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The Changing Face of Simulation

By Joy LePree |

Easier-to-use features and simplified integration lead to new applications for simulation software Simulation software and its capabilities have come a long way in recent years. The latest versions include easier-to-use and more advanced features, increased computing speeds and simplified integration with other simulation programs, as well as data analytics and Industry 4.0 technologies. These modern features allow today’s simulation tools to be employed in a variety of applications throughout the lifecycle of a plant. As a result, chemical processors are using simulation not only for design and optimization tasks, but also for other challenges, such as increasing safety and avoiding operational risk, achieving sustainability goals and training employees.   Simplifying simulation While simulation has become the de facto method for designing and optimizing processes in the chemical process industries (CPI), for many years, users didn’t apply the technology to other types of analysis, such as overall profitability, safety issues or smaller engineering problems, because it took too long to get an answer or because the simulators were too difficult to set up and use. As a result, some software providers have built solutions…
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