“Aspen Plus has been instrumental in modeling and evaluating our CO2 capture process, which facilitates our ability to successfully predict conditions for increased capture in our pilot plant and to size and cost a conceptual full-scale facility. By improving the accuracy of modeling carbon capture, we can help industry in the selection of processes and solvents that significantly reduce emissions and create value for captured CO2 for our consortium members.”
Josh Stanislowski—Research Manager—Energy & Environmental Research Center
“The flexible modeling capabilities afforded by Aspen Plus allow us to take an innovative approach to simulating our carbon conversion bioprocess. We were able to look at a variety of design scenarios and investigate scale-up and project constraints. This helps us determine the physical and economic viability of alternative systems.”
Dr. Eric Dunlop—President—Pan Pacific Technologies
“Aspen Plus teaching modules provide practical experience and training on process simulation tools early in the undergraduate chemical engineering curricula. As a result, students can become proficient at process engineering much earlier in their undergraduate education than they were able to in the past. This gives our students a significant advantage when beginning their careers.”
Dr. Mike Henson—Director—Center for Process Design and Control—UMass Amherst—Trustee and Secretary—Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering (CACHE)
“The use of AspenTech products in undergraduate education benefits students, universities, and the industry. The teaching modules from AspenTech enable students to gain hands-on experience with industry-standard tools. By using Aspen Plus now, our students are more quickly productive when they enter the workforce.”
Barry Johnston—Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Officer—MIT
"After testing, Aspen Search looks like the perfect application for process support people: they can quickly find relevant models and compare them with plant data to enable troubleshooting."
Salvador Aldrett—Research Engineer—Shell Global Solutions
"This is a very efficient tool which provides the ability to compare plant data with simulation model data. It’s like one-stop-shopping for facilitating the art of troubleshooting."
Elliott Roberston, P.E.—Associate Chemical Engineer—Burns & McDonnell
"After testing, I am excited about the potential of Aspen Search. It’s very easy to find and preview models; I can see the benefits and look forward to using it."
Eric Cordi—Associate Research Fellow—Pfizer
“Engineers using AspenTech simulation tools should find Aspen Search extremely useful in many ways. The most obvious benefit of Aspen Search may be its use as a tool for getting a good head-start on new work by first searching, finding, and evaluating existing models. They can also use it to easily track their own models as well as package them for access by other end-users. It stores all of our process data, information, and domain expertise, and ensures that we can re-use this institutional knowledge across the organization. Aspen Search sets a new standard for tools that improve engineering productivity.”
Kunle Ogunde, Ph.D—P.E.—DuPont
“The new version of Aspen Plus makes it easier for new and occasional users to navigate through the software. The ribbon design is very logical and intuitive. The streamlined design will help all engineers save time building and running simulation models. The new Aspen Plus will help the Evonik engineers get up to speed quickly and efficiently.”
Ingrid Lunt-Rieg—Head of Process Simulation & CFD—Evonik Industries AG
“Aspen Plus provides easy access to superior physical properties. The availability of experimental physical property data inside Aspen Plus and its parameter regression tools is highly valuable to us. It speeds up considerably the process of gathering and fitting data. Compared to traditional ways we can save significant time and effort using Aspen Plus. Hence, Aspen Plus substantially supports us in focusing more strongly on our core tasks: the conceptual design of BASF’s productions clusters.”
Dr. Axel Polt—Vice President Conceptual Process Engineering—BASF SE
“The new Aspen Plus is a dramatic advance in simulation technology and user experience. Its intuitive interface makes Aspen Plus faster to learn and easier to use for both new and experienced users, with engineering workflow tasks conveniently organized to quickly achieve design objectives.”
Elliott Robertson—Associate Chemical Engineer—Burns & McDonnell
“Aspen Plus is the mission-critical simulator at Pequiven. It is used to optimize olefin plant operations and perform engineering design studies and revamps. The application of Aspen Plus has helped us achieve millions of dollars of benefits through increased production, improved product recovery, reduced energy consumption and maintenance. Aspen Plus provides accurate and fast simulations through innovations in physical properties and models such as rate-based distillation, which enable us to make better engineering decision quickly and with confidence.”
Maria Rodriguez—Technical Manager – Process Engineering—Pequiven S.A
“The new version of Aspen Plus has provided us with a big leap in flexibility and ease of use. The new properties environment allows our experts to customize physical properties for use by our simulation users. Additionally, the equation-oriented (EO) ribbon places EO commands conveniently at the fingertips of our engineers for fast modeling of complex processes. Overall, this new version of Aspen Plus offers many new features to enhance and optimize our engineering productivity.”
Godwin Tongo—Process Modeling & Simulation Advisor—BP Chemicals
“As the capabilities of AspenTech's process engineering software continue to grow each year, it is important that users stay informed of the newest product functionality. AspenTech has made learning new product features easier than ever with online training, accessible directly from within the product and available at your fingertips when you need it. The animated viewlets are a great way to pick up new tips or get a quick refresher.”
Dr. Axel Polt—Vice President, Conceptual Engineering—BASF
“Training is a key component of staff recruiting, development and retention. Aspen Online Training helps our process engineers get engaged and productive as quickly as possible. The rich content and video make the information easier to absorb and retain.”
John Rizopoulos—Global Lead, Process Engineering—CH2M HILL Energy and Chemicals
“We are now able to instantly access AspenTech’s comprehensive property data on a mobile platform. The application provides us with a tool to aid collaboration in process development and to support decision making in our scale-up facilities.”
Eric M. Cordi, PhD—Senior Principal Scientist—Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development
"Over the past several years, Dow has been optimizing its engineering workflow to accelerate the transition from Conceptual Design to Basic and Detailed Engineering, and we are always glad to see new offerings that support these efforts. The integration of process simulation with model-based economic analysis and equipment design improves our engineering efficiency, and reduces the potential for error from manual transfer of data. Automation of data flow among its engineering tools allows Dow to develop better, more economical process designs with a higher return on capital investment."
Jerry Gipson—Director of Dow's Engineering Solutions Technology Center—Dow Chemicals
"AspenTech is a leading provider of engineering solutions, and Rentech is positioning itself as a leader in alternative synthetic fuels and chemicals by using aspenONE. One of our resources to achieve this great success is aspenONE. The aspenONE Engineering solution provides us with a unique package that enables us to achieve our financial goals by not only reducing our engineering costs, but also increasing our productivity."
Sergio R.Mohedas—Manager, Process Development & Reactor Design—Rentech, Inc.
"The improvements made to the Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating tool are very useful for specialty exchanger design, specifically the function of variable baffle spacing. This feature is necessary for proper vacuum condenser designs which are common in biofuels processing."
Dave Litzen—Vice President and CTO—KL Energy Corporation
"For more than 10 years we have relied on engineering products sold by AspenTech. We were excited to test the beta version of the Aspen OTS Framework in aspenONE V7, connecting a rigorous model of an Amine CO2 absorption system to a MetsoDNA DCS system configured by L3 Com Valmarine. It is striking how intuitive and user friendly the actual implementation is. We are confident that Aspen OTS Framework will play an important role in extending the life cycle modeling towards increased model usage and a wider role within operational support."
Per Billington—Managing Partner— Billington Process Technology
"For Fluor, the ability to collaborate with licensors, Owner-Operators and subcontractors through data exchange is an important element to executing projects globally. AspenTech is on the right track with aspenONE V7 in adding important usability and functionality to help project teams be more productive. Aspen Basic Engineering, formerly known as Aspen Zyqad, is a global reference software at Fluor."
Ashish Shah—Director, Automation, Process Technology, Energy & Chemicals Group—Fluor
"Our study managers and engineers are always looking for innovative solutions to build on our capabilities in Conceptual and Front End Engineering Studies for our clients. Seeing these capabilities integrated into the Aspen HYSYS product suite will help us review more options and maintain best practices at the onset of projects."
John Hargreaves—Chief Process Engineer—Wood Group PSN
"The Aspen Properties Enterprise Database in V7 provides valuable new capabilities to Fluor. It ensures that our process engineers will obtain validated and consistent physical-property calculations in Aspen HYSYS as well as Aspen Plus, and that our proprietary information is protected."
Paul Mathias—Technical Director—Fluor Corporation
"aspenONE V7 continues to bridge the gap between process and detailed equipment design with the integration of reboilers and the distillation column environment. We have realized significant savings by integrating process simulation with AspenTech's detailed exchanger design tools. The overall impact on the success of past engineering projects have been measured in reduced man hours, more accurate cost estimates and schedules, reduced cycle times for purchasing, and in the overall success of the projects. Continued improvements in integration with V7 are expected to enhance these benefits going forward."
Andy Venables—Process Engineer—ENGlobal Engineering, Inc.
"We recently installed and configured the Aspen Licensing Center Auto Upload Tool and found the process to be quick and easy. The Hands free" feature gives us peace of mind knowing that our usage log files are processed and transmitted without burdening our IT resources. This allows us to seamlessly monitor and track our use of AspenTech solutions, further optimizing our software investment."
Kay Smith—IT Resource Manager—URS Corporation—Process & Energy Group
"The cost estimation capability in aspenONE V7 streamlines the flow of project information and shortens the cycle for developing accurate cost estimates. This enables us to do projects faster and more cost effectively, resulting in increased productivity."
Jim Leatherwood—Manager of Estimating—SNC Lavalin
"In aspenONE V7.0, AspenTech has followed through on their commitment to deliver vendor-neutral interoperability with an ISO 15926 compliant interface from aspenONE Engineering to widely used detailed design systems. FIATECH is pleased to see a major vendor of tools for Conceptual and Basic Design embrace ISO 15926. Because of aspenONE V7's integrated workflow, fully automated design and operation of process facilities can now be extended back into the early stages of the asset lifecycle for the first time."
Dr. Ric Jackson—Executive Director—FIATECH
"aspenONE V7 offers us at GSK a step-change in our modeling and design methods. In particular, the introduction of Aspen Reaction Modeler and the NRTL-SAC thermo method for modeling separation processes will make a significant difference for our way to approach process design."
Dr. Ugo Cocchini—Principal Process Engineer, Team Leader—GlaxoSmithKline
"Solubility prediction is of strategic importance to AstraZeneca Process R&D. Our industry is increasingly challenged to deliver efficient and environmentally acceptable processes. Taking just a few physical property measurements and extrapolating them to predict temperature and composition effects on solubility is very desirable. The solubility modeling capability with NRTL-SAC in aspenONE V7 is one of the tools we use in our crystallisation process design workflow. aspenONE helps leverage solubility data to optimise solvent choice and processing conditions. We look forward to future developments from AspenTech that will further increase the areas of application."
Peter Crafts—Principal Process Engineer—AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
“Within the first 4 days we had enough information to upgrade the critical product quality models, which had changed by a factor of 3 from what was in the original model.”
Jack Adair—Advanced Process Control Engineer—Valero Houston Refinery
"Previously, the performance and stability benefits we received from APC were confined to only certain processes. The new V7 APC platform provides a cost-effective way to implement process control on smaller units and extend those operational benefits throughout our organization."
Dr. Kai Dadhe—Evonik Degussa
"To be able to do either an Aspen DMCplus, an Apollo or a SSC controller in the same software platform is quite amazing. Compared with the previous generation of advanced process control, V7 MSC is friendly, easier, and more efficient to use."
"aspenONE V7 is making it easier to keep controllers online and maintain the benefits of advanced process control over time. The new KPI reporting capability with diagnostics provides a key insight into how controllers are behaving and whether or not any remediation may be required. Bayern Oil is also very excited AspenTech's Adaptive Modeling capability. Being able to identify model deterioration, diagnose what the problem is and then re-model the process all within an online framework is a major step forward in performance capability."
Dr. Wilfried Kossmann—Bayern Oil (a JV that includes BP)
“When we first chose AspenTech’s supply chain technology in Central Europe, the deciding factor was its ability to solve our complex optimization problems. With this new release, AspenTech has made a powerful supply chain software easy to use with faster access to the information that allows us to make decisions. It is the right direction for the product and it will deliver real business benefits for us.”
Kamil Beffa—SVP Supply Chain and Distribution Project—Lafarge
“I think AspenTech is going in the right direction with the introduction of Assay Management within Aspen PIMS. This will streamline the analysis of huge amounts of data to generate a better operating plan. Two elements of this technology are especially pleasing. I like that the output will preserve the Excel formulas contained in an existing assay table and also that the output will also preserve any additional structures that have been added to the table.”
Paul Gallagher—Refinery Planning Manager—Samsung Engineering
“Powerful analytics in Aspen PIMS have yielded faster and better evaluation of crudes available in the open market. Crude cost is a major expense for all refineries, so the ability to determine crude choices quickly and accurately supports the planning process and enhances profitability. As we continue to deploy the latest developments in technology, Essar is pleased with the advancements in Aspen's innovative planning solution.”
Srinivas Rachakonda—Senior Vice President of Planning & Economics—Essar
"In today's highly volatile markets, we are deploying an integrated petroleum supply chain solution that provides real time visibility along with the solutions necessary to react with increased speed, in an effort to drive down costs for our company and our customers."
R. Amari—Senior Vice President of Supply—ENI S.p.A.
"One of the key challenges when integrating the supply chain is to ensure that the individual organizations - for example Refining, Supply, or Marketing - feel that the decisions being made accurately reflect the impacts or costs on their organizations. Using aspenONE V7 we will be able to combine high-fidelity organizational models, allowing us to accurately determine the incentives, costs, and impacts of supply chain decisions, such as maximizing the value of specific crudes by optimally distributing them across multiple refineries."
Dr. Phil Koenig—Manager of Engineering & Analytical Services—Marathon Oil Company
"With these synergies in place, Rompetrol is much better able to accomplish things that were very difficult earlier - optimize feedstock for the available capacities and market demand, respond quickly to events or disruptions, capitalize on trading opportunities, optimize inventory and transportation assets, and take advantage of increased visibility and granularity on both the products and energy markets."
“The new high performance trends are a leap forward in remote data acquisition speeds and will improve access to vital process information enhancing our analysis capabilities. In addition, the new batch data Excel add-ins combined with intelligent Excel Services integration extends our ability to quickly build real-time web based data presentations and reports to better share relevant information.”
Jeffrey Wachter—Advanced Process Control Engineer—Air Products
"Companies that can operationalize proven best practices are better able to achieve optimal performance from engineering through manufacturing. Products like V7 that can provide the foundation for best practices will help process manufacturers optimize the value of their assets over the entire plant lifecycle - design, build, operate and maintain."
Sid Snitkin—VP & GM of Enterprise Advisory Services—ARC Advisory Group
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