Sunday, August 31, 2014

SimSci software is the base of process design activities for open-arts units, #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.

Friday, August 29, 2014

PRO/II is the reference tool to optimize process operation in refining, #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.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

SimSci software improved profitability for this customer, #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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

E&P’s Cool Factor

I’m not the type to frivolously promote someone else’s products but this caught my eye; mostly because it’s so 2014! A Calgary company has created a free mobile app that allows people in the oilpatch to see the status of drilling rigs in Western Canada in real time. Neat concept! See this CBC News article for more information.

SimSci software provides reliable crude distillation units design, #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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SimSci helps this customer see the ship loading system, #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 CNN.com: "World getting 'super-aged' at scary speed"

"By 2020, 13 countries will be "super-aged" -- with more than 20% of the population over 65 -- according to a report by Moody's Investor Service.

That number will rise to 34 nations by 2030. Only three qualify now: Germany, Italy and Japan."

Interesting article (and great interactive map) on CNN about the aging global population. This will have huge ramifications on your operators. To make sure that they are adequately trained, check out Operator Training Simulators

Monday, August 25, 2014

PRO/II is the quickest way to optimize existing processes, #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.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SimSci software provides an accurate model of process for analysis of bottlenecks, #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.

Friday, August 22, 2014

SimSci has been a reliable process simulation tool for this customer for over 20 years, #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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PRO/II for process design, #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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Evaluate new operating conditions 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.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

91% of organizations find that SimSci design software provides accurate simulations of their process, #TechValidate

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

Monday, August 18, 2014

Early bird registration pricing extended for the Orlando for the Global Customer Conference - Early bird ends Friday 9/5

I would like to invite you to attend the Schneider Electric Software Global Customer Conference September 29-October 3, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.



I would like to invite you to attend the Schneider Electric Software Global Customer Conference September 29-October 3, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. 

Here is a sample of the customer presentations at SimSci Sessions!
  • Amine hydrochlorides in refinery overheads: Solving corrosion problems through electrolyte process simulation by Prodip Kundu (OLI Systems Inc.)
  • Smart Engineering from Concept to Operations by Frank Joop & Paras Trivedi (Integraph)
  • Emergency vessels blow down simulations by Pierre Duchet-Suchaux (Total SA)
  • Simulation of an Instrument Air Distribution System using Pipephase; Simulation of multiphase purge lines from a Bioethanol complex using PIPEPHASE by Adriana Ardilla (INELECTRA S.A.C.A)
  • Shutdown Studies of a Combined Cycle using a Simulator with Eric Liese (National Energy Technology Laboratory) 
  • APC Implementation International Paper by Jeff Wagoner (International Paper)
  • Technical Support Symposium presentations including:
    • New Features in PRO/II
    • DYNSIM 5.2 New Features
    • Simulation Thermodynamics: Best Practices
  • More are being accepted every day! Get your submission in today!

SimSci is a great tool to train plant operators, #TechValidate

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About Operator Training: Invensys offers a computer-based training method, Operator Training Simulators (OTS), to help give operators the skills they need to run a process or plant. Refineries and other plants are being forced to rely on inexperienced operators due to the aging workforce. Undertrained employees reduce performance and profitability in a refinery and may also risk the safety of other employees. The aging workforce is moving closer to the age of retirement, making it imperative to train younger, less experienced employees. Invensys offers an Operator Training System to aid refineries in educating inexperienced operators, who will soon be relied upon to operate the refinery and perform operational excellence.
Operators learn the ins and outs of a refinery in this virtual control room. DYNSIM is a model that controls the plant response. Trainees learn how to react appropriately when a similar situation occurs in the actual plant. DYNSIM Checkout is the first process dynamic simulation product designed specifically for control checkout. This solution can validate control system design before it is installed in the plant which eliminates many problems that occur during startup.
Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

97% of surveyed SimSci customers improved their designs with SimSci Design software, #TechValidate

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

Friday, August 15, 2014

364 SimSci customers rated Invensys SimSci Technical Support as 4 out of 5 stars, #TechValidate

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

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Flue Gas Cleaning Cycle

Guest Blogger: Paul Campo, Product Marketing Intern

Flue gas is the exit gas from a combustion system that is discharged into the atmosphere.  There is often a necessity to clean the flue gas according to environmental regulation standards before it is vented to the surroundings.

Flue gas treatment is a common pollution control system installed in many chemical manufacturing plants.  In mining applications, cleaning systems (such as above) can be used to purge undesired gasses released during the ore roasting process, mainly CO2 and nitrogen, and collect the mineral dust. The flue gas exiting each roaster is first fed through a multiclone (cluster of cyclones) to remove large particles. The recovered material from the cyclones re-enters the roasters via the paddle mixers.

An induced draft fan draws the flue gas out of the cyclones and transfers it to the electrostatic precipitators (ESPs). The electrostatic precipitators enable the removal of ultra-fine particles from the flue gas that the cyclone was unable to separate. The clean flue gas consisting mainly of carbon dioxide, water vapor and nitrogen is then vented through a central stack to the atmosphere.  The ore dust collected by each of the electrostatic precipitators is conveyed by screw or chain to the dust hopper where it is transferred to the storage silo.

Flue gas cleaning systems are important industrial processes ranging anywhere from hazardous material incineration to crude ammonia liquor production.  Optimization of flue gas temperature control may significantly improve electrostatic precipitator performance, enabling higher load generation.  The importance of maintaining flue gas temperature in a stable operating range is to avoid increased resistivity and gas volume due to higher temperatures, which can have a deleterious effect on ESP performance (Neundorfer Inc, p.2).  Controllers designed with model-predictive technology, or advanced process control (APC), are used to compute optimal adjustments and minimize deviation from the target profile of the roasters. This is just one of the ways that SimSci APC can reduce your energy costs.

In addition, Schneider Electric offers process optimization with APC for the following mining applications:
  • Crushers
  • Grinding Circuits
  • Mineral Flotation
  • Thickening and Water Management
  • Hydrometallurgy (Solvent Extraction)
  • Electrowinning/ Electrorefining
  • Copper Converter 
  • Nickel Reduction Shaft Furnaces 
Check out our short promotional video to learn more and sign up for your free consultation here.