SimSci-Esscor Releases Enhanced Steady-State Simulator For Safety Systems and Pressure Relief Networks

  • April 13, 2005
  • Schneider Electric
  • News
LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA, USA - April 13, 2005 - The SimSci-Esscor unit of Invensys Process Systems today announced the release of version 5.0 of its VISUAL FLOW simulation program. Version 5.0 features enhanced SIM4ME thermodynamics, improved reporting capabilities, and more efficient data entry workflows. Used in the design and modeling of safety systems and pressure relief networks, the VISUAL FLOW simulation software provides a complete solution for a variety of industries including oil and gas production, gas processing, refining, petrochemicals, chemicals, and engineering and construction. VISUAL FLOW software provides process and safety engineers with rigorous steady-state simulation for designing, documenting, and modeling plant fluid-flow systems. The seamless integration of SIM4ME thermodynamics provides users with access to extensive component databanks, more than 35 thermodynamic modeling methods including equations of state and generalized correlations, thus improving the range and accuracy of flow models for the process industries."Plants increasingly require sophisticated solutions in the form of simple-to-use environments that will deliver fast, reliable, and accurate answers to their toughest questions, from the rating of complex relief systems to highly looped cooling water systems," said Jim Browne, SimSci-Esscor's fluid flow product manager. "The enhancements we've added to this version of VISUAL FLOW software make it easy for customers to integrate the information and thermodynamic calculations they need to ensure safer design and operation in their plants." A translator allows users to automatically upgrade existing simulation models to the new SIM4ME-based thermodynamics. The simplified pull-down menus and point-and-click options in the new version require a minimum amount of information from users to develop and execute simulation models. Cost reduction and increased engineering efficiency can be achieved because engineers require less time to develop models for each application. The solution also enables consistency and reproducibility through its standardized processes. VISUAL FLOW simulation software was developed to model the toughest single and multiphase fluid-flow systems by using point-by-point thermodynamics and pressure drop calculations. It is ideal for applications including the design and rating of flare networks, line sizing, relief valve sizing or rating, and vessel de-pressuring. This release is part of SimSci-Esscor's continuing commitment to enhancing simulation technology and application within the SIM4ME common modeling environment. SimSci-Esscor simulation solutions are developed to increase engineering productivity and boost overall asset/plant profitability by enabling users to improve the accuracy of process engineering design and operational analysis of decision support.About

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