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November 6, 2014
Comsol, Inc. (Burlington, Mass.; www.comsol.com) says it redefines the engineering simulation market with the release of COMSOL Multiphysics software version 5.0, featuring extensive product updates, three new add-on products, and the new and revolutionary Application Builder. With the Application Builder, the power and accuracy of COMSOL Multiphysics is now accessible to everyone through the use of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Comsol-releases-Multiphysics-5-0-with-new-Application-Builder_12400.html
November 1, 2014
Track energy consumption with this new software This month, this company is releasing Energy Performance Analytics (EP-Analytics; photo), a software tool that uses energy performance indicators (EnPI) to track how energy is being consumed in a plant, identifies gaps between EnPI targets and actual performance, and helps to identify countermeasures to improve energy performance. The EP-Analytics software is...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Focus-on-Simulation-and-Modeling-Software_12332.html
November 1, 2014
Experiments are done to quantify cause-and-effect relationships between adjustable parameters (inputs, factors, x) and the results (outputs, responses, y). They help to answer questions like: How do the ingredients and proportions of a mixture (inputs) influence its properties (outputs)? How do process parameters like temperature and stir-rate (inputs) influence the yield of a reaction and the purity of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Design-of-Experiments-DoE-Optimizing-Products-and-Processes-Efficiently_12335.html
October 30, 2014
CD-adapco (London, U.K.; www.cd-adapco.com), the largest privately held CFD (computational fluid dynamics) focused provider of computer-aided-engineering software, has released STAR-CCM+ v9.06. The new release allows engineers to get simulations closer to the final product by accounting for factors that are likely to significantly influence the performance of a design in operation. Throughput improvements...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/STAR-CCM+-v9-06-breaks-new-ground-with-sophisticated-modeling-applications_12378.html
August 1, 2014
Several market conditions, including availability of light crude oilds in the U.S., low natural-gas prices and improving macroeconomics, are driving debottlenecking projects related to columns in both petroleum refining and chemical settings. Fortunately, the process-simulation tools that can be used to perform the front-end of these projects have advanced significantly in the past several years...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Distillation-Column-Thermal-Optimization-Employing-Simulation-Software_12028.html
July 30, 2014
Aveva (Cambridge, U.K.; www.aveva.com) has launched AVEVA Information Standards Manager (AVEVA ISM), a software product that enables both EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractors and asset owner operators to achieve greater control over critical engineering information across their projects and enterprises. It does this by rationalizing existing class libraries and imposing consistent...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Aveva-launches-a-new-application-for-governing-asset-information_12051.html
February 1, 2014
Last month saw the release of COMSOL Multiphysics Version 4.4, with a number of upgraded tools for multiphysics simulations. Among the new features are: a new Desktop interface for Windows...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Perform-more-simulations-with-this-multiphysics-software_11423.html
February 1, 2014
Beginning with the early days of automated multivariable control in the 1980s, the trend has always been toward the use of larger matrices and more models. Today’s multivariable controllers commonly comprise dozens of variables and hundreds of models. But the next big advancement in multivariable control may be a shift toward the use of small-matrix, model-less multivariable control practice...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Small-matrix-Model-less-Multivariable-Control_11446.html
September 9, 2013
Aveva (Cambridge, U.K.; www.aveva.com) VEVA announced today that it has further strengthened its 3D plant-design software product, AVEVA PDMS. Responding to customer requests, the added enhancements further improve design efficiency on major capital projects. “The focus for this release is piping improvements and enhanced integration,” says Bruce Douglas, senior vice-president, EDS Strategy...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/AVEVA-PDMS-delivers-major-new-piping-capabilities_10976.html
August 1, 2013
Modeling and simulation are at the heart of chemical engineering design and operations today, whether it is using traditional process flowsheeting tools, computational fluid dynamics, advanced process-modeling environments, or specific equipment design packages (Figure 1). However, much of this modeling is currently performed in isolated “silos” within organizations.  Figure 1. Advanced...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Modeling-Optimized-Processes_10790.html
August 1, 2013
  Last month, this company today announced the release of gSOLIDS 3.0, an integrated drag & drop graphical flowsheeting environment for process engineers and scientists in industries where particulate processes play an integral part, such as pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Major-software-update-for-solids-process-design-and-operation_10796.html
August 1, 2013
Raw materials and energy represent two of the largest expenses in the chemical process industries (CPI). Energy reduction is necessary to sustain cost-effective production and manage capacity in the ever-changing CPI marketplace. Process simulation software can prove extremely valuable in evaluating energy reduction potential. This article discusses the successful application of process simulation software...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Absorber-Optimization-Employing-Process-Simulation-Software_10822.html
June 28, 2013
Process Systems Enterprise Ltd. (PSE; London, U.K.; www.psenterprise.com) today announced the release of gSOLIDS 3.0, an integrated drag & drop graphical flowsheeting environment for process engineers and scientists in industries where particulate processes play an integral part, such as pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, agrochemicals, food processing, consumer goods and minerals and mining. gSOLIDS 3.0...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/PSE-releases-major-update-of-gSOLIDS-for-solids-process-design-and-operation_10716.html
April 11, 2013
Intergraph (Huntsville, Ala.; www.intergraoph.com) announces the launch of SmartPlant Cloud, the company’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, a dynamic cloud-computing environment to support the entire SmartPlant Enterprise portfolio. SmartPlant Cloud removes the need for customer hardware and infrastructure and allows users to access SmartPlant Enterprise applications, project and plant...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Intergraph-launches-SmartPlant-Cloud_10417.html
April 8, 2013
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany: www.siemens.com/industryautomation) and Bentley Systems Systems (Exton, Pa.; www.bently.com) announced today at the Hannover Messe that they are stepping up their strategic collaboration, focusing on the process industry sector in fields such as chemicals, energy, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas. Both companies are targeting increased...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Siemens-and-Bentley-extend-collaboration-to-the-process-industry_10411.html
January 8, 2013
Aveva Solutions Ltd. (Aveva; Cambridge, U.K.; www.aveva.com) announced today the commercial availability of its brand-new plant design software, AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D), setting a new level of performance for major capital engineering projects. AVEVA E3D drives the adoption of Lean Construction by enabling engineering, procurement and construction contractors (EPCs) to break down barriers between...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Aveva-announces-the-commercial-availability-of-AVEVA-Everything3D_10103.html
December 1, 2012
While almost all chemical processors employ simulation software during the early design stages of new plants or new lines, simulation vendors say best-in-class facilities take the powerful tools further and use them for improving operations and profitability. And, across the board, software providers are working hard to make their most recent applications more user-friendly and accessible, so that more...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Simulation-for-the-Masses_9982.html
October 1, 2012
With the new release, EdgeWise MEP for Autodesk Revit, users can now, for the first time, bring extracted pipes, conduits and other cylindrical mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) elements directly into Revit. This new MEP software...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/New-piping-software-slashes-time-for-modeling-workflows_9792.html
October 1, 2012
Last month saw the release of V15.18, the latest version of Gridgen software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation. Gridgen V15.18 is said to increase the recovery of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/New-features-offered-in-this-latest-CFD-software_9797.html
October 1, 2012
In order to detect unexpected torsional and lateral vibrations in mechanical drive systems, computer simulation is crucial to determine the dynamic behavior of rotating machinery. This company offers a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Software-simulates-vibrations-to-keep-machinery-healthy_9799.html
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