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April 1, 2006
Fluent. Inc. (Lebanon, N.H.; edlinks.che.com/5828-541) has entered a partnership with DEM Solutions (Edinburgh, U.K.; edlinks.che.com/5828-542) to complement Fluent’s...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Integrating-CFD-and-DEM_2929.html
March 1, 2006
Axxom Software AG (Munich, Germany; edlinks.che.com/5827-541) has introduced a new technological approach that, for the first time, allows an end-to-end supply chain optimization of very large, multi-stage networks. Based on the so-called cost-scaling algorithms (CS-A), production companies can now plan very complex...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/A-powerful-algorithm-enables-end-to-end-supply-chain-optimization_2915.html
March 1, 2006
    Minor components trapped in distillation columns can react to form solids that cause major problems. The conventional responses to this situation focus upon dealing with the solids after they have become formed. A better strategy consists of preventing or minimizing the solids formation in the first place, by changing the column operating conditions.   Understanding the situation The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/Minimize-Trapped-Components-in-Distillation-Columns_3089.html
March 1, 2006
Simulations of chemical processes that involve many reactants with continually changing compositions can be set up and run in minutes, rather than the previously required hours, with a newly commercialized software package, Reaction Engineering Lab, says developer Comsol (Stockholm, Sweden, and Burlington, Mass.; edlinks.che.com/5827-539). For reactions taking place in well-mixed systems or in tubular...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Chementator-New-software-should-speed-up-reaction-engineering_2913.html
February 1, 2006
    Piping-flexibility and stress analysis are required in the design of most piping systems before the piping is installed in a chemical-process or other plant. It is intended to ensure the safety of the plant and thus protect the interests of the owner and the general public. Owing to the availability of powerful computer software packages, the analysis has become simple and routine. However...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/Stress-Analysis-for-Piping-Systems-Resting-on-Supports_2795.html
February 1, 2006
Last month, Aspen Technology, Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.; edlinks.che.com/5826-553) launched its new generation of applications for the design, rating and simulation of heat exchangers: Aspen Tasc+, for shell-and-tube heat...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/Chementator-Heat-exchangers_2890.html
January 1, 2006
    In process engineering and design, thermodynamics theory is applied to real and complex chemical-process applications. Software design simulators, such as HYSYS, PROII and Aspen Plus, serve as powerful tools that simplify process thermodynamic calculations. They eliminate the need for the engineer to solve complex differential equations, and they allow the application of variety of property...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/Applying-Thermo-Then-Guard-Against-Misconceptions_2811.html
January 1, 2006
Process System Enterprise Ltd. (PSE; London, U.K.; edlinks.che.com/5825-542) has launched the latest of a series of gPROMS Advanced Model Libraries (AMLs) for Gas-Liquid Contactors (GLCs). This “open model” library of high-fidelity, non-equilibrium-component models covers a wide range of gas-liquid-separation operations, including conventional packed columns for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/Modeling-gas-liquid-separation_2883.html
January 1, 2006
Asset management means different things to different people, but in the chemical process industries (CPI) it’s all to do with making the most of expensive equipment. Asset management is frequently used as another term for maintenance, especially of the proactive kind where sensors and control systems are used to monitor the health of machinery. However, asset management also covers business processes...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/asset_mgmt/KEEP-TABS-ON-VALUED-PLANT-ASSETS_3065.html
January 1, 2006
The EDDL (electronic-device-description language) Cooperation Team (ECT; Karlsruhe, Germany; edlinks.che.com/5828-532) has released Phase 1 EDDL enhancement specifications. The enhancements on the existing EDDL include new capabilities, such as graphs, charts and images, the possibilities for archive data, and an EDD guideline for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/EDDL-standards-continue-to-evolve_2919.html
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