Thursday, May 31, 2012

Leading automation vendor powers electricity demand - Automation

Leading automation vendor powers electricity demand

Published: 15 May 2012 - Neil Mead


Leading UK energy supplier, SSE needed to address the obsolescence of its existing DCS and to provide an expandable solution to extend the working life of its Keadby power station. Invensys Operations Management delivered a total upgrade solution in time for a planned major shutdown and in parallel with other plant projects with minimal commissioning time
Read more:,Leading automation vendor powers electricity demand - Automation

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Announcing the release of TRISIM Plus v2.2


We are pleased to announce the release of TRISIM Plus 2.2.

TRISIM Plus 2.2 is a maintenance release with numerous defect fixes. TRISIM Plus 2.2  is also compatible with TriStation 4.10 and DYNSIM 5.0

TRISIM Plus 2.2 can be download from the Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) website.

Invensys to Help Valero Energy Corporation Improve Performance of Global Refinery Operations

Innovative HF Alkylation measurement solution supports cost control, real-time safety and environmental excellence

MAY 22, 2012/ PLANO, TEXAS - Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Valero Energy Corporation, allowing use of  Invensys Operations Management’s patented ACA.HF Advanced Alkylation Measurement Solution. In the first phase, Valero will implement the solution at seven refineries globally. The Invensys solution monitors and measures hydrofluoric acid levels in real time by analyzing differential responses from online sensors, helping to improve the safety, reliability and environmental performance of the refinery and creating new opportunities to reduce operating costs.
 
Commonly used in petroleum processing, hydrofluoric acid is a highly toxic catalyst that must be carefully managed and controlled. Accurately analyzing how much HF is re-circulating within the process contributes significantly to increasing the efficiency of the refinery because it can improve crude stock yield and associated costs. Early approaches to HF monitoring involved taking manual samples and analyzing them in a laboratory. This approach however, even when carefully executed, potentially exposed lab workers to severe toxins, and its accuracy was limited. And while more recent techniques can produce more accurate readings, their adaptation for real-time online monitoring is complex and costly.
 
Invensys Operations Management’s advanced measurement solution, however, brings new levels of simplicity, cost effectiveness and employee safety to that task. By using real-time online sensors instead of people, it significantly reduces the possibility of accidental exposure, thereby diminishing the risk to employees and curtailing the potential for environmental hazards. And because it replaces conventional manual laboratory sampling and other types of analysis, it can drastically improve the efficiency of the operation while lowering costs.
 
“We are committed to developing and delivering innovative solutions that help our clients, including Valero, increase the safety and reliability of their operations,” said Maxie Williams, vice president and enterprise client executive, Invensys Operations Management. “An integral component of our InFusion™ Enterprise Control System, our HF alkylation measurement solution can openly communicate with a larger refinery and enterprise-wide control, information and decision-support system to provide real-time data and analysis. And because it is built from rugged materials long proven in industrial HF applications, implementing it costs about half that of other systems and requires little maintenance, with estimated mean time between failures exceeding 29 years. It is a perfect example of how we are combining advanced control and instrumentation to improve and optimize the real-time safety and performance of the operation.”

Link: Invensys to Help Valero Energy Corporation Improve Performance of Global Refinery Operations

Monday, May 28, 2012

Free Webinar, May 30th, Simplifying Material Balance Calculations

Simplifying Material Balance Calculations
When: May 30 at 10:00am & 2:00pm Eastern



Thursday, May 24, 2012

Toolbar Customization in PRO/II

To customize the toolbars in PRO/II, right click in the toolbar area and you will get this menu –

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Output Options in PRO/II

In addition to SIM4ME Reports Excel and text-based output, PRO/II allows users to interactively view stream results in a number of ways. Stream Property Tables, Data Review Windows, Stream Displays, Tooltips and other Graphical User Interface (GUI) features allow users to view properties quickly and easily, without the need to generate a complete report.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Free Webinar, May 23rd, Quality by Design System

Quality by Design System
When: May 23 at 10:00am & 2:00pm Eastern



Sunday, May 20, 2012

Displaying results on the flowsheet - been there, doing that!

We would like to take this opportunity of congratulating our competitors who recently announced that they can “compare simulation results to historical and real-time data on the simulation flowsheet”. It's always nice to see our competitors following where we lead.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Stream Splitting using Stream Calculator Unit-op


The stream calculator in PRO/II is a flexible unit which allows you to blend any number of feed streams and produce products with defined composition and thermal condition


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Including/Excluding Pseudocomponents blending


The pseudocomponents for petroleum assay streams which use the same TBP Cutpoint set are combined (blended) in PRO/II to produce a common set of pseudocomponents unless the assay stream has been designated as an exclude stream.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Webinar Recording: Gas Processing with PRO/II

Below is a recording of the "Gas Processing with PRO/II" webinar. The video takes about 30 minutes. Enjoy!



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Webinar Recording: Understanding Relief System Sizing

Here is a recording of the webinar entitled: "Understanding Relief System Sizing"
Enjoy, the video takes about 30 min.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Free Webinar, May 16th, Optimizing Hydraulic Networks

Optimizing Hydraulic Networks
When: May 16 at 10:00am & 2:00pm Eastern



Thursday, May 10, 2012

Viewing stream results in PRO/II

In addition to SIM4ME Reports Excel and text-based output, PRO/II allows users to interactively view stream results in a number of ways. Stream Property Tables, Data Review Windows, Stream Displays, Tooltips and other Graphical User Interface (GUI) features allow users to view properties quickly and easily, without the need to generate a complete report.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hydrofluoric & Sulfuric Alkylation Reactor Models Webinar Recording

Below please find the webinar recording for Hydrofluoric & Sulfuric Alkylation Reactor Models using ROMeo.
Enjoy! The video take about 60 minutes.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Free Webinar, May 9th, Expanding OTS into the SAGD Industry

Expanding OTS into the SAGD Industry
When: May 9 at 10:00am & 2:00pm Eastern



Saturday, May 5, 2012

Join us at the The 3rd Opportunity Crudes Conference in Houston

Join Invensys Operations Management at The 3rd Opportunity Crudes Conference. 

SimSci-Esscor is hosting a cocktail reception at the conference on Sunday evening, from 6:00-8:00pm. Please drop by an say hi or learn about our heavy oil technology in PRO/II, DYNSIM, or ROMeo.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Crude Column Optimization Webinar Recording

Please enjoy a recording of the webinar on Crude Column Optimization using ROMeo.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Simulation of the complete plant lifecycle

PRO/II, DYNSIM, & ROMeo from SimSci-Esscor provide complete coverage of the plant lifecycle from design, to operations, to optimization!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Webinar Recording: Converging and Controlling Complex Simulations in PRO/II

Here is the recording of the Converging & Controlling Complex Simulations in PRO/II webinar. Enjoy.



Pipeline Backward Pressure Calculations using PRO/II

Here are the steps to step up the pipeline backward pressure calculations in PRO/II.


1. Set up the model as shown


2. Define the input stream - Stream S1 and specify the inlet pressure


 3. Input the pipeline data 



4. Place a controller on the flowsheet and define it as follows

 The controller would control the outlet stream pressure by varying the pressure of inlet stream

5. While viewing the results the input stream would have a pressure of 830 psia instead of the initially specified value of 1000psi


Submitted by: 
Saher S. Jasvi
Tech. Support for SimSci-Esscor