Thursday, April 10, 2014

Unprecedented Value of Spiral CrudeSuite Integration in PRO/II and ROMeo

Guest blogger: Livia Wiley, SimSci Product Marketing Manager

Did you know you can directly integrate Spiral CrudeSuite into your PRO/II and ROMeo simulations to greatly improve your simulation accuracy and understand the impact on plant performance?

Spiral CrudeSuite is the industry‐leading toolset for crude oil knowledge management. Its integration in PRO/II and ROMeo allows refiners to meet the increasing demands of today’s operating environment, and adapt to changing product demand and raw material prices.

The integration of Spiral CrudeSuite inside PRO/II and ROMeo provides huge business value:
- Immediately access crude data to greatly increase modeling accuracy, thus producing superior process designs and enhanced optimization
- Improve productivity, reduce errors, and ensure the integrity of the data by not having to manually enter analysis data
- Start design work early (before crude samples arrive) by using similar crudes from the same region
- Predict properties for a whole crude and/or intermediate products, for a specific piece of equipment or across the process performance
- Consider additional properties not normally in PRO/II to provide a more accurate analysis of crude blending strategies and its effect on refinery
- Compare model predictions for a typical crude versus the sample received to quickly identify problems with a particular shipment

About Spiral: Spiral Software, an Invensys company, provides the latest technology that allows for plant management to make the best possible choices in refining to improve planning and scheduling. Spiral software provides assay knowledge management techniques like the crude assay library that allows refiners to consistently make the best choices in trading and processing, which is essential for improving refinery profitability.

About PRO/II: PRO/II is the major product in the Process Engineering Suite (PES). This process simulation software optimizes plant performance by improving process design, operational analysis, and performing engineering studies. It is designed to perform rigorous heat and material balance calculations for a wide range of chemical processes. PRO/II allows users to evaluate the use of heat integration with case studies, rigorously evaluate process improvements with the help of a process flow diagram (PFD), or model crude distillation units. PRO/II offers a wide variety of thermodynamic models to virtually every industry and is incredibly cost effective, decreasing both capital and operating costs.

About ROMeo Process Optimization: ROMeo Process Optimization provides real-time optimization for the refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. This industry-leading technology generates precise operating information that improves performance, which allows for increased profitability. The provided real-time data is based on current economic and process conditions. ROMeo Process Optimization has been developed with an Excel-based interface, making it easier to use. With the help of this product, operators have the ability to make informed decisions at an expedited rate.
Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.