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Latest aspenONE V8 software reduces design time

Aspen Technology has released the aspenONE V8 edition.

This  version delivers an enhanced version of Aspen HYSYS; solids modelling functionality integrated within Aspen Plus; a new version of Aspen Collaborative Demand Manager, and innovations in advanced process control, energy and economic analysis.

One of the many challenges that engineers face is the time and effort that it takes to learn to use new software. With the intuitive user interface of aspenONE V8, new and occasional users rapidly become proficient with the products, and experienced users can more easily derive greater benefits.

Usability and visualisation enhancements in aspenONE V8 also enable users to collaborate more easily, shortening project times and increasing productivity.

“Recent huge investments in LNG plants, and the continuing expansion of our E&C customers supporting the chemical, oil & gas, and mining industries demand greater functionality and more intuitive operation from our modelling and optimisation software tools,” comments Steven Kratsis, Director Area Sales, AspenTech Australia, “Our recently launched aspen ONE V8 satisfies both of these requirements and more.”

aspenONE V8 now features a new Aspen HYSYS version. The process simulator redefines simulation usability with a redesigned interface, streamlined workflow and interactive analysis.

The new HYSYS makes it easier to generate optimised process simulations for the hydrocarbon industry – from upstream to refining.

“The innovations that AspenTech has introduced in aspenONE V8 will help Petrofac optimise designs for customers, reduce project risks and improve the quality and speed of our process engineering work,” says Christo Viljoen, Director of Engineering Solutions Group at Petrofac, one of the world's leading oilfield service companies.

Also included is the integration of recently acquired SolidSim technology into Aspen Plus eliminating silos between previously disparate solids and liquids modelling processes. This makes it possible to optimise all chemical processes together for the first time.

Both Aspen Plus and Aspen HYSYS now incorporate an ‘Activate’ function. This industry first in process optimisation allows process engineers to find energy and capital cost savings.

Through activated energy, process engineers can identify ways to change process designs to reduce energy consumption.

Phil Edwards, Staff Scientist – Process Modelling Specialist at SABIC, a Saudi Arabian manufacturer of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals comments, “Activated analysis in Aspen Plus V8 makes it very easy to see key performance indicators including capital and operating costs, energy demand, and carbon footprint. This feature maintains awareness of key cost drivers and helps guide better decisions.”

The new Adaptive Process Control functionality automates many of the tasks that traditionally required costly control engineering resources.

A modelling environment for the energy industry.APC creates a continuous process of assessing plant model quality, collecting current data, and generating new models as the behaviour of the plant changes over time.

“The new Adaptive Process Control is game changing technology,” maintains Sriram Ramaganesan, Director, APC, Valero Energy.

“We achieved the objective of obtaining quality data without unduly disturbing the process or sacrificing economic objectives. The operators hardly noticed there was a step test going on. I think this technology will greatly improve our ability to work on multiple units in parallel.”

To support the additional functionality and increased data manipulation, a new Aspen Collaborative Demand Manager provides the user with the information granularity customers need to manage different forecasting requirements.

Process manufacturers can improve demand forecast accuracy to increase customer service levels, reduce excess inventory, and provide better input to purchasing decisions.

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