WEBINAR - Simulation Driven Engineering for Process Utilities

3 May 2017
Oil & Gas, Utility, Chemical, FEED

Process engineers in the Oil & Gas, Utility and Chemical industries use simulation tools to develop and optimize process designs (reduce CAPEX) during Front End Engineering Design (FEED).

Existing simulation tools are tied to legacy software / hardware architectures and legacy user interfaces, often requiring specialized knowledge to operate. This poses a major challenge in knowledge retention due to an ageing workforce or attrition of existing talent. Any plant’s lifecycle involves a multi-step process starting from FEED. Each step involves one or more modeling tools that are likely different from what was used in the previous step. Other than increased engineering effort, this might result in a less than optimal design for the entire process that not only impacts CAPEX but also increases operating costs.

Increased global competition, pricing pressure and energy alternatives are driving the need for a new approach to sustain competitiveness. In addition, the next generation of workers also expects modern, scalable and easy to use solutions with technology they now take for granted—high speed Internet access, mobile devices, touch screens and virtual reality. Recent R&D developments have created new process simulation software that allows multiple global users to collaborate within the same model at the same time, improving collaboration and workforce productivity while reducing CAPEX through fully optimized design. The new paradigm uses a single simulation platform as a single common point for the entire FEED process. 

SimCentral is built from the ground up, to enhance workforce productivity for creating optimum designs to reduce CAPEX. Our new paradigm uses a single simulation platform as the basis for engineering throughout the plant lifecycle. 

At Schneider Electric, we are calling this new paradigm “Simulation Driven Engineering”. 

The benefits include: 

 •Unified Lifecycle Engineering: One environment to support steady state, fluid flow, and dynamic modelling 

  •Agile Process Development: Promotion of collaboration by allowing users to work concurrently on the same model, across departments and regional time zones and between Engineering Procurement and Construction companies 

 •Entices the Next Generation: Modern software architecture and interfaces in exceeding the expectations of users to accelerate adoption, usage and time-to-value 

Join this webcast on May 3 (2017) at 1.00pm Singapore Time to learn how you can optimize process utilities design through “Simulation Driven Engineering” for reduced CAPEX and improved profitability. Duration is 1 hour.

For more information, kindly contact us at: softwaremarketing.ap@schneider-electric.com