To reap the most benefit from an advanced process control (APC) system, users need to know how to analyze and monitor the APC's performance.
Computing and Systems Engineering
Christian Wollblad, Ed Fontes, Henrik von Schenck, Phil Byrne
Improve your modeling skills to construct accurate, effective meshes that simulate or optimize a process in less time.
Jill Barson Gilbert
Information technology issues are just as important as business and environmental, health and safety considerations. Follow these ten tips to deply an effective EMIS with a positive return on investment.
Reactions and Separations
Ahmad H. Haidari, Andre Bakker, Elizabeth M. Marshall
Using computational fluid dynamics to design commercial-size batch and continuous reactors can eliminate subjective experience and empiricism, leading to better-designed, more-efficient units.
Reactions and Separations
Joel B. Christian
Simulation that includes aqueous modeling can also account for full vapor/liquid/solid equilibria modeling, including redox chemistry.
Andrew Vieler, Marco S. Satyr, Oscar Santollani , Rajeev Agarwal, Yau-Kun Li
Running sophisticated process simulations does not guarantee correct results. You need to understand the thermodynamic assumptions underlying the program and how to ensure proper applications.
Andy Howell, Kevin Hanson, Vikas Dhole, Wayne Sim
Asset owners who integrate the process engineering, operations and business lifecycles of their facilities can improve return-on-capital by up to 4%. Use this virtual-asset model (VAM) to optimize your business assets.
On The Horizon
Anthony Cugini, Chris Guenther, Jinghai Li, Madhava Syamlal, Ning Yang, Wei Ge, Wei Wang
Computational science will play a key role in accelerating technology development and in the realization of virtual process engineering.
Brian E. Hartman, Jospeh S. Alford Jr., Prashant B. Kokitkar
Avoid large work queues by proactively anticipating the resource needs of your company using dynamic capacity models.
Irving J. Dunn, Ronald A. Shelden
Simulation methods offer a way to study the influence of control algorithms and their parameters
Andrew Vieler, Marco S. Satyro, Rajeev Agarwal, Yau-Kun Li, Oscar Santollani
Simulation software is a commonly used design tool, thanks mainly to its availability on the desktop. However, one has to understand thermodynamic basics before accepting the desktop's final answer.
Anil K. Mehrotra, Dharmendra Tiwary
The isobaric and adiabatic mixing of process streams can yield an outlet stream temperature that is either in between, higher than, or lower than the inlet stream temperatures. This article uses simulation to explore temperature-change scenarios in...
Reactions and Separations
Henry Z. Kister
Be careful of these key issues that may generate differences between a distillation-tower simulation and its actual performance. Simulations do not always square with nuts-and-bolts reality.
Follow these nine simple rules to avoid common pitfalls and get better results.
Get a jump on process development by addressing environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues together early in the design and development cycle. The result will be a better process and lower costs.
Bob Karschnia, Peter Zornio
Innovation drives the growth of wireless technology, as successful applications demonstrate cost savings, reliability, safety, and ease of use.
Fluids and Solids Handling
Aimee McKane , Vestal Tutterow, Don Casada
Identify ways to minimize the lifecycle costs of your pumping system
You really can't guarantee that applications work correctly unless you take specific steps to validate the software.
Francesco Citro, Reuel Shinnar
To stay competitive in today's economic climate, rapid and effective assessments of new technologies is a must. Requiring a minimal amount of data, this powerful method can effectively evaluate new ideas and research programs at an early stage...
Chorng H. Twu, Vince Tassone, Wayne Sim
Understanding the strengths and limitations of a cubic equation of state (CEOS) is crucial for selecting the right one for your flowsheet simulation.
Maintain state of the art industrial automation and control systems (IACS) by using these steps to support an effective patch management program and implement it with minimum risk.
Aspen Plus is on of the most popular process simulation software programs used industrially and academically. Though the software is available at many corporations and universities, there are no textbooks which are dedicated to teaching the step-by-step use of the software. This book is designed to...
Learn to apply modeling and parameter estimation tools and strategies to chemicalprocesses using your personal computer This book introduces readers to powerful parameter estimation and computational methods for modeling complex chemical reactions and reaction processes. It presents useful...
Chemical Reactor Design and Control uses process simulators like Matlab, Aspen Plus, and Aspen Dynamics to study the design of chemical reactors and their dynamic control. There are numerous books that focus on steady-state reactor design. There are no books that consider practical control systems...
As the world continues to seek new sources of energy, the distillation process remains one of the most important separation methods in the chemical, petroleum, and energy industries. And as new renewable sources of energy and chemical feedstocks become more universally utilized, the issues of...
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