fidelity biofuel processes with integrated correlations and reaction models. Process simulation software can be used to improve heat recovery processes, reconcile data, and verify operating conditions. Simulation software contributes to efficient and safe process design. Use of simulation software for the design of biofuels processes is good not only for the environment, but also for the bottom line.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Invensys Releases More Open and Powerful SimSci-Esscor ROMeo Optimization Software

ROMeo 6.0 Optimization Software Drives Operational Excellence

Invensys Releases More Open and Powerful SimSci-Esscor ROMeo Optimization Software
-- Open OPC-UA connectivity, integrated analytics and proven simulation drive operational excellence for the refining, petrochemical and gas processing industries --

OCTOBER 25,  2011/PLANO, TEXAS Invensys OperationsManagement, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, today announced the release of a more powerful version of its SimSci-Esscor® ROMeo® optimization software. Version 6.0 incorporates four new refinery process models that simulate and optimize reforming, coking, isomerization and visbreaking units. The software also contains several new capabilities, including the ability to openly share information using the Object Linking & Embedding for Process Control-Unified Architecture standard. The OPC-UA standard allows the ROMeo software to communicate with many of the companys simulation and workforce enablement offerings, including its DYNSIM, PRO/II and ArchestrA Workflow software, as well any third-party product that also uses the OPC-UA standard.

Implementing these standards and including new process models reinforces our commitment to providing the open technology solutions our customers need to achieve operational excellence, said Harpreet Gulati, director of design and optimization at Invensys Operations Management. Our SimSci-Esscor ROMeo software allows refiners to improve crude selection, evaluate crude supply and reliably predict refinery yields and qualities, as well as determine the potential for improving yields of higher-value products. In addition, by integrating it with our Wonderware Intelligence enterprise manufacturing intelligence software, which enhances the ability to analyze real-time plant operating data, the ROMeo software allows plant personnel to make informed decisions that reduce operating costs, increase throughput and maximize profit.  

An integrated online and offline optimization solution for the refining, petrochemical and gas processing industries, the SimSci-Esscor ROMeo optimization software handles equipment monitoring, utilities optimization and material balance in open- or closed-loop mode. It can use or be used with any application that communicates via OPC-UA, including other SimSci-Esscor simulation software applications like PRO/II and DYNSIM. Working in a Microsoft Windows environment and strengthened by its integration with Wonderware Intelligence enterprise manufacturing intelligence software, the new ROMeo software release allows users to build upon and unite existing automation and IT systems with technology applications from Invensys, its ecosystem partners and other third-party providers so they function as one, holistic Enterprise Control System.

The journey towards real-time business optimization begins by taking full advantage of existing automation systems, in combination with innovative software applications, like SimSci-Esscor ROMeo, that support a fully empowered workforce, Gulati said. Including new refinery process models extends the softwares reach so that additional pieces of important equipment can be optimized. This can help enhance the bottom line of any company and speed their journey toward operational excellence.

Representatives from Invensys Operations Management will display and demonstrate the ROMeo optimization software during the companys OpsManage11 events, taking place at the CNIT La Defense Conference Center in Paris, France, November 3-4, and November 8 to 10 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. To learn more about the ROMeo software, please visit the Integrated IT and Engineering Center in the OpsManage11 EXPO, contact your local Invensys sales office or sales representative or click on http://iom.invensys.com/en/pages/simsci-esscor_romeoonlineperformancesuite.aspx. 

Additional OpsManage11 conferences will be held November 14 to 16 in Queensland, Australia; November 15 in Tokyo; November 20 and 21 in the United Arab Emirates; November 24 in Seoul, South Korea; December 9 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and December 14 in Mumbai, India. For more information about OpsManage11, please visit  http://opsmanage.invensys.com.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

EYESIM - Educational Applications


Process design technology is fast evolving and improving as world industries change and grow. It is important that new engineers are prepared with the most updated resources before entering the work force. EYESIM Virtual Reality Training System is a recent resource that not only provides students with updated knowledge but improves upon the way engineers have been educated in the past. With this technology students will be more prepared than ever for entering a plant environment. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ROMeo 6.0 New Features

What Is ROMeo?

ROMeo is a key product enabling the overall optimization solution from Invensys Operations Management providing a flexible and scalable platform for optimization. This solution provides value to customers by allowing them to model and optimize their entire process. While real-time optimization has been around for years, not only does the Invensys solution work at increasing process profitability, but the flexibility allows the solution to extend beyond the individual pieces of equipment, to the entire enterprise, as part of Invensys’ Enterprise Control System (ECS).


Monday, October 10, 2011

Announcing the release of DYNSIM v4.5.5



We are pleased to announce the release of DYNSIM 4.5.5. Please review the documentation on the ESD site for more information. 


ACA.HF Alkylation Analyzer


The synthesis of isooctane from isobutane and C4 olefins is a crucial part of gasoline production. While the light components would previously have been regarded as waste, the use of HF (Hydrogen Fluoride or Hydrofluoric Acid) as a catalyst in synthesizing isooctane has revolutionized and optimized the production of gasoline.
The HF catalyst is composed of three parts, 90% HF, 1% water and the remainder acid soluble organics (ASO). The exact composition of the catalyst and the ratio of catalyst to reactants are very important. Too little HF can lead to a phenomenon known as “acid runaway,” when HF begins to react with the isobutane, producing an undesired product. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

EYESIM - The Virtual Reality Simulator of Today

Simulation software was created to accurately portray the performance and interaction of unit operations in a process within a plant environment. While traditionally simulation has been limited to a two-dimensional, symbolic process flow diagram, EYESIM takes the concept of simulation one step further by creating an Immersive Virtual Reality Training environment.