Unlock Agility and Improve Customer Satisfaction Through Enhanced Production Scheduling
Virtually all multinational, diversified chemical companies are expanding their emphasis on specialty chemicals. Competition is intensifying, resulting in both margin degradation and faster product commoditization while customers are further exacerbating the situation by demanding “faster, better and cheaper” products. Learn how to leverage production scheduling to improve customer satisfaction and further take advantage of flexibility inside the plant.
Solving Three Common Problems Through SRU Simulation
Small operational issues in the sulphur recovery unit (SRU) can lead to higher emisisons — or worse, a frustrating and costly shutdown. Simulation of the SRU can enable more reliable operations and fewer shutdowns through the prevention of issues and quick and effective troubleshooting. In this paper, we present three common operational issues and show how simulation was used to prevent or quickly resolve the situation.
Use Advanced Simulation to Improve Processes Involving Solids
Whether particles are being formed, reduced in size, enlarged, participating in reactions, or just being separated from a fluid stream, ignoring or poorly modeling the solids processing steps may lead to lost opportunities, including cost reductions and quality improvements. The main challenges that arise when optimizing or troubleshooting a solids process include inefficient designs due to separate modeling of fluids and solids sections, overdesign of equipment, high-energy demands, reduced yields and quality variability.
Modeling the solids section of a process is important for many common processes including specialty chemicals, agrochemicals, metals and mining, pharmaceuticals, biofuels and more. This paper describes the approach for incorporating granular solids and the corresponding solids processing steps when modeling processes.
Digital Acceleration in Specialty Chemicals
Read this new white paper to find out how digital technologies can now guide improvements at all stages of an asset lifecycle – from unit design and operations optimization to maintenance programs.
Reach New Heights: Six Best Practices in Planning and Scheduling
Learn the six best practices in planning and scheduling that will enable plants to advance their technological maturity—making your plant more reliable and profitable.
Prescriptive Maintenance: Transforming Asset Performance Management
Prescriptive maintenance technology is transforming how companies manage asset downtime. With more advance warning of equipment failures comes more opportunity to mitigate the negative impact of those events.
Improve Sustainability and Increase Profits in Polymers with Digitalization
In this changing landscape, many companies are incorporating sustainability targets into their business goals, including safety, asset integrity, emissions management and waste reduction. Digitalization technology can offer polymer manufacturing companies opportunities to gain higher returns and drive new levels of optimization.
Six Keys to Building Resilience, Agility and Recovery for the Chemical Industry
In the current extreme VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) environment, chemical producers are learning the importance of operating with insight and agility. At the same time, companies are being tested for the depth of their resilience, and learning how to navigate huge shifts in demand, supply, workforce and
economics, and emerge from this crisis in a stronger position.
Understanding the Story Behind the Data
There is a challenge for many refinery and chemical companies to impove the analysis proess and raise performance. The inside story of operational intelligence lies in rich thin visualization and analytics capabilities that improve production execution, enabling process manufacturers to quickly identify and resolve operational issues.