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.
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.
Don’t Leave Your Refinery’s Profits on the Table
Discover how advanced process simulation technology improves crude distillation unit operations.
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).
Three Essential Operations in a Plant: Simulation Models Turn Innovative Ideas Into Reality
Whether it’s a pilot plant or a complex petrochemical plant, these facilities rarely run like a well-oiled machine. There are always unknown variable dependencies that are difficult to understand, and there’s substantial room for improvement. In many situations, optimization is not the focus for plants because there are issues with reliability and safety that take precedence. Does this sound familiar? The ability to simplify job tasks and boost efficiency will greatly enhance plant performance but also, make your job easier
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.
The Digital Twin and the Smart Enterprise
Across the globe, leading organizations are embracing and implementing advanced digital technologies. The digital transformation journey will change the nature of asset intensive industries, particularly the energy and chemicals businesses. In that context, digital twins — virtualized copies of physical assets and their operating behaviors — will play key roles. For the digital twins we create today, a key concept is the power of AI in providing insight and advice against the virtual data. Download this white paper to learn about these essential keys to your digital twin strategy:
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.