• Articles

  • 2015

    Qenos Optimizes and the New System Exceeds Expectations

    PACE Online Australia
    April 23, 2015

    Attributed to AspenTech’s Peter Caro, this story entails how customer Qenos Olefins conversion plant at Altona – had recently upgraded to Adaptive Process Control. This upgrade became a positive impact beyond the customer’s expectations, in terms of efficiency, throughput and operator engagement.

    Intelligent Technology Squeezes Maximum Profit for the Plant

    China Energy News
    April 17, 2015

    Attributed to AspenTech’s Jimmy Zhu, this byline highlights how adaptive process control software helps manufacturers maximize profits and deliver sustainable benefits. With this intelligent technology, companies operate with more autonomy; cost-effectiveness; reliability and in compliance with environmental regulations.

    Tips to Achieve Best Practice Across the Capital Project Lifecycle

    Business Standard India
    March 27, 2015

    Attributed to AspenTech’s Sunil Patil, this byline discusses how E&C project managers can reduce uncertainty and risks while keeping capital costs in check with the right IT tools.

    Achieving Excellence in Energy and Utilities Management

    The Malay Mail Malaysia
    March 20, 2015

    Attributed to AspenTech’s Rob Howard, this byline discusses how companies can excel with energy and utility management daily – on a daily or weekly basis. This is a crucial thought process, as it helps manufacturers navigate dramatic market changes within the process industry.

    Refining Decision Making with AspenTech Petroleum Supply Chain Solutions

    ARC View
    March 12, 2015

    According to ARC’s Bob Gill, the rapid decline in oil prices took even seasoned observers by surprise. Gill then proceeds to analyze how refiners can be more profitable in an unpredictable business environment with crude price volatility; thin margins; dynamic customer demands and skills shortages.

    AspenTech can help the Chemical Industry Save Energy

    Energy Daily Korea
    March 09, 2015

    According to AspenTech’s Dr Suresh Sundaram, customers have achieved reduced costs; increased production and better process management. For example, customer LG Chemical (Yeosu) plant has improved production and reduced energy consumption with aspenONE Engineering software.

    AspenTech Shares the Secret to Cost Savings during Volatile Times

    EBN Korea
    March 02, 2015

    According to AspenTech’s Dr Suresh Sundaram, the chemical industry has faced uncertainty in the second half of 2014 with crude price volatility. He recommends process efficiency to reduce cost in such times. For example, customer LG Chemicals has reduced 4% energy consumption per year.

    The New Era in Advanced Process Control

    Chemical Industry Digest India
    March 01, 2015

    Attributed to AspenTech’s Arup Ghosh, this byline highlights how refineries and chemical companies are under constant pressure to improve throughput; save energy; meet operational constraints; improve time management, etc. By optimizing their assets using advanced technology, industry leaders can see greater return on investment and truly maximize process profitability.

    Managing Emissions in the Carbon World

    Process Worldwide Subcontinent Edition
    February 01, 2015

    Attributed to AspenTech’s Sunil Patil, companies can accurately manage their carbon footprint and assess the effectiveness of their greenhouse gas emissions by adopting innovative software. As a result, these companies also safeguard their long-term competitiveness and business profitability.

    Easing the Squeeze on Profitability with Effective Energy Management

    The Singapore Engineer
    January 01, 2015

    Attributed to AspenTech’s Rob Howard, reducing energy usage and associated greenhouse gas emission are widely recognized business requirements for many process manufacturers. This also delivers tangible business benefits.

    2015 Trends and Forecasts (AspenTech)

    Control Engineering Asia
    January 01, 2015

    According to AspenTech’s Dr Filipe Soares-Pinto, the company sees growing complexity as a probable constant for the process industries. This means manufacturers need to own efficient plants; optimize broadening supply chains. In fact, a key path to profitability lies in reducing emissions via energy management within the plant.

    Cut through Complexity and Unlock Value with Supply Chain Management

    Chemical Industry Digest India
    January 01, 2015

    Attributed to AspenTech’s Laura Rokohl, this byline observes that many businesses are not yet truly integrated and holistic in nature. Thus, the author recommends aligning supply chain business processes with leading-edge software to improve customer satisfaction; reduce inventory/cost and be more profitable.
  • 2014

    Chemical Industry Digest India - Best Practice Tames the Energy Beast

    Chemical Industry Digest India
    December 01, 2014

    Attributed to AspenTech’s Arup Ghosh, this byline explains why considering total energy and utilities systems, leading energy management software tools is perfect to improving energy usage and margins.

    Positive Outlook for Olefins Producers

    Chemical Industry Digest India
    November 01, 2014

    Attributed to AspenTech’s Sunil Patil, this byline highlights how petrochemical companies can maximize profitability from the plant by establishing an integrated olefins optimization process and utilizing best-in-class process optimization software.

    Qenos Makes a Step Change

    PACE Australia
    November 01, 2014

    This story captures what motivates Qenos, Australia’s leading manufacturer of polyethylene (PE), to move from an Advanced Process Control centric strategy to an adaptive process control environment with Aspen DMC3 software. This move gives Qenos greater plant optimization and return on investment.

    Managing Refineries with Greater Speed and Ease of Use

    EBN Korea
    October 28, 2014

    According to AspenTech’s John Campbell, aspenONE V8.7 software enables ease of use and process simplification for engineers. Petrochemical companies can maximize operational performance with Aspen DMC3 through energy savings and production optimization. The Robust LP Tuning functionality enables the controller to be more tolerant of model inaccuracy and improves plant performance under rapidly changing conditions.

    Refineries can Maximize Profits with MSC Software

    Energy & Environmental News Korea
    October 16, 2014

    According to AspenTech’s Allison McNulty, aspenONE V8.7 software helps petrochemical plants optimize their supply chains and achieve increased visibility for better decision making. Aspen PIMS-AO software delivers the latest in process optimization with parallel processing, feedstock basket reduction and nonlinear modeling. This helps feedstock planners be profitable eight times faster! This gives petrochemical companies greater confidence in planning decisions.

    Here is what Singapore firms need to know about talent sustainability

    Singapore Business Review
    September 29, 2014

    Attributed to SVP Filipe, this byline cites McKinsey in calling out talent as the most lethal game changer. It highlights the need for the T.A.L.E.N.T. (Training, Academia, Legacy, Evaluation, Networking, Tools) methodology to manage the situation of retiring veterans. Local industry examples are also included.

    The Essential Guide to Talent Sustainability

    Business Standard India
    September 15, 2014

    Attributed to AspenTech's Sunil Chaudhari, this byline discusses why there is a need for a sustained approach to capture, nurture and retain knowledge with veterans retiring.

    Ease the Squeeze on Profitability with Effective Energy Management

    Process Online Australia
    August 26, 2014

    This byline discusses why some manufacturers are better at reducing energy usage and associated greenhouse gas emission than others. The story alluded to that of energy management needing to be an integral part of managing and operating the plant to achieve optimum levels of energy while meeting production goals.

    Achieving Excellence in Energy and Utilities Management

    Process India
    August 01, 2014

    Attributed to AspenTech's Sunil Patil, this byline highlights that energy is the single largest operating expense after raw materials for the process industry. It also cites how cutting-edge utilities software allows manufacturers to manage and optimize the way they use and source energy.

    Compressor Surge Control: Mitigating Risk with Simulation Software

    Business Standard India
    July 28, 2014

    Attributed to AspenTech's Sunil Patil, this byline discusses how engineers can eliminate the risk of compressor failure with improved design workflow and optimized performance by adopting dynamic simulation software.

    Energy Savings are always Possible on both the Demand side and Supply side.

    Chemical Industry Digest India
    July 01, 2014

    This feature story showcases AspenTech's Ron Beck discussing why energy management is important in optimizing operations in an energy-intensive industry.

    Prior and Proper Planning for Profitability

    Process India
    June 01, 2014

    Attributed to AspenTech’s Ron Beck and Sunil Patil, the duo advised readers on how conceptual development is a necessary part of all projects in the process industry. However, it is during this phase that most companies make blunders and go over budget. This byline provides an overview on how to make project planning efficient in the initial stage itself.

    The Petrochemical Industry can Improve Profitability with Greater Energy Efficiency.

    EBN Korea
    May 26, 2014

    This feature story reports on AspenTech’s Dr. Suresh Sundaram discussing how process optimization is fundamental to profitability. The Korean petrochemical sector struggles with profitability due to industry threats such as China’s increasing self-sufficiency and Middle East’s lower cost of production. This creates a need for supply chain management to minimize transport and distribution costs. Dr. Sundaram also called out energy efficiency, as key to increasing profitability and managing industry transitions.

    Ease the Squeeze on Profitability with Effective Energy Management.

    Chemical Weekly India
    May 07, 2014

    Attributed to AspenTech’s Arup Ghosh, this byline explains why energy management needs to be integrated as part of the plant to achieve optimum levels of energy while meeting production goals. An effective energy management plan must be tackled holistically and integrated across the business. In today’s dynamic and competitive market, energy management is a key way to ease the squeeze on profit margins.

    Tick-Tock Feedstock – Time to Drive Profitability.

    Chemical Weekly India
    March 18, 2014

    Attributed to AspenTech’s Sunil Patil, this byline alerts readers that the global refining and petrochemical industry has become more complex. As the world’s crude sources and refining capacity continue to expand and shift geographically, getting the right crude oil to the right refinery is vital to turning those opportunities into profits. Thus, advocating that the clock is ticking for refiners to drive profitability.

    India is Embracing Process Optimization Software in a Big Way: Arup Ghosh, AspenTech.

    Business Standard India
    November 15, 2013

    According to AspenTech’s Arup Ghosh, rising energy prices and increasing complexities in business are forcing chemical manufacturers to find ways to bring down cost without compromising quality and efficiency. In this interview, Ghosh discusses options before manufacturers to run their business cost effectively using the latest technology.

    AspenTech Leads the Industry with Plant Optimization.

    Plant Technology Korea
    October 01, 2013

    AspenTech’s WS Lee explains why the Korean plant simulation market is expected to continue and grow. As local Engineering & Construction plants are showing growth, on time systems will become more important to further develop new engineering workforce. AspenTech is also expected to innovate and provide best in class tools. This creates a powerful and collaborative engineering environment, which enhances productivity.

    Industrial Application of RTO Technology at the Yanshan Ethylene Plant.

    Automation Panorama China
    September 01, 2013

    This technical byline by Sinopec introduces how AspenTech’s RTO technology is successful deployed at the Yanshan Ethylene plant. As Ethylene is the most important intermediary product, optimizing production is important in increasing the competitiveness of petrochemical companies. The plant partners AspenTech for online optimization, data communication, processing and optimization management.







  • 2013

    AspenTech’s OPTIMIZE 2013 Conference Demonstrates Company’s Focus on Innovation, Collaboration, and Usability

    ARC Advisory Group
    June 06, 2013

    Industry analyst firm, ARC Advisory Group, published a report about its attendance at AspenTech’s recent OPTIMIZE 2013 conference. Key takeaways from their lead analysts concluded that AspenTech is striving for and making excellent progress towards data integration across engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain management. Additionally, ARC notes AspenTech demonstrated how it is evolving applications from worksheets to workflow, and enhancements to user interfaces an data visualization are improving productivity and proficiency of aspenONE users. Another noteworthy element discusses AspenTech’s re-invigoration of its deep academia roots to help spur an increase in product innovations and R&D breakthroughs.

    aspenONE Focuses on Production Optimization and Less Reliance on Engineers

    ENN Japan
    March 25, 2013

    This interview with AspenTech's Makoto Inoo in Japan discusses how aspenONE V8 helps customers increase productivity. Companies can now analyze solids and perform energy analysis using a single engineer's cost calculations.

    Capitalizing on Innovation to Optimize the Petrochemical Industry

    Control Engineering China
    March 01, 2013

    This article from an interview with AspenTech Asia-Pacific executives highlights how aspenONE V8 optimizes manufacturing and supply chain operations, helping companies achieve significant operational cost savings and increase revenue.

    Engineering Software Enables Designing for the Deep

    PACE Magazine Australia
    February 26, 2013

    This article shows how WorleyParsons, Australia's largest Engineering & Construction company, has deployed core aspenONE Engineering applications - Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Basic Engineering (ABE) at four global design centers. It feaures the Curtis Island project, where engineers employed both steady state and dynamic simulation on the same platform.

    Market Opportunities for AspenTech in China

    E-Works.com China
    February 07, 2013

    In this feature article, AspenTech's Jean-Francis Henon and Jack Cai discuss how the company is addressing emerging process manufacturing needs in China.

    Delivering a Competitive Edge to Chemical Companies

    Chemical World India
    February 01, 2013

    This article by AspenTech's Sunil Chaudhari discusses how chemical companies can be more competitive with a robust supply chain optimization strategy.

    Enhancing production, maximizing profitability

    Chemical World India
    February 01, 2013

    This article by AspenTech's Sunil Chaudhari discusses how businesses can be more agile and responsive to market fluctuations. It describes how AspenTech Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software delivers more efficient data management, improved production execution and enhanced operational performance, enabling manufacturing to quickly turn data into profit.

    Improving the Management and Integration of Petroleum Enterprises

    Petroleum Business News China
    January 29, 2013

    AspenTech Asia-Pacific executives Jean-Francois Henon and Jack Cai discuss new assay management functionality within Aspen PIMS, showing how assay management can help accelerate petroleum production for oil & gas companies.

    Dynamic Modeling and Simulation for Process Design and Engineering

    Chemical Weekly India
    January 22, 2013

    This paper co-authored by AspenTech's Sunil Patil and AspenTech customer Saipem, illustrates how dynamic simulation helps process engineers gain greater insight while making prudent engineering decisions. Benefits include improved design, reduced project cycle time and execution costs.

    Optimization Solutions for the Process Industry by AspenTech

    Automation Panorama China
    December 01, 2012

    This article by AspenTech's Jimmy Zhu, discusses breakthrough functionality in APC. Adaptive process control allows manufacturers to operate close to peak performance while generating closed loop data for calibrating APC models. This increases the synergy between multivariable predictive control, intelligent data selection and closed loop model identification.
  • 2012

    Simulation for the Masses

    Chemical Engineering
    December 01, 2012

    AspenTech’s David Tremblay and Ron Beck discuss how simulation tools such as Aspen Plus are expanding beyond design and into optimizing day-to-day operations by improving the user experience so experts and non-experts alike can quickly and easily take advantage of advanced capabilities such as integrating energy-use and economic analysis.

    How Do Hydrocarbon Process Industry Innovations and Best Practices Transform Process Engineering?

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    December 01, 2012

    AspenTech’s Vikas Dhole and Ron Beck discuss how the latest software innovations in aspenONE Engineering software and industry best practices are supporting cross-discipline integration of modeling and analysis tools to help select the optimal design options and ensure the safe and profitable operation of process plants.

    Optimization Solutions for the Process Industry by AspenTech

    Automation Panorama China
    December 01, 2012

    This article by AspenTech's Jimmy Zhu, discusses breakthrough functionality in APC. Adaptive process control allows manufacturers to operate close to peak performance while generating closed loop data for calibrating APC models. This increases the synergy between multivariable predictive control, intelligent data selection and closed loop model identification.

    AspenTech Provides Optimized Planning and Scheduling Solution

    Today Energy Korea
    November 30, 2012

    In this article, AspenTech's OJ Kwon discusses how optimization software can help petrochemical companies make faster and better decisions to increase production efficency.

    Advanced Process Control-Complex Solution for Complex Problems

    Control Magazine
    November 07, 2012

    AspenTech’s Robert Golightly discusses how recent advances have reduced the cost and complexity of implementing and maintaining Advanced Process Control (APC) software such as Aspen DMCplus, while making it more accessible to a wider user base. Features customer success cases from Saudi Aramco, Galp Energia, and LG Chem.

    From Workflow to Knowledge Transfer

    Automation World
    November 05, 2012

    AspenTech’s Jon Kadane discusses the how manufacturing execution systems (MES) such as Aspen InfoPlus.21 can support process manufacturer operators with well documented and proven processes that capture knowledge and critical operating data, and even automate manufacturing workflow to achieve better product quality.

    AspenTech Japan, a Business Solutions Provider

    ENN Japan
    October 10, 2012

    In this article, AspenTech Japan's Makoto Inoo highlights how aspenONE software can help address process manufacturing challenges in the region.

    Process Simulators a Strategic Management Tool

    The Chemical Daily Japan
    October 09, 2012

    AspenTech Japan’s Makoto Inoo talks about using process simulators as not just an engineering application, but a strategic management tool. Inoo added that for many companies, this can be an excellent way to drive increased profitability.

    Optimized Supply Chain Planning — Adding Value in Specialty Chemicals

    Chemical Week
    October 08, 2012

    AspenTech’s Laura Rokohl discusses the benefits specialty chemicals manufacturers can achieve from process industry software planning and scheduling solutions – such as aspenONE Supply Chain – to accurately represent the complex production environment and associated constraints to quickly make profitable decisions.

    Zeroing In On Advanced Process Control

    Automation World
    October 03, 2012

    AspenTech’s Robert Golightly discusses the evolution of Advanced Process Control (APC) software with a focus on veteran users seeking advances in model maintenance and software implementation, and how new modern APC tools are helping less experienced operators optimize processes with less time and effort.

    AspenTech expands to Nashua

    Mass High Tech
    October 02, 2012

    Mass High Tech profiled AspenTech’s Nashua office opening and corporate turnaround success story as part of the company’s expanded product development organization designed to create new innovations for the aspenONE Engineering software suite.

    Stability Simulations

    Australian Mining
    October 01, 2012

    This article discusses how simulation software helps mining companies gain stability in the fluctuating coal market.

    Capital Investment Decision Making for LNG Projects

    International Petroleum Refining India
    October 01, 2012

    This article, written by AspenTech’s Ron Beck, discusses how the use of process optimization can help improve capital investment decision-making for LNG projects.

    AspenTech can be Compared to the Likes of Google in the Chemical Engineering Sector

    EBN Korea
    September 10, 2012

    AspenTech’s HS Kim discusses the company’s optimization value proposition for process manufacturers.

    What are the benefits of rigorous modeling in heat exchanger design?

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    September 01, 2012

    AspenTech’s Julien Cazenave examines how best practices in heat exchanger and process modeling using rigorous heat exchanger models can boost value derived from process simulation and provide more accurate results. Customer cases from Westlake Chemical highlight a reduction in capital equipment costs of 15% and $200,000 annual energy savings, while Petrofac achieved an estimated $5.5 million additional revenue from increased LPG production and reducing equipment costs using this approach.

    Cut Time-to-Market for Coal-to-Liquid Energy Projects

    PACE Magazine Australia
    August 30, 2012

    This article by AspenTech's Steven Kratsis discusses how process optimization software is being used in the mining industry to improve decision making and improve return on operational investment.

    Dynamic Processes Call for Virtual Plant Technology

    Automation World
    August 17, 2012

    AspenTech’s Sanjeev Mullick was featured discussing why process control simulation software is essential to process plants and the engineers and operators who run them with immersive software such as aspenONE Engineering making the models more useful than ever.

    Soaring Innovation, Grounded Goals

    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
    August 15, 2012

    As chosen by the readers of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine, AspenTech won two Innovations 2012 awards in the Software and IT Solutions category. The aspenONE Supply Chain suite was awarded for making it easier for planners and schedulers optimize complex supply chains and quickly react to unexpected market conditions. The Aspen InfoPlus.21 Mobile application won for giving on-demand access to real-time and historical plant data to optimize critical plant operations from anywhere via a mobile device.

    The Optimization Solution

    Control Engineering Asia
    August 01, 2012

    This paper IDC Manufacturing Insights discusses the increasingly important role of optimization in helping the process industries optimize their operations under increasingly complex and dynamic market conditions.

    Optimization of Ethylene Oxide Absorber using Aspen Plus

    Chemical Weekly India
    July 24, 2012

    This paper discusses the application of process simulation to optimize ethylene oxide (EO) absorber operations while improving energy efficiency at the ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol (EOEG) plant of Reliance Industries Ltd.

    Key Ingredients for a Successful Chemicals Supply Chain

    Supply & Demand Chain Executive
    July 11, 2012

    AspenTech’s Laura Rokohl discusses how supply chain management and logistics are vital to effective visibility and process integration in the chemicals sector.

    Advantages of an Automated Approach

    Modern Plastics Polymers India
    July 01, 2012

    This article by AspenTech's Sunil Chaudhari discusses how process industry companies are using optimization software to automate their operations, resulting in improved productivity, reduced energy consumption and increased profitability.

    Optimization of Ethylene Oxide Absorber

    Hydrocarbon Asia
    July 01, 2012

    This article discusses the application of process simulation to optimize Ethylene Oxide (EO) Absorber operations while improving energy efficiency, at the Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol (EOEG) plant of Reliance Industries Limited.

    Simulating Control Schemes Proves Useful

    Automation World
    June 08, 2012

    AspenTech’s Robert Golightly discusses the benefits of using Advanced Process Control software such as Aspen DMCplus to perform predictive control in refineries around the world such as Rome-based oil & gas company, Eni, to optimize plant performance and safety.

    AspenTech Reflects on an Epic Odyssey

    Oil & Gas Asia
    June 01, 2012

    AspenTech's Henry Lau spoke to Oil & Gas Asia about AspenTech's rise -- from an MIT research project 30 years ago to its position today as the leading provider of process optimization software globally.

    AspenTech - Optimize for Success

    Petroleum and Equipment Magazine China
    June 01, 2012

    AspenTech's Blair Wheeler discussed the opportunities and technical challenges around shale gas development in China. AspenTech customer, CNOOC, has saved substantially on its operational costs by using aspenONE software.

    The Chemical Industry Phoenix

    Chemical Engineering Progress
    June 01, 2012

    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) member publication, CEP, discusses how the US chemicals industry is experiencing a resurgence driven in part by the development of significant domestic natural gas supplies, and the increasing use of process optimization technologies that improve decision-making speed and accuracy.

    Use adaptive modeling to revamp and maintain controllers

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    June 01, 2012

    AspenTech refining customer, ENI, discusses in this co-authored article how they were able to maintain a large install base of Advanced Process Control applications – even with a reduced workforce – using Aspen DMCplus to improve their operating efficiency and capitalize on supply chain opportunities.

    P&H Mining Equipment Implements Real-Time Data Solution to Increase OEE

    Engineering & Mining Journal
    May 14, 2012

    AspenTech customer, P&H Mining, was highlighted for their use of Aspen InfoPlus.21 as their standard data historian to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Through real-time monitoring of electric shovel performance, they became more predictive in preventative maintenance scheduling to reduce unplanned downtime and increase profitability.

    Pharma Collaboration, Reauthorization, Cheaper Costs Needed

    Automation World
    May 03, 2012

    AspenTech's Jamie Hintlian discusses how the improved collaboration between the pharmaceutical industry and government on Quality by Design guidelines will manifest itself in specific new capabilities and processes. This will drive benefits in quality management with batches being right the first time, while regulatory agencies will see new chemical entity submissions made with a better process understanding.

    Process Engineering Software Improve Processing Results

    Midstream Business
    April 26, 2012

    AspenTech's Ron Beck discusses how aspenONE's innovative process engineering workflow can improve gas processing and NGL project results, featuring customer success cases from Kuwait Oil Company and Burns & McDonnell.

    India is an Emerging Market for AspenTech and We are Committed to Growing Here

    Chemical Weekly India
    April 17, 2012

    AspenTech's Antonio Pietri discusses the growth opportunities in India and the company's ability to help companies save money with cutting edge process manufacturing optimization software.

    Optimize Olefin Operations

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    April 02, 2012

    AspenTech petrochemicals customer, Pequiven, discusses how to optimize separation performance through the use of Aspen Capital Cost Estimator and Aspen Plus process models

    AspenTech - A Research Effort that Transformed the Global Energy Sector

    Oil Asia Journal India
    April 01, 2012

    EVP Antonio Pietri highlights AspenTech's history of innovation, from the company's MIT roots through 30 years of creating value for the process industries.

    International Petroleum Refining - APC Best Practices: Use of Adaptive Modeling to Maintain and Revamp DMCplus Controllers

    International Petroleum Refining
    April 01, 2012

    Whitepaper on a new tool 'Adaptive Modeling' developed by ENI, which embodies best practice in model maintenance workflow and completes a suite of tools that enable a proactive maintenance approach for APC applications through the online monitoring of Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) for both controllers and models.

    Inside Look at Processing

    Midstream Business
    March 16, 2012

    AspenTech’s Sanjeev Mullick and Ken Dooley were featured discussing global gas processing industry trends, and included Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus references.

    Prototyping for Small and Large APC Applications

    Control Magazine
    March 13, 2012

    AspenTech's Robert Golightly and customer, DuPont, were featured discussing the use of simulation and rapid prototyping tools – including Aspen IP.21, Aspen HYSYS, Aspen DMCplus, and Aspen OTS Framework product references – to implement Advanced Process Control.

    Narrow the gap between refinery planning and scheduling

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    March 13, 2012

    AspenTech’s Allison McNulty and Zafar Ali discuss how improved refinery planning and scheduling processes and tighter petroleum supply chain integration helps increase profitability and competitiveness.

    IT Infrastructure Challenges

    Automation World
    March 12, 2012

    AspenTech was featured discussing the challenges of MES implementations, and cites the importance of establishing a consistent user interface and workflow while leveraging existing IT infrastructure.

    Supply & Demand Chain Executive Announces 2012 Pros to Know

    Supply & Demand Chain Executive
    February 14, 2012

    Supply & Demand Chain Executive announced their 12th annual “2012 Pros to Know” award recipients, including AspenTech’s Laura Rokohl for the second year in a row.

    The Game Changer

    The Business Times
    February 04, 2012

    AspenTech's Henry Lau discusses how optimization is transforming the way process manufacturers conduct their business, helping them to stay competitive and relevant to their customers.

    Costs Continue to Pressure Food & Beverage, Biotech, Pharma

    Automation World
    February 02, 2012

    AspenTech’s Jamie Hintlian discusses rising cost pressures for the pharmaceuticals industry, and how they can achieve a competitive advantage through initiatives such as eliminating the “hidden factory” and improving supply chain integrity.

    Modeling Speeds Capacity Expansion

    Chemical Processing
    February 01, 2012

    AspenTech’s John Kadane and pharmaceutical customer, Eli Lilly’s Prashant B. Kokitkar, discussing how process simulation modeling speeds capacity expansion by evaluating more options more quickly.

    Cultivating an Agile Supply Chain in the Chemical Industry

    January 09, 2012

    AspenTech's Laura Rokohl discusses how the chemicals industry can address challenges such as rising costs of raw materials and regulatory issues by cultivating agile supply chains that improve competitiveness and profitability, and meet customer demands

    Addressing India's Need for Efficient Power Generation

    Electrical Monitor India
    January 01, 2012

    AspenTech's Jason Kasper addresses the need in India to make the power infrastructure more efficient.
  • 2011

    Mitsui Chemicals' Ichihara Works Reduces Costs by Optimizing their Boilers and Turbines

    Nikkan Kogyo Newspaper Japan
    December 15, 2011

    AspenTech's country manager for Japan, Kenichi Matsumoto, discusses how Mitsui Chemicals' Ichihara Works automates plant operations and operational control to maximize efficiency based on the required steam power.

    AspenTech CEO Looking Forward to Contribute to Chinese Energy Saving Intiatives

    International Business Daily China
    December 15, 2011

    Mark Fusco, AspenTech CEO, discusses how the company's software creates value for customers in China. Fusco also discusses how AspenTech can collaborate with Chinese process industry companies on key energy saving initiatives.

    Simulation Spreads it Wings

    Chemical Engineering
    December 01, 2011

    AspenTech's Dave Tremblay and Sanjeev Mullick were highlighted in this feature discussing how simulation software is not just for plant design, but optimizing plant operations.

    Empowerment through IT Enabled Solutions

    Chemical World India
    December 01, 2011

    AspenTech's country manager for South Asia, Sunil Chaudhari, explained how the utilization of an effective energy management program can enable chemical manufacturers to have greater visibility into their operations for better decision making.

    iPad Hits Plant Floor

    Control Magazine
    November 09, 2011

    This feature looks at the iPad's role in manufacturing, and includes commentary from AspenTech customer, Eric Cordi of Pfizer, on their use of Aspen Properties Mobile to facilitate collaboration and deliver critical data closer to the plant floor.

    Optimizing Maintenance Through Information

    Automation World
    November 01, 2011

    AspenTech's Dan Roessler was featured discussing how process manufacturers can optimize asset management by establishing utilization metrics, sharing information, and using analysis tools to identify root causes and take corrective actions to resolve operating issues.

    Scheduling optimisation - How software solutions achieve success for specialty chemicals manufacturers

    Chemical Weekly India
    October 25, 2011

    AspenTech South Asia country manager Sunil Chaudhari discusses how the specialty chemicals sector can optimally plan and schedule production processes factoring continuously shifting customer demands and operating constraints.

    SCM Technology to Contribute to Disaster Reconstruction

    The Chemical Daily Japan
    October 19, 2011

    AspenTech's Jean-Francois Henon discusses AspenTech's 30 years of innovation with Chemical Daily Japan, and aspenONE can help improve customers profitability. He also explains how process optimization technology can support the reconstruction effort in Japan in the petrochemicals industry.

    Helping specialty chemicals companies build for a positive future - the key role of process optimisation

    Chemical Weekly India
    October 18, 2011

    AspenTech South Asia country manager Sunil Chaudhari writes about how chemical companies can achieve a competitive edge by deploying process optimisation solution to drive business advantage and commercial success.

    Advancements in Refinery Product Blending

    Hydrocarbon Processing - NPRA Conference Newspaper
    October 12, 2011

    AspenTech's Alycia Wiegenstein's Q&A comments were featured in the National Petroleum Refiners Association's conference newspaper and discusses the use of Aspen PIMS and Aspen's Multi-Blend Optimizer to optimize blending processes.

    iPad Takes on Manufacturing

    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
    October 03, 2011

    This feature looks at the iPad's role in manufacturing, and includes commentary from AspenTech customer, Eric Cordi of Pfizer, on their use of Aspen Properties Mobile to facilitate collaboration and deliver critical data closer to the plant floor.

    Optimizing Mature Assets

    E&P Magazine
    October 02, 2011

    Mike Strathman and Mary Moran discuss how best-in-class operators are applying Operational Excellence technologies and methodologies to maximize profitability in aging assets.

    Consider Model-Based Inferential Poperties for Reformers

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    October 02, 2011

    AspenTech's Stefano Lodolo and Clive Beautyman co-authored article with European refiner, ENI, discusses the use of Aspen Technology's Reformer Inferred Property Package for control and optimization of their catalytic reformer in two refineries.

    Optimizing Engineering Processes

    Singapore Engineer
    October 01, 2011

    AspenTech's Prasad BVN discusses AspenTech's 30 year anniverary in Singapore Engineer, and highlights a customer case study with Petrobras.

    International Petroleum Refining - Reformer model-based inferential properties embedded in APC

    International Petroleum Refining
    October 01, 2011

    AspenTech's Stefano Lodolo and Clive Beautyman explained how a major European refiner has implemented Aspen Technology's Reformer inferred Property Package for control and optimization of their Catalytic Reformer in two of its refineries.

    Leaders Speak - 30 Years of Process Optimization

    Chemical World India
    October 01, 2011

    South Asia Country Manager Sunil Chaudhari discusses the company's value proposition for customers over the past three decades. Chaudhari also comments on the key challenges facing the chemical industry in India, as well as what lies ahead with IT trends such as cloud computing and mobile applications.

    Dow Uses Aspen Capital Cost Estimator

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    September 12, 2011

    This leading publication covered Dow's use of aspenONE’s Aspen Capital Cost Estimator tool to help guide capital-cost decisions on large-scale petrochemicals projects, while reducing the time to produce accurate engineering estimates from months to weeks.

    Pfizer Pushes iPads Toward Factory Floor

    Fierce Pharma Manufacturing
    September 07, 2011

    This feature looks at the iPad's role in manufacturing, and includes commentary from AspenTech customer, Eric Cordi of Pfizer, on their use of Aspen Properties Mobile to facilitate collaboration and deliver critical data closer to the plant floor.

    Focus on Engineering Software

    Chemical Engineering
    September 05, 2011

    Chemical Engineer's software roundup feature highlights the new aspenONE V7.3 enhancements, calling out Aspen Conceptual Design Builder, Aspen HYSYS, Aspen Properties Mobile, and Aspen Fired Heater tools.

    The iPad Takes on Manufacturing

    CIO.com and Computerworld
    September 02, 2011

    This feature looks at the iPad's role in manufacturing, and includes commentary from AspenTech customer, Eric Cordi of Pfizer, on their use of Aspen Properties Mobile to facilitate collaboration among scientists and deliver critical data closer to the plant floor.

    Digging Through Data to find Manufacturing Intelligence

    Automation World
    September 01, 2011

    AspenTech’s Dan Roessler and Jeremy Suratt discuss how Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence must display and contextualize manufacturing data, and provide on-demand access to critical information through mobile applications such as Aspen InfoPlus.21.

    Wireless at Power Plants

    Power Engineering
    September 01, 2011

    AspenTech's Mark Gallant was featured discussing the use of Aspen InfoPlus.21 Mobile to monitor and control operational performance in real-time from anywhere in the plant using a mobile device.

    AspenTech walks at the forefront of innovation

    Petroleum & Equipment Magazine China
    August 18, 2011

    In conjunction with the company's 30th anniversary, VP of Northern Asia Jean-Francois Henon discusses AspenTech's value proposition for the process industry in Asia, as well as process industry trends locally and globally.

    Increasing Scheduling Horizon By 100 Percent

    Manufacturing Business Technology
    August 12, 2011

    This article features NOVA Chemicals efforts to institute a new, standard set of business processes for all parts of its polyethylene business by migrating to the aspenONE Supply Chain application to increase scheduling horizon by 100%.

    Cut emissions and boost profitability

    PACE Magazine Australia
    August 01, 2011

    AspenTech’s Francisco Alanis discusses in this white paper how companies can use AspenTech software to reduce energy operating costs and emissions and achieve energy management goals.

    Improve Decision-Making for LNG Projects via an Integrated Technology

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    July 01, 2011

    AspenTech’s Ron Beck discusses how to reduce the complexity of LNG project capital investment decision-making using integrated cost estimation software; features customer successes from Samsung Heavy Industries, BP, Kuwait Oil, Osaka Gas, ConocoPhillips, and DSM.

    We Plan on Generating Awareness and Building on Our Presence in India

    Modern Pharmaceuticals India
    June 01, 2011

    AspenTech’s Pharmaceutical Business Unit Vice President, Jamie Hintlian, discusses trends in the pharmaceutical industry and AspenTech’s plans for addressing the needs of the growing Indian Pharma market.

    AspenTech is the only Dedicated Software Company for Process Industries

    Electrical India
    June 01, 2011

    AspenTech’s Mark Gallant shares his views that process optimization can reduce energy intensity for a process plant, save energy costs and reduce GHG, allowing the process plant to continue operating when energy supply is extremely tight.

    Energy Management for the Process Industries

    Control Engineering Asia
    June 01, 2011

    This article by AspenTech’s Dr Francisco Alanis describes a model-based, integrated approach for reducing energy operating costs and sustaining energy performance.

    Control and stabilization of a multiple boiler plant can be improved by using an advanced process control (APC) approach

    Control Engineering
    June 01, 2011

    Contributed article co-authored by AspenTech partner, BluESP, and customer, Anglo Platinum, Details the use of Advanced Process Control and AspenTech’s Aspen DMCPlus controller to stabilize a multiple boiler plant to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions.

    AspenTech Upgrades Analytics, Adds Mobility to MES

    Managing Automation
    May 24, 2011

    Managing Automation's Stephanie Neil discusses the latest release of aspenONE, including how it improves supply chain and production visibility while adding more ways to optimize operations management.

    Improve Sustainability Using Production Management and Execution Solutions

    May 23, 2011

    AspenTech's Dan Roessler discusses how sustainable manufacturing operations using aspenONE’s Production Management & Execution solution can be a business driver for next-generation products, more efficient operations and increased profitability.

    Solve the skills shortage and protect asset safety

    Engineer Live
    May 01, 2011

    Dr Paul Turner, Principal Advisor, APC Product, focuses on solving the skills shortage in the process industries and also how Advanced Process Control (APC) can enhance safety across the operation.

    Automating the Upstream

    Control Engineering Asia
    May 01, 2011

    Henry Lau, SVP & MD for AspenTech Asia Pacific, is one of the industry experts highlighted in this story on the upstream market in Asia, and how process optimization technology can help oil & gas companies keep pace with growing demand and drive incremental revenues.

    Supply & Demand Chain Executive Announces Its 2011 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

    Supply & Demand Chain Executive
    May 01, 2011

    AspenTech won a 2011 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Award based on its integrated supply and demand planning project success with a global chemicals manufacturer.

    Debottlenecking Takes A Broader View - Modeling is gaining a greater role in improving throughput and energy efficiency.

    Chemical Processing
    April 25, 2011

    AspenTech's Rian Reyneke and Sanjeev Mullick are featured in this piece on plant debottlenecking, which highlights the use of Aspen Plus, and references customer cases from Dow, Reliance, and PEMEX. Also notes AspenTech’s OPTIMIZE 2011 conference as a forum for showcasing best practice use cases for plant debottlenecking and other process industry challenges.

    Leveraging Green Metrics for Route Selection

    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
    April 01, 2011

    AspenTech's Russell Schofield and Pfizer's Eric Cordi discuss the R&D and manufacturing co-design process, and how aspenONE captures process development, scale-up history, and manufacturing scenarios to achieve transparent, data-driven decision making.

    The Changing Role of Process Optimization

    Control Engineering Europe
    March 31, 2011

    AspenTech EURA VP of Sales Operations and Business Consulting John Taylor describes how process optimisation has evolved over the last three decades, providing continued operating and financial benefits for process industry companies.

    Circumvent design issues when adding new hydrotreating units

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    February 01, 2011

    AspenTech customer, AESA-YPF, details how they successfully incorporated new hydrotreating units into their existing refineries to help meet growing global demand for gasoline, comply with environmental regulations, and achieve substantial capital cost savings with existing flare systems.

    Simulating and Modeling the Virtual Plant

    Automation World
    February 01, 2011

    AspenTech's Martyn Blanchard and Michlle Manzulli were featured in this article on using modeling and simulation to achieve better process control

    Supply & Demand Chain Executive Announces 2011 Pros to Know

    Supply & Demand Chain Executive
    February 01, 2011

    AspenTech's Laura Rokohl was selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as a "2011 Pro to Know"

    Big Pharma and Oil-and-Gas Industries Both Expand, Optimize Their Pipelines

    Automation World
    January 02, 2011

    AspenTech's Alison Smith was among the industry experts commenting in this story on how "Big Pharma" and oil-and-natural-gas industries are expanding, shifting, optimizing and responding to new demands.









  • 2010

    Q&A with AspenTech's Tim Niziol - AspenTech’s IMOS Solution for the Refining and Marketing Industry

    Fuel Magazine - Refinery Tracker Newsletter
    December 02, 2010

    AspenTech's Tim Niziol was featured in Fuel Magazine's Refinery Tracker Newsletter discussing AspenTech’s IMOS Solution for the Refining and Marketing Industry

    Q&A with AspenTech's Tim Niziol - AspenTech’s IMOS Solution for the Refining and Marketing Industry

    Fuel Magazine - Refinery Tracker Newsletter
    December 02, 2010

    AspenTech's Tim Niziol was featured in Fuel Magazine's Refinery Tracker Newsletter discussing AspenTech’s IMOS Solution for the Refining and Marketing Industry

    Q&A: AspenTech’s IMOS Solution for the Refining and Marketing Industry

    Hart Energy - Refinery Tracker
    December 02, 2010

    AspenTech's Tim Niziol - was featured in Fuel Magazine's Refinery Tracker Newsletter discussing AspenTech’s IMOS Solution for the Refining and Marketing Industry

    Leveraging Process Models Provides Seamless Workflow

    E&P Magazine
    December 01, 2010

    AspenTech's Mike Strathman, Rob Hockley, and Ron Beck discuss in this contributed article how to optimize the E&P business end-to-end by leveraging process models.

    Integrated operations, process data portal drive production improvements for energy giant

    Control Engineering
    December 01, 2010

    AspenTech's Dan Roessler was featured in this contributed byline about how Statoil launched an integrated operations initiative that included implementing an AspenTech manufacturing execution system (MES) across 18 sites and establishing a process data portal to address data availability challenges and increase production.

    Use of dynamic simulation for control analysis in hydro-desulfurization units

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    October 13, 2010

    AspenTech customer, Repsol, was featured in the NPRA Show Daily magazine discussing he use of AspenTech’s simulation capabilities for reactor modelling.

    Repsol uses HDS simulation to meet new EU sulfur specs

    Oil & Gas Journal
    October 04, 2010

    AspenTech's Michelle Manzulli and customer, Repsol were featured in this contributed article on the use of AspenTech’s simulation capabilities for reactor modelling.

    Sulphuric acid plant modelling

    Sulphur Magazine
    September 30, 2010

    AspenTech's Chai Bhat and Ven Pinjala examine how modeling technology can help in debottlenecking existing plants, achieving high product purity, increasing energy recovery, and automate process analysis to optimise plant operations.

    Process simulation software improves E&P appraisal, development success

    E&P Magazine
    September 01, 2010

    AspenTech’s Mike Strathman writes about how process simulation software can help improve the Appraisal & Development phase for E&P companies.

    Monitoring Greenhouse Gases

    Chemical & Engineering News
    August 09, 2010

    Glenn Dissinger and Sanjeev Mullick are quoted in this story on how chemical plants and refineries use HYSYS to estimate GHG emissions and report it to the EPA and other government entities.

    AspenTech Wins Multiple Chemical Processing Magazine 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards

    Chemical Processing
    August 01, 2010

    This marks the seventh consecutive year Chemical Processing readers chose AspenTech for top spot in the ‘Process Simulation Software’ category, and the sixth time for the ‘Plant Design Software’ category since inception of the awards in 2004.

    Pharma Booms in China, Trends to Contract Manufacturing

    Automation World
    August 01, 2010

    Alison Smith of AspenTech talks about a shift in manufacturing trends across the pharmaceuticals industry, stating she sees “a very clear trend toward contract manufacturing,” among some of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the world.

    Training Moves With the Times

    Chemical Processing
    July 20, 2010

    AspenTech’s Michelle Triponey, Vikas Dhole, and Sanjeev Mullick comment on how online training is optimizing knowledge transfer, and training new workers more rapidly and cost effectively.

    QbD Tools Update: Sophisticated Solubility Modeling, for the Masses?

    July 19, 2010

    AspenTech’s Jamie Hintlian and Gary O’Neil were featured in this editorial Q&A, including comments on how the solubility modelling capabilities of aspenONE for Pharmaceuticals can help optimize the drug screening process.

    Gulf of Mexico, Environment and Economy Confront Oil and Gas

    Automation World
    July 10, 2010

    AspenTech’s Mike Strathman is in this Automation World article about challenges faced by oil and gas companies. Solutions for economic and environmental challenges are highlighted, such as the Gulf of Mexico spill and pending legislation to increase regulatory oversight.

    Optimize Shift Scheduling Using Pinch Analysis

    Chemical Engineering
    July 01, 2010

    A co-authored article by AspenTech’s Nick Hallale, the University of Nottingham, and De La Salle University discusses how to optimize shift scheduling using pinch analysis.

    Pipe Dreams for CCS

    Offshore Technology
    June 29, 2010

    This feature article in Offshore Technology describes how the UK-based E&C company PSN and AspenTech are working together on a project that may signal future opportunities for Carbon Capture & Storage.

    Model-based energy management reduces energy costs

    June 16, 2010

    AspenTech’s Mike Strathman is featured as a lead contributor in E&P Magazine’s blog discussing how model-based energy management can reduce costs for major oil companies, such as Saudi Aramco.

    CPG Industry Shoots for Higher Profit Velocity

    Automation World
    June 01, 2010

    AspenTech’s Mark Aloisio discusses how supply chain planning and performance monitoring solutions can help consumer products companies improve decision processes. AspenTech customers Glanbia, Unilever, DSM Food Specialties and Guinness are highlighted.

    Leveling Downstream Process Bottlenecks - Alternatives to Traditional Unit Operations Are Now Available to Alleviate Very Real Logjams

    Genetic Engineering News
    May 01, 2010

    Commentary from AspenTech's VP of Pharmaceuticals, Jamie Hintlian, was highlighted as part of a feature story on how to address the sources of manufacturing bottlenecks in downstream bioprocessing and how simulation software can reduce the likelihood of this occurrence.

    Huntsman Saves Millions of Dollars with Energy Efficiency Overhaul at Port Neches, TX

    Chemical Week
    April 23, 2010

    Huntsman Corporation discusses the success of their energy management project saving over $3 million annually, with an additional $13 million annual savings potential identified for future projects.

    Effiiciency and Resources - the twin benefits of energy management

    European Process Engineer
    April 20, 2010

    European Process Engineer publishes an opinion piece by AspenTech’s Erik Petela discussing how creating an energy management plan can produce tangible results now in the ongoing effort to create a more sustainable energy future.

    Hot Prospects

    European Oil & Gas
    April 02, 2010

    This article by AspenTech’s David Bleackley discusses how energy companies in the UK are using advanced technology to address talent skills shortages and other issues as they attempt to maximize the potential for future development in the North Sea.

    MHT In Depth: AspenTech CFO on track to turn around company finances

    Mass High Tech
    February 22, 2010

    CFO Mark Sullivan is profiled in a Q&A piece that highlights AspenTech's financial turnaround and provides Mark's perspective on coming to Aspen and the changes made in the company's financial operations

    In finding a solution to the skills shortage problem, see how technology can help companies in the chemical and other process industries

    ICIS Chemical Business
    February 09, 2010

    ICIS Chemical Business publishes an article by AspenTech EMEA Vice President, John Taylor, discussing how technology can help bridge the gap between generations of engineers in the chemical and process industries.

    Advanced Process Control: So fahren Sie Prozesseinheiten energieoptimiert

    February 03, 2010

    The article written by AspenTech's Norbert Meierhöfer details how Advanced Process Control and aspenONE V7 MSC can help process manufacturers of all sizes to optimize their processes.

    Simulation Software: Beyond Plant Design

    Chemical Engineering
    February 01, 2010

    AspenTech's David Tremblay and Sanjeev Mullick are among the industry experts quoted in this article on advancements in simulation software.

    Taming the Scheduling Beast

    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
    February 01, 2010

    This leading pharmaceutical publication features a bylined article from Lonza and AspenTech’s Andy Sanford and Floyd Nasuti, detailing a successful Aspen Plant Scheduler project. The article shows how Plant Scheduler enhanced the customer’s plant scheduling processes to boost production by 20% and improve profitability.

    Partnering Proves Profitable

    Chemical Processing
    February 01, 2010

    In this cover feature in Chemical Processing magazine, AspenTech's Elinor Price and Sanjeev Mullick show how chemical companies are relying on advanced tools and technologies to improve coordination along the entire supply chain and transform how chemical plants operate. Customer successes from Dow, BASF, and Cabot are highlighted along with AspenTech’s collaboration with NIST.

    Current Economics Challenge, Change Pharmaceuticals

    Automation World
    February 01, 2010

    AspenTech's Alison Smith is featured in this pharmaceuticals industry profile, discussing Aspen’s plant scheduler project with Lonza, trends in solubility modelling, quality by design (QbD), and creating a "paperless" manufacturing and R&D operation.

    Anxious Times for Oil & Gas

    Automation World
    January 24, 2010

    Mike Strathman is one of the industry experts quoted in this Oil & Gas industry trends update
  • 2009

    Simplifying the process

    The Engineer
    December 17, 2009

    The Engineer publishes John Taylor’s byline about how process optimization tools can help companies’ overcome the challenge of engineering skills shortages.

    Innovations In Pharmaceutical Technology - Solutions for Driving Process Efficiency in Pharmaceutical Manufacture

    IPT Online
    December 09, 2009

    This bylined article by Catherine Jablonsky and Andrea Tabor discusses how innovative process optimization solutions can deliver significant operational improvements to the pharmaceutical industry.

    Delivering production 2010 and beyond

    E&P Magazine
    December 07, 2009

    AspenTech's Mike Strathman discusses how utilizing engineering models in E&P operations helps maximize production, while also reducing operating costs. The article highlights AspenTech customers BP, PEMEX, Petroleum Experts and Production System Network.

    Optimisation of Distillation Column and Energy Reduction

    Hydrocarbon Asia
    December 01, 2009

    AspenTech's Sunil Patil, together with Viral Desai, Reliance Industries Ltd., Dahej Manufacturing Division, India contributed to this article in the Oct-Dec 09 issue of Hydrocarbon Asia magazine. The article, Optimisation of Distillation Column and Energy Reduction provides an insight into how energy reduction in chemical processes is necessary to sustain cost effective production and manage capacity in an ever changing marketplace, especially given the volatility in feedstock and energy costs. Good energy management helps maximize plant profitability. This article details how these objectives can be met through the use of simulation software.

    AspenTech réduit le soif d'énergie des chimistes

    La Tribune
    November 30, 2009

    AspenTech's solutions to reduce energy costs in chemical companies is the focus of an interview with Jean Francois Henon, EMEA Vice President which appeared in the leading French business publication, La Tribune.

    Ten ideas to save the planet - burying the problem

    Channel 4 News
    November 30, 2009

    EMEA business consultant director, Eric Petela discusses how energy management can be used to produce gains in clean energy, in the absence of newer technologies such carbon capture storage (CCS) being fully viable - on the leading UK Channel 4 news website.

    Knowledge transfer strategies to beat skills shortages

    Computer Weekly.com
    November 17, 2009

    John Taylor, EMEA VP fo Sales Operations and Business Consulting, discusses how process optimisation software can facilitate knowledge transfer to a new generation of engineers.

    Checking Adequacy of Anti-surge Valves

    November 01, 2009

    AspenTech's Sunil Patil, together with Vishwanath K R & Team from L&T Valdel Engineering Ltd (Bangalore) present a case for improving adequacy check of anti-surge valves and the operation of compressors through dynamic simulation.

    Supply chain management strategy may call for process overhaul

    October 05, 2009

    AspenTech's Elinor Price is one of several industry experts providing commentary in a feature story on supply chain management, with a focus on changing business processes that support SCM strategy.

    Don't fly blind

    Pharmaceutial Manufacturing
    October 01, 2009

    This article by Chau-Chyun Chen on solubility predictability appeared in the October edition of this top-tier pharma publication

    Engineering Models in Operations

    Chemical Engineering World
    October 01, 2009

    Engineering models can play a significant role to improve plant operations, energy use and safety. Software modularization, user interface innovation and computing power have opened up the ways for models in operations

    AspenTech takes aim at the Chemicals Midmarket and Petroleum Refiners

    AMR Research
    September 23, 2009

    Industry analyst AMR Research says V7 MSC provides a cost-effective path for mid-market process manufacturers to take advantage of the optimization benefits of aspenONE.

    AspenTech: 100% Focused On Optimizing Process Manufacturing

    September 01, 2009

    IDC Manufacturing Insights published a report following their attendance of AspenTech's European Analyst Day. The report examines AspenTech's focus on optimization technologies for process industries, and includes case studies from Guinness, Cabot and BASF.

    Chemical Industry Must Adopt Higher Automation Levels

    Automation World
    September 01, 2009

    Robert Golightly was among several industry experts quoted in this cover feature on chemical processing industry trends. Robert discusses how adaptive modelling technologies in APC systems can automate plants through step-testing that generates accurate data, automatically generating a new control model to optimize plant operations.

    Optimise your response to changing market conditions

    September 01, 2009

    Companies need to analyse and respond quickly to the dynamic changing marketing conditions if they want to optimize manufacturing performance and meet operational excellence goals.

    Un logiciel universel pour l’industrie des procédés

    Industrie Techno
    September 01, 2009

    A leading French website discusses the V7 MSC announcement includes a screen of the new APC platform.

    Harvard: Ivy league: Chiefs credit this Ivy Leaguer's analytical approach to education

    Boston Business Journal
    August 28, 2009

    Mark Fusco is one of 4 Harvard-educated CEO’s quoted in a “CEO University” feature about how Harvard influenced the executives’ careers.

    A Different Plant Appears on the Horizon

    Chemical Processing
    August 01, 2009

    AspenTech's David Tremblay discusses predictions for the chemical plant of the future. David’s comments discuss how the emerging use of a common data model will facilitate larger collaboration of shared data and simulation of a wider range of processes and process conditions across the organization.

    Pharmaceutical Industry Confronts Data, Change, Culture

    Automation World
    August 01, 2009

    Alison Smith and AspenTech are featured alongside Pfizer in this pharmaceutical industry trends article that focuses on better use of data to achieve greater efficiencies in lab-to-plant operations and compliance processes.

    Software technology integrates assets across lifecycle

    E&P Magazine
    August 01, 2009

    AspenTech's Mike Strathman, JC Rodriguez and David Bleackley co-author an article on using software to integrate assets across the lifecycle to create the “digital oilfield.” Customer case studies BP Azeri and Saudi Aramco are highlighted.

    AspenTech Updates Manufacturing and Supply Chain Optimization Offering

    Managing Automation and Manufacturing Executive
    July 08, 2009

    Managing Auomtation and its sister publication Manufacturing Executive discuss how aspenONE V7 MSC reduces costs and simplifies operations throughout the manufacturing and supply chain, while supporting decision making by integrating plant floor and enterprise data

    aspenONE V7 MSC Surfs the Economic Tsunami

    Control Magazine and Chemical Processing Magazine
    July 07, 2009

    This exclusive product profile of the new aspenONE V7 MSC suite highlighted the complete aspenONE V7 product line - across Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain.

    AspenTech Rolls Out aspenONE V7 MSC

    July 07, 2009

    Industry blogger, Jeanne Perdue, profiled the new aspenONE V7 MSC suite, discussing how aspenONE’s Advanced Process Control platform helps bring greater control to more plant processes cost-effectively, accelerating operational stability and performance benefits. The article also discussed how an Integrated Petroleum Supply Chain optimizes decision-making processes to quickly adapt to rapidly changing market conditions.

    Global Warming, Economy, Politics Threaten Oil and Gas

    Automation World
    July 01, 2009

    AspenTech's Fred Williams and Mike Strathman provided commentary for this oil & gas industry trends article in Automation World. Strathman and Williams discuss how the increased volatility and greater uncertainty for refiners and upstream operators is driving them to create, "more reactive and agile operations" as the industry asks itself, "How do you operate effectively and profitably in this environment?”

    Retirement: Lose Know-How, No Way

    Chemical Processing
    June 01, 2009

    Vikas Dhole and Sanjeev Mullick were featured in this article on the growing importance of knowledge retention for the process industries, and discussed how AspenTech has evolved its training portfolio to meet the requirements of a changing workforce.

    Funktionen für Effizientes Engineering

    May 04, 2009

    Industry leading German chemicals magazine writes about aspenONE 7.1 Engineering and also highlights AspenTech's activities at ACHEMA 2009.

    Wake-up Call

    ICIS Chemical Business
    May 04, 2009

    AspenTech's Alison Smith says the global economic crisis is spurring innovation and motivating chemical producers to optimize their production processes.

    In the Spotlight: Editors' Picks of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology Innovations

    Pharmaceutical Technology
    May 02, 2009

    aspenONE Engineering's batch process development functionality is highlighted among a group of software innovations in the Pharmaceuticals industry.

    AspenTech takes on Pharmaceutical Quality by Design

    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
    May 01, 2009

    This leading pharmaceutical publication profiled how aspenONE V7 addreses the needs of batch process manufacturers. AspenTech customer, GlaxoSmithKline, says V7 "will make a significant difference in how we approach process design."

    Bank on IT

    Pharmaceutical Executive
    May 01, 2009

    AspenTech's VP of Pharmaceuticals, Jamie Hintlian, was featured in this industry round up discussion on innovative ways IT is helping to cut costs for pharma companies. AspenTech was positioned among IT leaders Microsoft, SAS, and Oracle.

    V7.1 release of aspenONE Engineering Software

    Processing Talk
    March 06, 2009

    This UK online publication for process engineers writes about the 7.1 Engineering release of aspenONE V7 and the 7 Best Practices of Engineering Excellence.

    Making Operations Decisions using Integrated Production Models

    E&P Magazine
    March 02, 2009

    AspenTech talks to E&P Magazine about the trend toward "integrated production models" in oil and gas, and how AspenTech is making it possible to achieve the benefits of this integration at BP Azeri.

    Application of Simulation Models in Operations

    March 01, 2009

    Process simulation models can offer significant capabilities for operating personnel to analyze and troubleshoot current performance, and to develop optimum responses in a proactive manner. This paper discusses the best practices of using simulation models in operations at the Valero Paulsboro Refinery, and demonstrates how new developments in modeling technologies can help.

    Figuring out when less is more, from a business carbon standpoint

    February 07, 2009

    Doing "more with less" has never been easier for companies wanting to explore what-if scenarios related to their carbon emission reductions using aspenONE's carbon dioxide capture-simulation models. The enhanced technology helps determine whether or not the "more" that a company is thinking about doing to produce fewer emissions in their manufacturing or production processes will actually have the intended impact.

    Big climate change economy likely to emerge as world seeks low-carbon future

    Engineering News
    February 06, 2009

    AspenTech's CO2 capture process models are highlighted in this South African magazine's story on a McKinsey report about Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG).

    Life Sciences, Pharma Face Strategic Challenges

    Automation World
    February 01, 2009

    AspenTech's Alison Smith and ARC analyst John Blanchard discuss challenges in the pharmaceutical industry. "There's suddenly a tremendous interest in capturing the data and doing meaningful analysis, and then tying that back to the pilot plant or late-stage development," Smith observes.

    Plants Thirst for Energy Efficiency

    Chemical Processing
    January 30, 2009

    AspenTech's Vikas Dhole and Elinor Price talk about how companies such as Dow, DSM/Sabic and others are gaining a competitive edge using AspenTech solutions to achieve higher levels of energy efficiency. They outline the three main energy-improvement opportunities for the chemicals industry: Real-time optimization, utilities and design. "Real-time optimization allows operators to be more agile. They are able to continuously maximize margins, which improves the overall business and makes it more robust," said Dhole.

    Oil and Gas Continues Exploring New and Old Issues

    Automation World
    January 20, 2009

    AspenTech E&P industry expert Mike Strathman talks to Automation World about what Oil & Gas companies are doing to optimize existing assets in response to market volatility.

    Carbon dioxide capture process models cut industry emissions

    Carbon Offsets Daily
    January 13, 2009

    AspenTech's aspenONE carbon capture models are the focus of an article on this environmental issues web site.

    Best Practices in Refinery Front-End Design at Alcoa World Alumina

    Engineering & Mining Journal
    January 01, 2009

    With a formidable lineup of capital projects projected for the next 10 years, a method to “templatize” best practices and design of alumina refineries offers many advantages to this global aluminum producer
  • 2008

    Future Directions For Advanced Process Control – Bridging the Gap Between Academia and The Needs in the Field

    Process Control Today
    December 28, 2008

    This article by Paul Turner, AspenTech Director of Advanced Process Control, discusses future directions for APC and bridging the gap between academia and the needs of the field.

    AspenTech software used to combat global warming

    Processing Talk
    December 19, 2008

    This UK-based engineering website highlights how aspenONE CO2 capture models are accelerating efforts to meet the increasing adoption of government reduction mandate requirements, while supporting clean energy development.

    Chemical Engineers March On

    Chemical Processing
    December 01, 2008

    This cover feature about engineering skills shortages includes interviews with AspenTech's Vikas Dhole and Sanjeev Mullick, who discuss how companies are addressing this challenge by doing more of their engineering activities on-site as supported by AspenTech's Center of Engineering Excellence (COE), while providing more automating training to new engineers via the "expert in a box" functionality within aspenONE.

    Chemical Manufacturer BASF Finds Big Gains in Virtualized Apps

    October 16, 2008

    InformationWeek describes how BASF's use of Microsoft Application Virtualization reduces the time it takes to implement and achieve benefits using AspenTech solutions. BASF credits aspenONE with allowing them to "more quickly gain insights into plant and equipment behavior to optimize decision-making, reduce capital, and operating costs and accelerate time to market."

    How Clean Is Your Data?

    Managing Automation
    October 01, 2008

    Enterprise data management presents a major challenge and business opportunity. This article discusses the challenges associated with not only collecting data from all business functions and systems, but the opportunities from maintaining and using it to help drive enterprise agility. AspenTech's Greg Howard and Andy McBrien are among the industry experts interviewed in the story.

    Renewable Feedstocks are in the Bag

    Chemical Processing
    October 01, 2008

    For the cover feature in the October issue of Chemical Processing magazine, AspenTech's Mike Mendez discusses the growing interest chemical firms are showing for bio-based production.

    Vendor Pushes 'token-Based' Licensing Model

    CIO, Computerworld, Network World
    September 19, 2008

    CIO, Computerworld, Network World, and other IDG syndicated media discuss with Ashish Shah from Fluor the benefits they are achieving using the new flexible token model system for licensing aspenONE software.

    Driving Value and Product Quality Using FCC Simulations

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    September 01, 2008

    CEPSA's J. M. Llanes and Modesto Miranda and AspenTech's Sanjeev Mullick discuss best practices in utilizing a rigorous simulation model to optimize operating conditions, better predict performance, and to study an assortment of technical and business cases. Improvements in FCC unit performance in various areas include new catalyst selection, unit monitoring, troubleshooting and optimization, LP planning model updates, and examining new feed scenarios.

    Optimizing the Azeri Field asset

    World Oil
    September 01, 2008

    BP's Nigar Jalilova and Abekir Tautiyev and AspenTech's Mike Strathman and Sergi Sama discuss how using an advisory software package to integrate subsystems into a model optimized the facility and created best practices that delivered a 3% production increase for BP.

    Readers' Choice Awards: Who's a Big Hit with Readers?

    Chemical Processing
    September 01, 2008

    The publication's annual survey highlights technology provider all-stars in 45 categories. AspenTech was selected by readers as the leader in the Process Simulation Software and Plant Design Software categories, winning these categories for two years running.

    More Than a Token Solution to Licensing Woes

    August 26, 2008

    InfoWorld columnist Ephraim Schwartz says AspenTech’s innovative token-based licensing model provides unique benefits for customers.

    Achieving Model Operations

    Chemical Processing
    June 01, 2008

    AspenTech’s Rob Hockley and Ron Beck show how process simulation can optimize plant energy use and emissions management by using common models across engineering and operations workflow.

    Avoiding plant tests using dynamic simulation

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    June 01, 2008

    AspenTech’s Jose Ferrer and AspenTech customer Preemraff discuss how to avoid plant tests using dynamic simulation and reduce step changes from weeks to days.

    FEW: Corn foundation leads to biorefinery future

    Ethanol Producer Magazine
    June 01, 2008

    AspenTech’s Mike Mendez is featured in a conference roundtable discussion and an individual presentation, “Applying Chemical Processing Knowledge to Plan and Optimize Bio-Refinery Development.”

    BASF Case Study

    Manufacturing Business Technology Magazine Supplement
    May 01, 2008

    BASF uses Microsoft virtualization technology to acceleration deployment and time-to-value when implementing aspenONE.

    Studying Simulation

    Hydrocarbon Engineering Magazine
    May 01, 2008

    AspenTech's Glenn Dissinger describes how dynamic simulation is important to the design and operation of a process manufacturing plant.

    Microsoft Alliance Partner Profiles

    CIO Magazine
    April 01, 2008

    CIO Magazine includes a profile of AspenTech in a supplement that highlights Microsoft industry partners.

    Simulation Models Provide Asset-wide Production Optimization

    World Oil Magazine
    April 01, 2008

    See how upstream companies enhance production at existing operations through the use of simulation models.

    AMR Research 3-20-2008; Manufacturing Operations Excellence: The Strategy Versus Compensation Plan Dilemma

    AMR Research
    March 20, 2008

    As part of an AMR Research bulletin on steps that manufacturers can take to balance long term strategic goals with immediate plant operations needs, AspenTech's innovative commercial model is referenced as providing a creative pricing/licensing option for manufacturers.

    NPRA 2008 Show Daily; Part 2 of 2

    Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine
    March 12, 2008

    AspenTech's Jose Ferrer discusses how to utilize rigorous simulation in advance process control projects; part 2 of 2

    NPRA 2008 Show Daily Supplement; Part 1 of 2

    Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine
    March 11, 2008

    AspenTech's Jose Ferrer discusses how to utilize rigorous simulation in advanced process control projects; part 1 of 2

    Accessing Plant Floor Intelligence

    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Magazine
    February 01, 2008

    AspenTech's data historian is discussed.

    New Year Marks a New Era for AspenTech

    ARC Advisory Group
    January 10, 2008

    AspenTech’s recent Industry Analyst Day meeting presented its vision, organizational changes, solution roadmap, new initiatives, and marketing strategy to analysts in a highly interactive format. ARC views the progress of AspenTech over the last couple of years as encouraging. The company is beginning a new era by laying down a solid foundation for future growth and profitability.

    AspenTech's Revamp and the Petroleum and Chemical Industries

    AMR Research
    January 04, 2008

    This article examines the success of process industry software provider AspenTech’s efforts to turn the company around, highlights areas still needing attention, and looks at what this all means for companies in the process industries.
  • 2007

    Consider integrated plant design and engineering – Innovative methods that are vital in new project management

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    December 01, 2007

    Sanjeev Mullick illustrates the innovative work practices now being applied by leading owner-operators and E&C companies, and how integrated engineering environments support the best practices to achieve the project goals and attain new levels of operational excellence.

    Integrated IT and engineering systems for optimized operating performance.

    Fuel Magazine
    December 01, 2007

    With leading oil, gas and refining companies adopting strategies to improve operational flexibility and transparency, gain agility and accurate decision making that provides better returns on their capital spending, they’re achieving these objectives through work processes that are standardized and integrated with IT strategies and implemented to drive efficient collaboration within and between different stakeholders.

    MarketScope - The Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Market Continues to Evolve Toward Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)

    December 01, 2007

    The manufacturing operations software marketplace is becoming a key competitive field for specialists and megavendors. Gartner compares the major players.

    Operating Excellence – Modeling for Profits

    Upstream Technology Magazine
    December 01, 2007

    Growing an E&P company means adding reserves and production capacity each year. Traditionally, firms have grown and been rewarded through discovery using the drill bit, and increasing production once these reserves were developed. With owner-operators and E&C companies leveraging real-time data to improve operations, they’re examining innovative work practices and looking to technologies such as simulation tools to attain new levels of operational excellence and “find” new reserves in the process.

    Planning Ahead

    Hydrocarbon Engineering
    December 01, 2007

    China National Offshore Oil Company and AspenTech describe how taking an integrated approach to energy performance early in the design phase can deliver significant improvements in refinery energy efficiency.

    The Role of Chemical Engineers in Green Engineering – What We Can Do to Support Its Goals

    Chemical Engineering
    December 01, 2007

    Mike Mendez discusses the crucial role chemical engineers play in the effort to reduce green house gases (GHGs) and resource consumption by creating plant designs that optimize construction and operating efficiencies.

    Effective Process Planning and Scheduling

    Control Engineering
    November 01, 2007

    Elinor Price discusses the benefits of integrated planning and scheduling developed in the olefins industry and their extension into many areas of process manufacturing.

    Consider Better Practices for Refining Operations

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    October 01, 2007

    To drive operational efficiency, major refining companies are now putting increased focus on managing supply-chain activities as an integrated process, closely connecting refinery planning and scheduling to improve communication and total plant operation.

    Improve Refinery Margins with Integrated Planning and Scheduling

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    September 01, 2007

    Fuji Oil discusses their innovative optimization program for planning and scheduling activities, and lessons learned from the two-phase program that stabilized their crude distillation unit (CDU) operation with downstream units.

    From the Masters to the Masses - Ease of Use and Integration Extend Software Capabilities From Plant Design to the Plant Floor

    Chemical Engineering
    August 01, 2007

    Sanjeev Mullick provides commentary on the critical nature of data sharing in an integrated environment to drive greater productivity of engineering teams, and the importance of interoperability to complete project tasks more quickly and with greater accuracy.

    Planning and Scheduling in the Olefins Industry

    TCE (The Chemical Engineer)
    May 01, 2007

    Elinor Price outlines how an integrated approach to planning and scheduling can provide significant economic and operational benefits for olefins producers.

    Industrielle Energieeffizienz (German language)

    IT & Production
    April 01, 2007

    Michael Brodkorb and Eric Petela describe how the latest software solutions can help process manufacturers manage their energy costs in real time.

    Polymer Process Automation Strategy

    TCE (The Chemical Engineer)
    April 01, 2007

    Wang Kuiyuan, PetroChina, and Paul Turner and Xu Xianwen, AspenTech, describe how the aspenONE Advanced Process Control for Polymers application has delivered unique advances in production capability and performance for PetroChina, including increased yield, improved product quality, and full automation and optimization of product transitions.

    Reduce revamp costs by optimizing design and operations

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    April 01, 2007

    J. J. Lee, B. H. Ye and H. Y. Jeong, Korea Petrochemical Industries Co., and F. J. Alanis, I. Sinclair and N. S. Park, AspenTech, describe the successful revamp of a major ethylene plant which used an innovative approach to process design and optimization to deliver significant financial benefits.

    Sinopec Speeds Up Its PP Grade Changes

    ICIS Chemical Business
    January 29, 2007

    News feature highlighting the benefits achieved by Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemicals after implementing the aspenONE Advanced Process Control for Polymers application.
  • 2006

    Fit fuer den Weltmarkt (German language)

    CAV (Chemie-Anlagen und Verfahren)
    December 01, 2006

    Article outlining how global chemical manufacturers can use the aspenONE for Chemicals solution to achieve operational excellence in their plants and supply chain.

    Bioprocess Simulations Gain Traction

    Genetic Engineering News
    September 15, 2006

    Solutions for Dealing with Variability and Bottlenecks are among the Benefits

    Analyzing the Value of First-Principles Dynamic Simulation

    Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine
    September 01, 2006

    R. González, Repsol, and J. M. Ferrer, Aspen Technology, Inc.

    Cracking on with it

    Process Engineering
    September 01, 2006

    Feature article describing how SABIC Europe has applied software solutions to enhance the performance of its chemicals and polymers operations. The solutions include the aspenONE Advanced Process Control for Polymers application, which has delivered significant benefits to SABIC's high-pressure LDPE plant.

    Fields Get Smarter

    Hart's E&P Magazine
    September 01, 2006

    AspenTech joins other leading companies with technology that integrates Intelligent operations in the oil & gas exploration and production industry. Mike Strathman, VP Oil & Gas Consulting at AspenTech, is interviewed.

    Microsoft and AspenTech: Joint Value Proposition at Lyondell

    Manufacturing Business Technology
    August 01, 2006

    Partnership between Microsoft and AspenTech allows companies like Lyondell to accelerate execution of processes that support corporate visions such as reducing time-to-market, improving customer service, and boosting profitability.

    Risky Business

    Hydrocarbon Engineering
    June 01, 2006

    Sandeep Garg describes how inventory management and operations scheduling software solutions can help companies manage downstream disruptions and the supply and demand balance more effectively.

    Step-Test Free APC Implementation using Dynamic Simulation

    Orlando, FL
    April 24, 2006

    American Institute of Chemical Engineers. AIChE. Spring Meeting.

    START-IT 125

    April 01, 2006

    START-IT 125 list of the most influential manufacturing technology providers.

    Multivariable Step Testing for MPC Projects Reduces Crude Unit Testing Time

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    February 01, 2006

    A. Kalafatis, K. Patel, M. Harmse and Q. Zheng of AspenTech and M. Craik of Irving Oil Limited discuss an approach that also improves model accuracy without sacrificing process safety.

    Top Model (State Space Controller)

    Hydrocarbon Engineering
    January 01, 2006

    Brian Froisy describes how new advanced process control technology can offer significant performance benefits when applied to a wide range of common chemical process units.
  • 2005

    Modelling for the LNG Value Chain

    Hydrocarbon Engineering (LNG Industry)
    November 01, 2005

    Michael Szatny and Sanjeev Mullick describe LNG process automation, from design through production and regasification.

    Simulation in Operation

    Process Engineering
    October 01, 2005

    Simulation models are playing an increasing role in plant operations. Suresh Sundaram explains how the advent of new modelling environments based on open standards will make it easier to build and use these complex models across the plant and the business.Reproduced with kind permission of Process Engineering magazine (for more information, see www.processengineering.co.uk )

    Creative Cost Cutting

    European Chemical News
    September 05, 2005

    A feature article describing how BASF has used AspenTech’s simulation and optimization solutions to achieve “a significant breakthrough in process design”. The new approach has enabled BASF to achieve significant cost savings on major capital investment projects, while at the same time improving its engineering efficiency.

    Managing Future Fuels Complexity

    Petroleum Review
    September 01, 2005

    Linus Hakimattar explores how the introduction of alternative fuels will increase the focus that petroleum companies need to place on optimizing inventory management and distribution for their retail sites.

    Process Simulation Gets Real

    The Chemical Engineer
    September 01, 2005

    A case study highlighting how Lyondell has leveraged a process design model to optimize real-time operations at one of its chemical plants, resulting in significant savings in energy costs without any capital expenditure.

    Sustaining Refining Margins

    Petroleum Review
    July 01, 2005

    Linus Hakimattar examines how IT solutions can help refiners overcome operational challenges and maintain higher margins.

    AMR Research Alert, May 24, 2005: AspenTech Can Compete in an ERP World.

    May 24, 2005

    Dynamic Simulation: a Case Study

    Hydrocarbon Engineering
    May 01, 2005

    A case study exploring how dynamic simulation with Aspen HYSYS can be used to verify safety system performance and study transient behaviour in a new LNG terminal.

    Managing Energy

    Process Engineering
    May 01, 2005

    With rising energy prices, the advent of emissions trading and deregulation of utilities suppliers, process operators have to manage and optimise their energy use. Eric Petela explains how model-based software solutions can deliver significant benefits.

    Maximising value in the petroleum supply chain

    Petroleum Review
    May 01, 2005

    Chuck Moore looks at how petroleum companies can leverage the latest generation of integrated software solutions to maximise value in their downstream supply chain while operating in a volatile marketplace.

    Design Without Delay

    Hydrocarbon Engineering
    March 01, 2005

    An article describing how Fluor Corporation used Aspen HYSYS to develop a new solution that enabled the company to simplify and accelerate the initial process design phase of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) projects.

    Reducing CO2 Emissions

    PTQ Magazine
    March 01, 2005

    Ian Moore describes some of the options available to refineries as they seek to manage and reduce their CO2 emissions. The article examines the issues surrounding emissions monitoring, operational improvements, emissions forecasting and economic emission reduction.

    21st Century Energy Efficiency

    Hydrocarbon Engineering
    January 01, 2005

    A case study demonstrating how a complex refinery can be energy efficiency in the 21st Century. The article examines how Valero implemented an energy management and optimization system at its Houston refinery, and describes the financial and operational benefits that have been achieved.

    Common Ground

    Process Engineering
    January 01, 2005

    Kyle Loudermilk explores how the latest generation of integrated simulation software can create significant additional value for Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) companies and their process industry clients. He describes how process simulation has become the foundation for integrated engineering workflows that support a variety of decision-making tasks at all stages of the plant lifecycle, from process design through to operational improvements.

    Softly softly...

    The Chemical Engineer
    January 01, 2005

    The article describes the benefits delivered by AspenTech software solutions implemented at three major process industry companies. The examples include solutions for utilities optimization at DSM, integrated engineering at Fluor and information management at Southern Company.
  • 2004

    P&G Has Better News on Stock-outs

    Supply Chain Europe
    December 01, 2004

    Procter & Gamble use AspenTech SC Planning software to help create a consumer driven supply network (CDSN)

    Software, hard cash

    Petroleum Economist
    December 01, 2004

    Recent years have seen advances in information technology (IT) deliver substantial boosts to the bottom line for many companies. But there are further opportunities for profitability gains, both from improving existing systems and from greater integration between the control systems that drive facilities such as refineries and the back-office systems that keep a beady eye on the company finances.

    Opportunity for EOM in Downstream Petroleum

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    November 15, 2004

    AspenTech believes creating margin in downstream petroleum depends on the ability of an oil company to make the best buy vs. make vs. trade decisions, every day, every hour, at every point along the petroleum supply chain.

    Integration for Innovation

    Hydrocarbon Engineering
    November 01, 2004

    Integration for Innovation: HYSYS™ and DMCplus™. This article describes the integration of Rigorous Dynamic Simulation systems and Advanced Process Control techniques and presents the results obtained using this methodology in three different case studies.

    Where Are Chemical Engineers Headed?

    Chemical Processing Magazine
    August 05, 2004

    The prospects for the chemical engineering profession in the United States long have been intertwined with the production of chemicals. Changing markets and stronger prospects in other sectors are weakening this link and are creating significant shifts in where and how chemical engineers will work.

    Obtaining Value From Oil & Gas Model Based Asset Management

    Andy Howell, Aspen Technology, presented at the Gas Processors Association
    May 19, 2004

    In this paper Aspen Technology will discuss some of the key success factors for a successful implementation of an optimiser, surveillance or planning system to an Oil & Gas Asset. Initially the Asset needs true buy in from members of all the differing disciplines, and a willingness to maintain their parts of the models used. To improve this buy in, the industry is finding that it helps to build the models using the favoured tool sets of the various discipline involved, which will naturally tend to be maintained. The use of standard, but disparate tool sets across engineering, financial and management disciplines requires the ability to integrate and communicate within the desired workflow. Recent advances in software engineering with the use of Microsoft .NET technology are making the dream of engineering modelling software and finance system collaboration a real possibility. The paper will review the requirements of integrated asset modelling systems and review some of the successes and failures of Operating Companies in achieving this dream. Aspen Technology will challenge the industry to help shape the revolution in integrated asset models.

    Hitting ULS Targets Through Hydrogen Management

    PTQ Magazine
    May 01, 2004

    Leading Austrian refiner OMV describes how improved hydrogen management strategies have enabled it to identify cost savings of more than € 5 million per year while meeting the demands of its ultra-low sulphur (ULS) fuel processes. The cost improvements were identified using simulation and optimization methodologies which are part of the PRO-EN Services offering jointly delivered by AspenTech and Air Liquide.

    What Dynamic Simulation brings to a Process Control Engineer: Applied Case Study to a Propylene/Propane Splitter

    Europen Refining Technology Conference. ERTC.
    May 01, 2004

    Advanced Control Methods Improve Polymers' Business Cycle

    Hydrocarbon Processing
    April 01, 2004

    Oktay Karazog and Jan Versteeg of SABIC Polyolefine GmbH and Michael Mercer and Paul Turner of AspenTech discuss how SABIC, a major European polyolefins producer, used AspenTech's polymers solution to increase plant capacity without equipment retrofits.

    Refinery Wide Simulation

    Hydrocarbon Engineering
    March 01, 2004

    Denis Westphalen and Hiren Shethna, Aspen Technology, Inc., Canada, explore how a rigorous refinery wide simulation tool can be used to analyze different strategies for benzene control in gasoline

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