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An Enhanced Iterative Process for Sustaining the Value of APC Applications

Learn about how the synergy between innovations in model identification, automated testing and controller operating modes are creating opportunities to bring new efficiencies to sustaining APC controllers. These innovations address some of the long-standing challenges facing APC practitioners: dealing with closed loop data, managing APC solutions with model mismatch until repairs can be completed, and reducing the operational impact of step testing. With these advances, we now have the technology to begin constructing continuous improvement processes in lieu of the traditional sustained value workflows.

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Capturing APC Benefits from Secondary Units

Why APC should be implemented on secondary units. Includes sections on environmental emissions control, fuel gas networks control and optimization, sulphur complex control and steam networks control.

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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.

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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.

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7 Secrets to a Well-Run Plant (for Plant Managers)

In this white paper, plant managers, engineers and supervisors can learn the different ways simulations models can be used throughout the lifecycle of their plant. It focuses on seven areas you can use process simulation software (like Aspen Plus or Aspen HYSYS) for troubleshooting, process monitoring, and real time performance monitoring or real time optimization (RTO).

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Column Analysis in Aspen Plus and Aspen HYSYS: Validation with Experimental and Plant Data

With new insight into the hydraulic performance of trays and packing you can make better decisions for more efficient column design, operation support and troubleshooting. This white paper compares the results of the new functionality to KG-TOWER and Sulcol software, as well as experimental data. 

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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?

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Manufacturing Cost Competitiveness in Commodity Chemicals: Five Essential Principles for Emerging Market Producers

All chemical facilities have opportunities to reduce manufacturing costs, including newer, state-of-the art plants, older plants and those in between. Leading global producers have demonstrated reduced energy consumption, increased yield and higher reliability by simply improving operational practices through the application of advanced technology.

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Simplifying APC Tuning and Configuration

In depth look at the Smart Tune engine- The new Sequential Multi-Objective Optimization (SMO) technology is a step change from traditional APC optimizers. The new algorithm eliminates any LP cost tuning by enabling users to explicitly specify the APC controllers’ objectives.

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Right Details at the Right Time

When delivering an estimate on time and on budget, learn why it is important to focus on the components that matter most.

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