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Process Modeling Software: Get Real About Your Simulations

Address a variety of issues that can undermine validity and accuracy.

By Andrew Sloley, Contributing Editor
Apr 4, 2016

Process modeling software usually plays a key role in estimating operating conditions, evaluating unit and equipment performance, and designing and modifying plants. Advances in computing power and software ease-of-use have enhanced capabilities. Nevertheless, reports of improperly designed equipment and processes remain common. So, let’s look at one human factor and some technical issues that can cause simulation failures.

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