Friday, October 31, 2014

It’s not only oil that’s hurting…

There are currently 18 LNG projects proposed for the British Columbia coastline, but none have been given a green light to advance. The global gas market is now too uncertain to build, so companies are having to rethink the feasibility of their investments. Some examples are shown here:

> BG Group to delay planned B.C. LNG terminal

> B.C. LNG Alliance says LNG boom for B.C. 'not a foregone conclusion'

> Petronas LNG: CEO threatens 15-year delay to B.C. project

> Chevron won't be rushed on Kitimat LNG decision

We can probably expect lower heating costs this winter, but what does this say about the sustainability of the industry? In the last month alone, it’s changed from being schedule-driven to economics-driven. If the expansion of this industry is postponed another 5-15 years, what will be its greater impact?

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From CNN Money: These countries are getting killed by cheap oil

"The price is not right for many oil rich nations.

Oil is selling for roughly $83 a barrel on the global market. That's bad news for Iran, Nigeria, Venezuela, Russia, and Saudi Arabia, among others. They need the black stuff to trade at far loftier levels in order to balance their budgets.

Iran's budget, for example, is built on oil at $135 dollars per barrel, according to data from Deutsche Bank and Thomson Reuters compiled by DoubleLine Capital.

Russia has oil budgeted at $100, while Saudi Arabia will break even at $95 per barrel. "

Read the full article here.

I smile every time I fill up my car with gas here in Massachusetts and see the falling prices at the pump. However, the ramifications on a global scale are interesting never cross my mind, but they are very interesting. Read the article to find out more.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

How do you drive plant productivity while improving safety?

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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.
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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.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DYNSIM Success Story at Chevron

Chevron used SimSci’s DYNSIM simulation software for its controls upgrade. Read the success story in Automation World. They report clear improvements to safety, no lost production, and improved commissioning times for the facilities. A synopsis is below:

- Safety—with DYNSIM, there was no need for field programming, and all the errors that often accompany it.
- Commissioning time—cut commissioning time in half, saving Chevron about $840K.”
- Training time—Operator training simulation cut training from months to weeks, saving about four weeks of time over the course of the project.
- Quality improvement—project experienced a 20% reduction in field commissioning time for instrument technicians and system integrators.
- Production & capacity—simulation increased production capacity by testing control strategies to debottleneck the facilities; i.e., in one plant tested new control strategies increased capacity by 20%.

Chevron is now using DYNSIM for all its projects, not just the big ones. If you’re interested in replicating Chevron’s success, please visit software.invensys.com/key.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SimSci provides easy simulation model building and convergence, #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.
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Monday, October 27, 2014

“SimSci software enables us to do in house modeling of existing units as well as design of new processes.”

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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.
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

SimSci can model multiple hydraulic scenarios to give client visibility on capital expenditures, #TechValidate

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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 team for more information.

Friday, October 24, 2014

SimSci integrates with new refinery process technologies, #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.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

SimSci software enables us to do in house modeling of existing units as well as design of new processes, #TechValidate

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SimSci customer service is available and knowledgeable, #TechValidate

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review design processes quickly with PRO/II, #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.
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Monday, October 20, 2014

PRO/II was used to perform pressure safety valve calculations for the DOW Sadara Aromatics Project, #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.
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Study the impacts of design changes with ease and efficiency, #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.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

PRO/II is well-suited for refinery customers, #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.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

DYNSIM is valuable for DCS operator training, #SimSci #TechValidate

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About DYNSIM: DYNSIM is part of the Dynamic Simulation Suite from Invensys, assisting in process design, controls checkout, and control system design. This dynamic simulator helps plant management operate in a safe and profitable manner. Its operator training simulator provides safer operation while also improving performance and productivity. One example is using DYNSIM to evaluate flare and relief systems in a plant to raise the safety standard by making sure that the flares can handle the loads as they occur dynamically. DYNSIM is a cost-effective program, reducing the cost of process equipment.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This customer would recommend PRO/II, #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.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SimSci provides new/revised process designs to clients, #TechValidate

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About DYNSIM: DYNSIM is part of the Dynamic Simulation Suite from Invensys, assisting in process design, controls checkout, and control system design. This dynamic simulator helps plant management operate in a safe and profitable manner. Its operator training simulator provides safer operation while also improving performance and productivity. One example is using DYNSIM to evaluate flare and relief systems in a plant to raise the safety standard by making sure that the flares can handle the loads as they occur dynamically. DYNSIM is a cost-effective program, reducing the cost of process equipment.
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Trouble shoot day-to-day problems with SimSci, #TechValidate

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About DYNSIM: DYNSIM is part of the Dynamic Simulation Suite from Invensys, assisting in process design, controls checkout, and control system design. This dynamic simulator helps plant management operate in a safe and profitable manner. Its operator training simulator provides safer operation while also improving performance and productivity. One example is using DYNSIM to evaluate flare and relief systems in a plant to raise the safety standard by making sure that the flares can handle the loads as they occur dynamically. DYNSIM is a cost-effective program, reducing the cost of process equipment.
Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

SimSci INPLANT provides ease of use with process tuning & designing, #TechValidate

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About INPLANT: INPLANT is a fluid flow simulator for the design, rating, and analysis of plant piping systems. Piping designs have shown significant improvement and utilities have acquired lower capital/operating costs with the help of this Invensys solution. The simulator assists plants in their ongoing effort to improve safety in the workplace and to comply with regulatory requirements.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

When did $90 oil become too low?

World Oil reports that sub-$90/bbl oil may threaten the progress of the U.S. shale boom as demand lessens and extraction costs remain high. The current outlook is that oil may drop to $80/bbl and halt future drilling. Are you concerned? If so, visit software.invensys.com/faster.

VISUAL FLOW allows simulation of relief conditions on process equipment, #SimSci #TechValidate

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About VISUAL FLOW: SimSci VISUAL FLOW is a fluid flow simulator that designs, rates, and analyzes oil and gas flare networks. This Invensys application provides safer design and operation for engineers while also providing a reduced capital and operating cost. VISUAL FLOW is DIERS compliant while also complying with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), API 520, and Health Safety and Environment (HSE) regulatory requirements. This application is integrated with the SIM4ME Portal, creating a user-friendly environment based on an Excel interface.
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

ROMeo RTO applications keep product specs on target, #SimSci #TechValidate

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About ROMeo Utilities Optimization: The SimSci ROMeo Utilities Optimization solution is being used to optimize performance in plants across the globe by minimizing usage of steam, water, fuel, and other utilities. Plant energy costs can be reduced by 3 to 5 percent with the help of this software. Plant management is always concerned about energy management and ever-changing environmental restrictions and constraints. This software monitors and even helps reduce emissions of CO2, SOX & NOX by placing limits on those emissions as part of the solutions calculations. With all of the benefits this solution has to offer, management can expect a typical payback in 6-12 months or less.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

DYNSIM, user-friendly and trouble-free #SimSci #TechValidate

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About DYNSIM: DYNSIM is part of the Dynamic Simulation Suite from Invensys, assisting in process design, controls checkout, and control system design. This dynamic simulator helps plant management operate in a safe and profitable manner. Its operator training simulator provides safer operation while also improving performance and productivity. One example is using DYNSIM to evaluate flare and relief systems in a plant to raise the safety standard by making sure that the flares can handle the loads as they occur dynamically. DYNSIM is a cost-effective program, reducing the cost of process equipment.
Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Why you Should be Investing in Modern Estimating Technology

Read this LinkedIn article by Tolis Chatzisymeon, the CEO of Nomitech. It describes how modern estimating technology is a long term, sustainable solution for companies that are looking to grow in various markets and implement modern and accurate project controls. Cost estimation will soon be part of SimSci's process simulator, PRO/II, as we have partnered with Nomitech to deliver this technology directly to our customers.

SimSci, improving profitability in refineries, #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.
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APC Opportunities in the Power Industry

APC Opportunities in the Power Industry

Power generating companies are often confronted with the following problems when maintaining process control:
o       The complex control strategies necessary to protect boiler tubes and other high temperature equipment can have deleterious impact on unit ramp rate potential.
o       Soot deposits that accumulate on the furnace walls and tubes can significantly imbalance energy distribution.
o       Off-temperature operation adds operating cost while excessive and frequent temperature excursions can lead to mechanical failures and higher maintenance costs.
o       High temperature peaks caused by load ramping can lead to excessive thermal stress on the boiler & steam turbine, shortened component life, tube leakage, and limits on unit ramp rate.
o       Thermal imbalances and low temperature sags at end of ramp up or during ramp down result in reduced steam turbine cycle efficiency.



In order to increase unit response and efficiency while reducing maintenance costs, the

Monday, October 6, 2014

PRO/II has the best thermodynamic models, #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.
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Integration/importation of Licensor Thermodynamics patches with #SimSci design software, #TechValidate

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Friday, October 3, 2014

PRO/II for process simulation, #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, October 2, 2014

SimSci changed the way this customer looked at the process integration issue, #TechValidate

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About DYNSIM: DYNSIM is part of the Dynamic Simulation Suite from Invensys, assisting in process design, controls checkout, and control system design. This dynamic simulator helps plant management operate in a safe and profitable manner. Its operator training simulator provides safer operation while also improving performance and productivity. One example is using DYNSIM to evaluate flare and relief systems in a plant to raise the safety standard by making sure that the flares can handle the loads as they occur dynamically. DYNSIM is a cost-effective program, reducing the cost of process equipment.
Technical Support: As always, feel free to reach out to your local technical support team for more information.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SimSci has the best technical support, #TechValidate

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Chevron Changes the Game with Dynamic Simulation Software from Schneider Electric

Check out this video that shows Chevron's Trevor Ault talking about how DYNSIM helped Chevron move from one control system to another without any downtime or negative safety impact. DYNSIM saved 2-3 weeks of commissioning time and was well-received by the operators.

Chevron Changes the Game with Dynamic Simulation Software from Schneider Electric