Friday, May 30, 2014

Save the date - 2014 Software Global Customer Conference in Orlando, FL


Save the Date!



We are excited to announce 2014 Software Global Customer Conference
September 30 - October 2, 2014 in Orlando, Florida
  
 2014 Software Global Customer Conference
User Group & Tech Support Symposium
 
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Watch for details coming soon!


Reduce the engineering evaluation and design time with #SimSci, #TechValidate

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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.

Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.

From the Schneider Electric blog: Advanced Process Control and Mineral Processing Applications

"Mining operations are becoming more complex. The decline in mineral grades, strict regulations and today’s economic scenario are demanding mining companies to optimize their operations, processes and use less consumables (from energy to reagents) and be more cost effective.
As an aggravating factor, the retiring workforce combined with the lack of qualified new professionals arriving to industrial sectors has become a major problem. Some studies consider that in a few years, the gap between required workforce and available applicants will be close to 30% in the mining industry."
read the full article here

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Don’t Miss a Big Announcement at HxGN LIVE!

Guest blogger: Livia Wiley, SimSci Product Marketing Manager
HxGN LIVE 2014, Hexagon’s global user group meeting, is taking place in Las Vegas next week. If you’re planning to attend, please come by booth #116 in The Zone to visit us. We’ll have live demos, lively discussions, and a chance to win an iPad.
We will be participating in the Intergraph Partner Session on Tuesday, June 3rd at 1:30 pm where we will be making a big announcement you will not want to miss. Further details will be provided in session 2211: Integrated Process Engineering at Schneider Electric on Wednesday, June 4th where Tobias Scheele, VP, SimSci Design, Simulation & Optimization, will provide our process engineering vision of integrated lifecycle modeling and our value proposition of working together with Intergraph.


Repost: What are the units of Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP)?

What are the units of RVP?
Regardless of the pressure dimensions specified, Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) will come out in PSI, not PSIA or PSIG, because it is a differential pressure.

Are you going to the upcoming Global Petroleum Show 2014 in Calgary? If so, stop by Booth # 7020 and say hi!


Avantis by Schneider Electric

Your Digital Oil Field Solutions Partner

Experience, leadership, and value are what make us a proven partner offering comprehensive solutions for plant automation and modernization.

23 of the top 25 petroleum companies partner with us to provide a full range of products, solutions, and services for control, data, and measurement instrumentation.

Join us at the upcoming Global Petroleum Show 2014, Booth # 7020 at Stampede Park in Calgary from Tuesday, June 10 through Thursday, June 12, 2014.

Use ROMeo online, offline, and for energy studies #SimSci #TechValidate

Customer Proof verified by TechValidate.

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.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Repost: Can the flooding and weeping limits of a column be calculated?

Column rating will give you flooding factor and approach to flooding but there is no way to get any information on weeping.

Perform engineering evaluation of large complex plants with #SimSci, #TechValidate

Customer Content verified by TechValidate.

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.

Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"Easy to use" SimSci software ranks 5/5 for this customer, #TechValidate

Customer Survey verified by TechValidate.

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.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day

A heartfelt thanks to all the veterans, past present, and future on Memorial Day. Enjoy your day- hopefully the weather is as nice as it is hear in MA.


Learn how the process is affected by changes in key operating parameters with SimSci, #TechValidate

Customer References verified by TechValidate.

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.

Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Distribute heat more effectively with ROMeo, #SimSci #TechValidate

Customer References verified by TechValidate.

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.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Webinar Recording: What’s new in DYNSIM 5.2 with Gregor Fernholz

Did you miss the webinar on 5/21?
Do you want to know what is new in DYNSIM 5.2?



You can check out the recording of the webinar by clicking on the link below: 


This customer improved profitability by more than 2MM per unit with #SimSci, #TechValidate

Customer Content verified by TechValidate.

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.

DYNSIM 5.2 is available, with Metals, Mining, & Minerals (M3) features!

Earlier this week I posted that DYNSIM 5.2 was released and available for download. I failed to mention the Metals, Mining, & Minerals (M3) features. So here is some information on those new features:

Here is a list of the models available for M3 in DYNSIM 5.2:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

From "RefinerLink": "Heavy Oil – The Future of the Industry!"


"In a world where the refining demand is constantly increasing, we seek to add new product lines or build facilities that can handle more demand.  
Praxis Global Research looks to find ways of identifying current needs of industry - marrying them with state of the art know-how and cutting edge technology."

To read the full article, click here.

Try out multiple design options with #SimSci, #TechValidate

Customer Testimonial verified by TechValidate.

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.

Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Simulation & Training Wordles

Which one do you like better? You can click on the image to see it larger

Wordle: Simulation & Training from SimSci Wordle: SimSci Simulation & Training

Announcing the release of DYNSIM 5.2

DYNSIM 5.2 – is now available on the

What is it?
DYNSIM provides rigorous process simulation platform from simulation and training offerings from SimSci. DYNSIM is a rigorous, first-principle dynamic simulator that predicts the time dependent behavior of industrial processes.  A well designed DYNSIM model accurately depicts the same hydraulic, heat transfer and other equipment constraints as the actual plant.
Why is this important?
DYNSIM provides a single scalable application that helps:
  • Lower Capital Costs & Improve Plant Design-- getting it right the first time
  • Checkout control system design for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Emergency Shutdown (ESD) Systems and Distributed Control Systems (DCSs) for shorter commissioning time and increased availability
  • Train and certify control room and field operators in a safe environment
Simply stated, DYNSIM enables clients to rise above the dynamic challenges of designing, commissioning, controlling and operating a process plant safely, reliably and profitably

DYNSIM 5.2 has many new features developed around the following major themes:
·        Increased Engineering Productivity
·        Robustness Enhancements
·        Ergonomics / Improved Ease of Use
·        Productization of Metals, Mining and Minerals model library
·        Customer Support and Requests

See SimSci’s latest online learning library of 3-5 minute “How To” videos

Test your PRO/II process simulation knowledge or take your knowledge to a new level... introducing SimSci Short Series videos for PRO/II. Learn about product features or refine your skills on advanced topics, click here to see SimSci’s latest online learning library of 3-5 minute “How To” videos or browse through our Training calendar to view all of our training and eLearning offerings. This new and exciting library of short SimSci product training videos is being augmented continuously. Check back frequently for more offerings that allow you to learn at your own pace.

From "Hydrocarbon Processing": "Refiners scale up production as maintenance ends, dropping gasoline futures"

“Nearly every catalytic cracker is now back up and running and that’s at the heart of refinery gasoline production,” said Andy Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates in Houston.
(Bloomberg) -- Gasoline futures retreated from a two-week high in New York as US refineries completed maintenance, signaling an increase in production of motor fuel.


To read the full article, click here.

More than 0.5 percent of valuable product has been improved for this customer using ROMeo Process Optimization, #SimSci #TechValidate

Customer References verified by TechValidate.

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.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Pursuit of “Yesterday’s Energy” Happiness

Guest blogger: Livia Wiley, SimSci Product Marketing Manager

Eighty-five years ago, economic historian Abbott Payson Usher wrote: “The limitations of resources are relative to the position of our knowledge and of our technique.” Bloomberg analysis Robert Bryce notes this is no truer than in oil and gas. “The oil and gas sector is one of advancing knowledge and increased resource availability.” As much as we try to reason that oil is “yesterday’s energy”, it continues to grow at record pace and is continually driven by innovation. So, what does this mean about our oil future? Read more here.


If you’re looking to partner with innovative, professional, and proven simulation tools for process design, simulation, operator training, and process optimization, learn more here.


Register today for What’s new in DYNSIM 5.2 with Gregor Fernholz on 5/21/14

SimSci Webinar Series 2014

http://software.invensys.com/products/simsci/webinar-series/ 

Don't forget to register for the upcoming webinars on new product releases:


What’s new in DYNSIM 5.2 with Gregor Fernholz on 5/21/14

DYNSIM 5.2 is being released at the end of May. Log in to this webinar to find out details on the new features directly from the product manager, Gregor Fernholz.

From "Bloomberg": "Europe Has 28-Year Shale Gas Rebuff to Russia: Chart of the Day"

"The European Union has enough gas trapped in shale to free the bloc from reliance on Russian energy supplies for about 28 years if only the constituent countries are prepared to extract it.

The CHART OF THE DAY ranks EU countries by recoverable shale-gas reserves expressed in years of domestic consumption, led by Sweden with 250 years, according to Bloomberg calculations using U.S. Energy Information Agency data of 10 European countries. Among them, France andBulgaria have outright bans on extraction, while the Netherlands and Germany are among states that have issued moratoriums."

To read the full article, click here.

The value of trying different designs, #SimSci #TechValidate

Customer Evidence verified by TechValidate.


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.

Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Get a better understanding of operations with ROMeo Process Optimization software, #SimSci #TechValidate

Customer Content verified by TechValidate.

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.

You are invited to the India Power Seminar!


Enhancements for Your Energy Environment 
Invensys is becoming Schneider Electric and along with the critical experience and deep-rooted power industry understanding, we bring you a seminar dedicated to enhancements and new technologies that will be a part of your dynamic growth.

Increasing power demand in one of the fastest growing economies has its own set of challenges in the form of fuel costs, higher expenditures, new regulatory requirements and operational trials in the form of human resources and organizational integration. This seminar intends to answer your questions on the way forward and the rising technologies that can make a difference in the energy management and power generation sector.


Learn how you may confidently meet these challenges at this insightful seminar
Growth - the increase in demand created by emerging countries and the changing needs of the existing power plants.
Sustainability - reduce energy usage/carbon emissions, and improve plant safety and reliability.
Cost - minimize maintenance costs, optimize production and operating costs, achieve greater productivity and efficiency.

A Powerful Experience with New Opportunities

With our focus on the Indian power sector, we bring you.

Success stories - our work out there speaks for itself and you will be the first to have a glimpse of what we are capable of delivering in terms of enhancements and optimal performance.
Network with the experts - have the opportunity to network with our technical and subject matter experts, network with your peers and learn from their knowledge and experience.

Click to view agenda.

We look forward to see you at this event!

For more details contact Srilakshmi Lakshmanan at srilakshmi.lakshmanan@schneider-electric.com OR
Neeraj Vashisht at neeraj.vashisht@schneider-electric.com

SimSci Suite 2014 is coming soon!

SimSci Suite 2014 will be released shortly - will all the current releases of SimSci simulation software! Get ready to upgrade. 



Sunday, May 18, 2014

Better troubleshooting with PRO/II, #SimSci #TechValidate

Customer Proof verified by TechValidate.

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.

Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support teamfor more information.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Facilitate debottlenecking and process improvement with #SimSci, #TechValidate

Customer Content verified by TechValidate.


About PIPEPHASE: PIPEPHASE is part of its Upstream Optimization Suite solution from Invensys. It is currently being used by the world’s leading oil and gas producing companies to increase production. PIPEPHASE is a steady state, multiphase fluid flow simulation solution for rigorous modeling of gathering networks and pipeline systems. This solution can model applications ranging from single well sensitivity analyses of key parameters, to a multi-year planning study for an entire production field. It is improving profitability and performance in companies across the globe.

Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support teamfor more information.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

This customer gave SimSci software 4/5 stars, #SimSci #TechValidate

Customer Proof verified by TechValidate.

About the ROMeo Online Performance Suite: Invensys offers numerous performance enhancing solutions as part of the Online Performance Suite (OPS) that allow customers to remain competitive in tough economic times. The ability to view what is happening at your plant now and make appropriate and timely business decisions is critical to optimal operation. ROMeo’s online rigorous modeling and equation-based real time optimization capabilities provide improved data that will assist refiners in dealing with changing market pressures, product values, energy costs and equipment performance. This suite provides assistance with energy management, non linear, olefins, and wellfield optimization.
Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

SimSci for simulating refinery processes, #TechValidate

Customer Testimonial verified by TechValidate.

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.

Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support teamfor more information.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

SimSci has improved profitability by 10 million dollars per year for this customer, #SimSci #TechValidate

Customer Testimonial verified by TechValidate.

About the ROMeo Online Performance Suite: Invensys offers numerous performance enhancing solutions as part of the Online Performance Suite (OPS) that allow customers to remain competitive in tough economic times. The ability to view what is happening at your plant now and make appropriate and timely business decisions is critical to optimal operation. ROMeo’s online rigorous modeling and equation-based real time optimization capabilities provide improved data that will assist refiners in dealing with changing market pressures, product values, energy costs and equipment performance. This suite provides assistance with energy management, non linear, olefins, and wellfield optimization.

Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.

Monday, May 12, 2014

What's new in PRO/II 9.3 with Marina Velazquez on May 21st!

SimSci Webinar Series 2014

http://software.invensys.com/products/simsci/webinar-series/ 

Don't forget to register for the upcoming webinars on new product releases:


What's new in PRO/II 9.3 with Marina Velazquez

PRO/II 9.3 is being released at the end of May. Log in to this webinar to find out details on the new features directly from the product manager, Marina Velazquez.

What’s new in DYNSIM 5.2 with Gregor Fernholz

DYNSIM 5.2 is being released at the end of May. Log in to this webinar to find out details on the new features directly from the product manager, Gregor Fernholz.

What’s new in ROMeo 6.2 with John Hernandez

ROMeo 6.2 release is planned for June. Log in to this webinar to find out details on the new features directly from the product manager, John Hernandez.

SimSci permits the modeling of alternatives for process and economic decisions, #SimSci #TechValidate

Customer Survey verified by TechValidate.

About PIPEPHASE: PIPEPHASE is part of its Upstream Optimization Suite solution from SE. It is currently being used by the world’s leading oil and gas producing companies to increase production. PIPEPHASE is a steady state, multiphase fluid flow simulation solution for rigorous modeling of gathering networks and pipeline systems. This solution can model applications ranging from single well sensitivity analyses of key parameters, to a multi-year planning study for an entire production field. It is improving profitability and performance in companies across the globe.

Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

With the Crude RTO, the crude changeover is managed profitably, #SimSci #TechValidate

Customer Proof verified by TechValidate.

About the ROMeo Online Performance Suite: Invensys offers numerous performance enhancing solutions as part of the Online Performance Suite (OPS) that allow customers to remain competitive in tough economic times. The ability to view what is happening at your plant now and make appropriate and timely business decisions is critical to optimal operation. ROMeo’s online rigorous modeling and equation-based real time optimization capabilities provide improved data that will assist refiners in dealing with changing market pressures, product values, energy costs and equipment performance. This suite provides assistance with energy management, non linear, olefins, and wellfield optimization.
Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Quantifiable benefits in plant productivity with ROMeo Online Performance Suite, #SimSci #TechValidate

Customer Proof verified by TechValidate.

About the ROMeo Online Performance Suite: Invensys offers numerous performance enhancing solutions as part of the Online Performance Suite (OPS) that allow customers to remain competitive in tough economic times. The ability to view what is happening at your plant now and make appropriate and timely business decisions is critical to optimal operation. ROMeo’s online rigorous modeling and equation-based real time optimization capabilities provide improved data that will assist refiners in dealing with changing market pressures, product values, energy costs and equipment performance. This suite provides assistance with energy management, non linear, olefins, and wellfield optimization.
Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Reliable simulation results for process plant design, #SimSci #TechValidate

Customer Survey verified by TechValidate.

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.

Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support teamfor more information.