Sunday, September 30, 2012

2012 North America SimSci-Esscor User Group & Tech Support Symposium

2012 North America SimSci-Esscor User Group & Tech Support Symposium

Keynotes from Microsoft and ARC
Presentations from TOYO, Exxonmobil, Shell, Chart Industries, Fossil Consulting, Resources2 Energy Canada, Inelectra, along with several Invensys presentation outlining new products.

Are you joining us in Houston?

Register Today!

Friday, September 28, 2012

2012 North America SimSci-Esscor User Group & Tech Support Symposium

Are you joining us in Houston? The early bird rate has been extended to October 1st!

2012 North America SimSci-Esscor User Group & Tech Support Symposium

Bubble point / Dew point calculations using PRO/II - Part 2 - An easier way

Bubble point / Dew point calculations using PRO/II

Yesterday we gave you hints on calculating the bubble point and dew point in PRO/II - but we also wanted to post about a much easier way to do this:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Training Refinery Operators of the Future - Free Webinar

Register Here
Training Refinery Operators of the Future
When: Tuesday October 2nd

Get your workforce ready for the future

Learn more
Need to train your work force?
Are inexperienced operators a safety risk?

Let SimSci-Esscor help train your workforce! Learn more here

Breaking through the Heavy Oil Barriers

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Are you dealing with heavier feedstock?
Can't figure out how to process your heaview feedstock?
It just so happens that SimSci-Esscor can help, learn more here

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Join us in Houston for the North America SimSci-Esscor User Group and Tech Support Symposium

Register by September 24th to save $100 off the registration fee of $499 & receive a free 2 GB memory stick.

We are proud to welcome two keynote speakers to the event.

The first keynote will be by Peter Reynolds of ARC with “Trends, Directions and Drivers for Tomorrow’s Process Plants"

Peter will discuss the latest trends in process plants including mobility, maintenance, analytics, and big data. He will also discuss ARC’s view of the advanced applications that deal with these trends.               

The second keynote will be by Nate Shea-han of Microsoft with “Virtualization as a Stepping Stone  to the Cloud”

Nate will discuss using virtualization of applications to streamline IT deployment and reduce costs in the short term with a look to the future of cloud-based applications.

Go to the event website to learn more and to register:

Top 5 Tips: How to get the most out of attending a user group meeting

Top 5 Tips: How to get the most out of attending a user group meeting

Are you going to th ISA Show in September? Check out our presentation.

“Emergency Steam Load Shedding System” will be presented by Saudi Kayan & Invensys at the  International Society of Automation (ISA) Automation Week Event scheduled between 24th – 27th September

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sweeter Simulation

Sweeter Simulation

Once-Separate Silos of Simulation Are Cross-Pollinating Into a Functional Whole From Which Users Can Pick the Elements They Need for Design, Configuration, Training and Process Optimization. Here's What the Buzz Is About

Thursday, September 13, 2012

We are pleased to announce the release of ROMeo 6.0.2.

We are pleased to announce the release of ROMeo 6.0.2.

The patch can be downloaded at the SimSci-Esscor Software Updates & Knowledge Base

Patch 2 fixes defects on the ROMeo 6.0 codebase along with several enhancements to refinery reactor modeling. ROMeo 6.0.2 includes new features such as:

1.      New for Hydroprocessing (HDP) reactor model

2.      Updated feed synthesis for the FCC model

3.      Enhanced reformer model

4.      New C8 aromatics splitter

5.      Coke prediction model

These enhancements along with recent ROMeo developments further solidify ROMeo’s capabilities in the refining market, making it the product of choice for optimization of refining processes.

Guest Blogger Wanted

I am looking for a few people within Invensys and outside of Invensys who are willing to be guest bloggers. We have been live for less than a year, and have over 32,000 page views so far!

I’d like to offer our readers a forum to present their ideas and opinions on how to improve process simulations. All you need to do is to send their article to me, and I’ll attribute it to you & post it on their behalf - provided it is appropriate and relevant to our readers.

Please let me know if you are interested!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gamechanging Natural Gas Tech Gets Green Light

Gamechanging Natural Gas Tech Gets Green Light
  • Extracting methane from methane or gas hydrates
  • “The energy content of methane in hydrate form is immense, possibly exceeding the combined energy content of all other known fossil fuels,” according to the Energy Department.
  • The full article can be found here

Why I became a Chemical Engineer

I've had my interns write about their personal decisions to become chemical engineers, so I figured it was only fair to share my own reasoning.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Is anyone attanding the Japan User Meeting in Tokyo today?

Is anyone attanding the Japan User Meeting in Tokyo today?

Let me know if there is anything you hope to see.

Is anyone coming to the North America User meeting in Houston?

Please join us October 15-16, 2012 in Houston, TX
Registration is now live!
Early Bird Price $399, Expires on September 24th!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Job Opening: Senior Process Simulation Consultant in Spain!

Job Opening: Senior Process Simulation Consultant in Spain!

Invensys Operations Management is a leading provider of automation and information technologies, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to global manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Our solutions include control and measurement instrumentation; safety, critical and distributed control systems; a wide range of real-time operations management software; and professional services.
For our international team based in Madrid we are looking for enthusiastic professional for the position:

Senior Process Simulation Consultant

As a leader of the team you will be responsible for whole cycle of a specific project for the delivery of Operator Training Simulators, including key stages: Functional Specification; Informal Testing; Witness Testing.

Main responsibilities:

-      Technical leader of Dynamic Simulator Studies and Operator Training Simulators

-      Process simulation based on our in-house products (Dynsim™, FSIM™, TRISIM™) in projects executed in EMEA (Europe, Africa and Middle East)

-      Technical definition and leading the delivery and engineering team (validation / integration / testing / documentation / training)

-      Writing specifications, design approach and documents, understanding unit operations and representing them in models

-      Providing guidance, writing procedures for formal testing, identify technical variations

-      Organize training courses

-      Leading, coordinating and planning the activities of the multinational engineering team with the project manager


-      Master`s degree in Chemical or Process Engineering

-      Minimum 5 years of experience with process simulation and dynamic simulation within the field of upstream and/or downstream Oil & Gas, Chemical or Power industries

-      Experience within customer-facing role

-      Action oriented, creative

-      Excellent communication and presentation skills

-      Able to work and lean multicultural team

-      Driving license

-      English – fluent, additional language is an advantage

-      Based in Madrid but willing to travel (approximately 20-30% overall)    

You can find out more here or contact Martina Izakova directly. She is the recruiter for this position.



Friday, September 7, 2012

Results Viewer in PRO/II

Results Viewer in PRO/II

Results of a Unit-op or stream can be easily viewed by selecting the Unit-op or stream, right clicking and choosing View Results
These results can either be viewed on the default browser or Editor, and this can be changed by going to Options > Viewer

Advantages of using the browser viewer include the ability to find relevant information quickly using hotlinks and drag/drop of data directly to Excel

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Customizing the Excel Report

  1. By default there are two options while generating an Excel report i.e. Summary Report and Detailed Report
  2. For customizing the Excel report go to > Output > Report Manager > New
  3. Step 2 would open up the window shown below. Using the Flow-Sheet Explorer, which is the green portion to the right, parameters can be dragged and dropped onto the gray area.
  4. By right clicking on Report1 the report can be renamed
  5. When this report is saved, PRO/II Excel report option will display three options
  6. Choose the report option and click on Generate Excel Output to generate a customized Excel report