Optimisation Software New Software for Petrochemical and Refinery Processes

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Invensys announces the release of a new process optimisation software version for petrochemical and refinery processes. The new version 6.0 allows for an online communication with simulation tools or process software solutions using the OPC-UA standard.

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(Picture: Invenys)
(Picture: Invenys)

London/United Kingdom – Software supplier Invensys releases version 6.0 of its SimSci-Esscor ROMeo optimisation software. The new version incorporates four new refinery process models that simulate and optimise reforming, coking, isomerisation and visbreaking units for applications in the petrochemical industry. In addition, the new software now is able to openly share information using the Object Linking & Embedding for Process Control-Unified Architecture standard. This feature allows the ROMeo software to interoperate with Invesys' simulation tools like Dynsim, Pro/II or the Archestra workflow software, as well as third party solutions that employ the OPC-UA standard.

“Implementing these standards and including new process models reinforces our commitment to providing the open technology solutions our customers need to achieve operational excellence,” said Harpreet Gulati, director of design and optimisation at Invensys Operations Management. “Our SimSci-Esscor ROMeo software allows refiners to improve crude selection, evaluate crude supply and reliably predict refinery yields and qualities, as well as determine the potential for improving yields of higher-value products. In addition, by integrating it with our Wonderware Intelligence enterprise manufacturing intelligence software, which enhances the ability to analyse real-time plant operating data, the ROMeo software allows plant personnel to make informed decisions that reduce operating costs, increase throughput and maximise profit.”

The SimSci-Esscor ROMeo software can be integrated in refining, petrochemical or gas processing applications where it is used to handle equipment monitoring, utilities optimisation and material balance in open- or closed-loop mode. It can be used in a Microsoft Windows environment.