Push Process Performance with Accurate Modeling Insights
With limited knowledge of the clearance behind you, you might risk hitting another vehicle in a tight parking lot. You can avoid an accident by leaving extra space and readjusting multiple times. This will take longer, however, and may invite the potential ridicule of anyone watching.
Like parking a car, it’s important to have insight into your constraints when operating a gas plant. Without such insights, buffers need to be put into place to ensure process units in the plant operate consistently within the constraints set by production specifications, environmental regulations and equipment limitations. This is especially true for the Sulfur Recovery Unit.
With increased prediction accuracy and a reduced need for buffer zones, organizations can improve current and planned operations, be more poised for effective troubleshooting, and be able to consider more options for both improvement and greenfield projects—ultimately saving operating and capital costs.
Process simulation tools tailored for complex units can help engineers better understand how the process responds to changes, how to optimize operations, and how to prevent and manage potentially damaging scenarios.
Aspen HYSYS® has long been the leader for process simulation in the oil and gas industry. In recent years, AspenTech has introduced higher fidelity technologies for modeling the entire gas process, and has most recently introduced Sulsim™ Sulfur Recovery for more accurate, empirical modeling of the Sulfur Recovery Unit.
Mauro A. Galbiati, a process manager from Siirtec Nigi S.p.A, an engineering and contracting company based in Italy, says this about Sulsim Sulfur Recovery:
“With Sulsim Sulfur Recovery in Aspen HYSYS, we can maintain one simulation solution with the precision and accuracy of Sulsim, but with the ease of use and broadness of Aspen HYSYS, to significantly streamline our work, saving us time and effort. With added improvements that will allow us to optimize different scenarios and configurations for the Sulfur Recovery Unit, we can better address the needs of our clients.”
Sulsim was acquired from Sulfur Experts. It has been used in industry for decades, and has been proven to be one of the most accurate simulators of this process. Users can use Sulsim Sulfur Recovery in Aspen HYSYS and have confidence in making guarantees on specifications or meeting targets in operation.
Sulsim Sulfur Recovery in Aspen HYSYS uses a specialized property package and a subflowsheet with 33 unit operations. Sulsim Sulfur Recovery has been validated against plant data as well as the standalone Sulsim by Sulfur Experts and Aspen Technology independently.
With the release of Aspen HYSYS V9, everything possible in Sulsim 7 is available and additional features were added.
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