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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.”

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