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July 1, 2012
The ability to model a process to see if it meets project requirements and is economically viable enhances the conceptual design. Modeling gives engineers a means to identify the most promising processes, in terms of capital investment and return, and this can be particularly important when the project is environmentally oriented (a so-called green project). Did you ever consider producing a new product...
June 1, 2012
Plant-management software for increased integration, and more Siemens Industry Sector This company has expanded its Comos software solution for plant engineering and operation to include considerably enhanced functionality. Comos 10 now provides an enterprise platform for plant engineers and operators that can handle even the largest volumes of data. New functions allow project teams to collaborate with...
June 1, 2012
  A gas flare is an elevated vertical conveyance found accompanying oil wells, gas wells, drilling rigs, petroleum refineries, chemical plants, natural gas plants and so on. Although modern flare systems are specifically designed to reduce the thermal radiation, pollution and acoustic impact of a flare, a considerable amount of radiation is nevertheless emitted by an operational flare as a result of...
April 16, 2012
Aveva (Manchester, U.K.; has today announced the commercial release of a brand new product in its Aveva Plant portfolio, Aveva Laser Modeller, a 3D laser scanning software solution that can reduce brownfield facility intelligent 3D modeling time by up to 50%, says the company. Key customers have over the past 12 months played an integral role in the development and testing process of this...
April 1, 2012
At one time, the design of distillation columns and other major components for the chemical process industries (CPI) required engineers to make one-at-a-time calculations in order to project what-if scenarios covering the processes, equipment, raw materials and capital necessary for renovation or construction. If an engineer was fortunate, he or she might have had access to central computer facilities that...
March 21, 2012
Intergraph Corp. (Huntsville, Ala.; today released SmartPlant FreeView, a free .VUE viewer that allows users to display and navigate Intergraph 3D models and view associated plant properties. SmartPlant FreeView will open any Intergraph SmartPlant 3D and SmartMarine 3D projects published as a .VUE file. A user then may walk through the plant, ship or offshore model and select any object...
March 12, 2012
ClearEdge3D (Herndon, Va.; today released EdgeWise Plant 3.0, with six major new features to optimize and accelerate 3D-modeling workflows. The software automates the extraction of complex CAD pipe geometry from 3D laser-scanned data, dramatically reducing time to create accurate as-built 3D models of process plant facilities. These new features represent a significant step...
March 1, 2012
Thermodynamics cannot yield any information about the intermediate states of a given reacting system. These intermediate states are the subject matter of chemical kinetics, which studies reaction rates and mechanisms. Chemical kinetics will predict what chemicals are present while thermodynamics will predict the limits of distribution of those chemicals in the different phases [1]. The design and analysis...
February 1, 2012
Last month, this company released a completely new version of its software for batch chemical reactors simulation, BatchReactor. The new software combines detailed equipment modeling, reaction engineering and advanced numerical methods to create a state-of-the-art simulation environment...
January 10, 2012
ProSim (Toulouse, France;, which provides process simulation and optimization software to the chemical process industries (CPI), announces the release of a completely new version of BatchReactor, its software for batch chemical reactors simulation. The new software combines detailed equipment modeling, reaction engineering, and advanced numerical methods to create a state-of-the art...
December 1, 2011
  Because the benefits are many, roles for simulation software tools exist from planning and design of facilities through operations and everything in between. And thanks to enhancements, it’s becoming easier to use simulation alongside other software packages, while niche simulation tools are making complex processes easier and less expensive to implement. In general, process simulation...
November 22, 2011
The Siemens division Industry Automation (Nuremberg, Germany; has expanded Comos (, the software solution for complete plant management throughout the entire lifecycle of an industrial plant, with functions for productive front-end engineering and design (FEED). Comos FEED supports the user in the early planning of a plant.  As reported by the...
October 26, 2011
Intergraph (Huntsville, Ala.; has released the latest versions of its next-generation plant, offshore and materials handling design solutions, SmartPlant 3D, SmartMarine 3D and SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition. Collectively known as Smart 3D, they are said to be the process, power and marine industries’ most advanced and most productive design solutions with a focus on...
October 11, 2011
Engineering software developer Aveva Group, PLC (Cambridge, U.K.; released Aveva Engineering, a new product where the full definition of tagged engineering items (including equipment, lines and others) can be developed by multidisciplinary teams of specialist engineers working concurrently. Users can benefit from more effective management, control and exploitation of data as well as a...
October 11, 2011
Aveva  (Cambridge, U.K.; has released Aveva Engineering, a new product where the full definition of tagged engineering items (equipment, lines and so on) can be developed by multi-disciplinary teams of specialist engineers working concurrently. Users can benefit from more effective management, control and exploitation of data as well as a reduced impact of change on cost, schedule...
September 1, 2011
More physics means more applications with this CFD software STAR-CCM+ Version 6.04 is this company’s latest release of its CFD- (computational fluid dynamics) focused engineering simulation software (photo). The new release aims to: further expand the application coverage through the addition of new, validated physics; to further improve quality, robustness and speed of the meshing technology; and to...
June 1, 2011
A common practice in the chemical process industries (CPI) is to implement so-called value- maximization projects (VMP) to increase production or reduce production costs in order to increase profit margins. With such projects, one main objective of the design team is to incur minimum capital expenditures. Because most VMPs aim to increase throughput or production yield, many such projects involve changes...
May 18, 2011
A new post-processing tool for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis allows engineers to more easily manipulate and manage data from multiple simulations. Known as Chorus, the software package can quickly analyze up to thousands of...
March 28, 2011
Version 5.0 of Tgrid advanced mesh-generation software introduces new tools and enhanced capabilities to generate high-quality meshes more efficiently. Tgrid technology is a...
March 28, 2011
The latest release of EDEM, Version 2.0, is said to set a new benchmark in particle simulation modeling software. EDEM 2.0 is now the fastest and most-highly parallelized discrete-element-modeling...
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