Tailoring Your Competitive Advantage - Calibrate Aspen Capital Cost Estimator to Fit Your Business
Understand the full capabilities of ACCE. Calibration will improve bid accuracy by adjusting costs to those mimicing the users. For those that have just started using ACCE or those that want to do Class 3 estimates for both Owner Operator and E&C.
The Engineer Inside the System: Accurate Economic Evaluation Across the Capital Project Lifecycle
Ron Beck speaks to the power of a model based estimating system providing insight to its attributes like reusable templates and saleable features. How does ACCE differ from my proprietary Excel-based spreadsheets?
Streamlining Projects with a Modular Approach
This article published in Business Standard [India], by Sunil Patel and Ron Beck, describes how E&Cs can gain a competitive advantage, achieving lower design costs (CAPEX) for clients through modular design; and using aspenONE engineering for design templates.
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.
Make Your Estimate a True Strategic Weapon
Adoption of ACCE can easily follow a known process that leverages organizational alignment, implementation of the software and a change in workflow processes that maximizes benefits.