Aspen releases new process optimisation software

Delivers new solids modeling, energy analysis

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Aspen releases new process optimisation software Aspen: It is now easier to generate optimised process simulations for the hydrocarbon industry.
By Staff Writer Published  December 14, 2012

Process industry software and services provider Aspen Technology Inc this week announced the release of aspenONE V8 software.

The release delivers a new version of Aspen HYSYS; solids modeling functionality (acquired from SolidSim earlier this year) integrated within Aspen Plus; the new Aspen PIMS Platinum; a new version of Aspen Collaborative Demand Manager; and new tools for advanced process control, energy and economic analysis.

"With aspenONE V8, new and occasional users become proficient faster, and experienced users can do more," said Aspen.

"This is critical for process industry companies facing workforce development and skills shortages.  Usability and visualisation enhancements in aspenONE V8 also enable users to collaborate more easily, shortening project times and increasing productivity."

Highlights of the new products and innovations in aspenONE V8 include a new Aspen HYSYS, an energy industry process simulator. The new version has a redesigned interface, streamlined workflow and interactive analysis. 

"The new HYSYS makes it faster and easier to generate optimised process simulations for the hydrocarbon industry, from upstream to refining," said Aspen.

Also included is solids modeling integrated within the simulation environment. 

"The integration of recently acquired SolidSim technology into Aspen Plus eliminates silos between previously disparate solids and liquids modeling processes," said Aspen. 

"This makes it possible to optimize all chemical processes together for the first time."

The new "Activate" feature in Aspen Plus and Aspen HYSYS allows process engineers to find energy and capital cost savings faster, according to Aspen. 

"Through activated energy, process engineers can identify ways to change designs to reduce energy, saving design time and future operating cost.  Employing activated economics, process engineers can apply science rather than intuition to ensuring the best use of capital," said Aspen.

 "Our product teams are passionate about developing breakthroughs in process software, finding new ways for customers to optimse their operations," said Manolis Kotzabasakis, executive vice president, Products, AspenTech.

"AspenONE V8 extends the boundaries of process optimisation; our customers are very excited by the value it is already delivering.  As we continue to make aspenONE software easier to use, more process industry professionals will be able to work together to make faster and more profitable decisions for their companies."

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