Rigorous Online Modelling with Equation-Based Optimization
Process Optimization is industry-leading technology for real-time optimization that can generate precise operating information to improve performance and give operators the ability to make informed decisions at an expedited rate.
Optimization is where operations and economics meet. Process Optimization, based on first principle simulation, can sharpen plant performance and profits with typical benefits ranging from $0.05 to $0.25/bbl throughput, with a payback period of one year or less. Process Optimization also extends beyond purely process optimization enabling refinery/plant performance monitoring, troubleshooting and rigorous engineering studies.
Process Optimization uses real-time process and economic data to determine set points that guarantee maximum operating profit while satisfying all regulatory requirements.
Scalable and Maintainable Optimization Solution
Designed specifically to address the need for real-time, nonlinear optimization of continuous processes, Process Optimization uses real-time process and economic data to determine set points that guarantee maximum operating profit while satisfying all regulatory requirements.
Process Optimization employs first principle simulation techniques with proven data reconciliation and optimization technologies to provide maximum, sustainable plant performance, and increased return on investment.
Evaluation of “What if” Scenarios
Process Optimization provides a Microsoft Excel-based and flowsheet-based interface to enable offline “what-if” scenarios, using precise models that represent your plant’s actual operating conditions.
Process Optimization models can also be used for procurement planning, and for evaluating the benefits of process changes.
Automated Optimization and Reporting
Process Optimization’s Real-time System (RTS) provides an integrated, graphical scheduling environment that enables users to automate optimization and reporting. Using RTS, users can easily define complex event sequences for closed loop optimization without user intervention.
Task sequences can be scheduled to run daily, weekly, or at any preset interval. They can also be dynamically controlled when specific conditions, such as reaching steady state, are met.
Results Visualisation and Key Performance Indicators
Process Optimization’s industry-proven results can be visualised quickly using embedded web page reporting and via the Intelligence application for web-based dashboards — displaying key performance indicators and other important operations information.
Integrated Modelling Makes Optimization Easy
Process Optimization is the only complete process optimization solution that integrates heat and material balance rigorous simulation, data reconciliation, gross error detection, economic optimization, and performance monitoring into a single user environment. Its online modelling and optimization capabilities utilise industry-proven thermodynamic methods and data to generate highly accurate operating information. This enables managers to react quickly and precisely to changes in market pressures, energy costs, and equipment performance. Process Optimization’s integrated interface and drag-and-drop functionality minimises the user’s learning curve and accelerates real economic benefits. Its equation-based optimization engine is unmatched in modelling large processes.