Process Modeling Software Includes Flare Analyzer, Portability Feature

Honeywell recently announced two key enhancements to its UniSim® Design simulation software that provide engineers a greater range of tools to build and test plant processes. The simulation and modeling software will include a flare analyzer that enables process engineers to design, improve and optimize industrial flare systems. Additionally, UniSim Design will support XML-based case portability to allow users to share process design information with ASPEN HYSYS®, HTFS and HTFS+ offered by AspenTech. Both features should be available in early 2010.

UniSim Design’s interactive software allows engineers to create and analyze both steady-state and dynamic models for plant design, performance monitoring, troubleshooting, operational improvement, business planning and asset management. The addition of the flare analyzer will allow users to create more-complete models of their processes and further improve overall plant efficiency. Flare systems are integral parts of many industrial processes where proper design and analysis is required to promote safe and efficient operations.

Additionally, the new case-portability feature delivers greater flexibility by enabling Honeywell and AspenTech simulation users to access each other’s process models. This is an especially critical enhancement for manufacturers with multiple divisions that use different simulation tools, or that employ third-party design firms. It also is beneficial for companies transitioning from one solution to the other.

"These UniSim Design enhancements provide users with a more comprehensive simulation solution and provide for collaboration both in and outside their organizations," said Ashish Gaikwad, advanced solutions director for Honeywell Process Solutions. "These enhancements fall in line with our approach of improving overall plant safety, reliability and efficiency by giving personnel greater access to the most relevant information."

UniSim Design is a component of the UniSim family of software and engineering services, which offers simulation solutions for design, performance monitoring, optimization, operator training and business planning capabilities for the oil and gas production, gas processing, petroleum, refining, metals and chemical industries.

For more information about UniSim and other Honeywell solutions that improve overall plant safety, reliability and efficiency, please visit: http://www.honeywell.com/ps.

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