You are currently viewing: News



11-07-2012

KBC's Petro-SIM 4.1 improves furnace-heat exchanger monitoring with model-data collaboration

KBC Advanced Technologies plc (KBC) announces the release of version 4.1 of Petro-SIM and the KBC SIM Suite, the world’s leading process simulation system for downstream. Petro-SIM 4.1 continues the tradition of providing the best modeling platform for refiners, petrochemical and gas processing plants, from individual units to plant-wide modeling, and expands upon the unique new functionality introduced in Version 4.0. Users can take advantage of the inherent capabilities of Petro-SIM as well as leverage KBC’s industry-leading SIM Suite reactor models to improve operations, planning, and capital investment.

Petro-SIM breaks through the barriers to accurate heat transfer calculations to:
* Improve profit margins by monitoring exchanger fouling and optimising cleaning
* Predict heat exchanger pressure drop more accurately
* Improve furnace and heater operations with prediction and tracking of coke lay down, giving you better tools to predict run length
Realise high resolution compositional analysis and tracking through:
* Higher fidelity in the tracking of refinery streams that carry consistently through the flowsheet and the SIM Reactor suite
* Increased consistency between models used at all levels of the planning cycle
* Enhanced usability and predictive capability for Isomerisation reactors alongside continuing reactor technology enhancements
Centralise the use of your models and better utilise your data:
* Collaborate through model, case, study and assay data synchronization technology
* Update your models by directly connecting real-time process and laboratory data
* Improve data quality with enhanced data reconciliation
“KBC is pleased to deliver the latest upgrades to Petro-SIM and the SIM reactor suite. From customer feedback and the extensive use of the software in major KBC consulting projects, we have added a number of high value features that further distinguish Petro-SIM. KBC is committed to a high quality, high value and high resolution engineering process simulation suite for the downstream industry,” commented Andy Howell, executive vice president of software at KBC.

“In this 4.1 release, we have taken the first steps toward fully integrating our energy analysis and management software, incorporating our preheat train analysis and cleaning optimisation technology. This starts to allow the optimisation of hydrocarbon throughput and energy efficiency in a single model. KBC believes that this integration provides a new and very valuable way of working for the global downstream industry.”

For more information, please visit www.kbcat.com

Sponsor : 

Other News Items

World’s largest LNG market welcomes foremost gas event

Global leaders to gather in Japan for 2017’s leading gas and LNG event. Japan will remain the largest LNG buyer in the world through to 2025[1] according to the ...

01-12-2016

King Salman inaugurates SADARA and SATORP in Jubail

The two projects are among the biggest in their industries worldwide, will further stimulate Saudi Arabia’s economic growth, and will create investment and job ...

01-12-2016

Jacobs wins feasibility study contract for Borealis chemical plant

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, has received a contract to complete a feasibility study for a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant located at the existing Borealis production ...

30-11-2016

Metso's installed base management services for field devices

Metso's Installed Base Management Services enables the oil and gas industry to be better prepared for turnarounds and improves the long-term availability and reliability ...

29-11-2016

MAN Diesel & Turbo secures orders from Iranian oil and gas industry

With a double-digit million order volume, MAN will deliver two turbomachinery trains of its ReTPac concept (Refinery Train Package) to a refinery about 450 km south of ...

28-11-2016

AspenTech introduces aspenONE® asset performance management

Aspen Technology, Inc, a leading provider of software and services to the process industries, today announced the introduction of a new product suite, aspenONE® Asset ...

28-11-2016

Veolia to provide wastewater treatment plant for Jazan refinery

The Jazan complex will feature a power plant with a total capacity of 4,000 MW. Veolia will engineer and procure a wastewater treatment facility for the power plant, ...

28-11-2016

Process condensate purification facility at Neft Omsk refinery approved

A project for the construction of a process condensate purification facility at the Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery has been approved by federal agency ...

28-11-2016

Samsung engineering receives the WangNoi gas plant contract from PTT

Samsung Engineering was awarded an EPCC contract from PTT Public Company Ltd., a Thailand state-owned oil & gas company, for a gas compressor station project worth ...

23-11-2016

Engen refinery simulated emergency exercise

Engen Refinery places the highest premium on safety and carries out regular emergency response exercises to test and perfect preparedness for dealing with incidents that ...

21-11-2016