[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Aspen Technology has available the V8.4 release of aspenONE software. The unified engineering environment features Activated Exchanger Design and Rating (EDR) and updates to Activated Energy and Activated Economics in Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus. In addition, the new software adds crude assay data and new reactor models for refinery modelling with Aspen HYSYS and expands solids models for chemicals in Aspen Plus.
Updated Activation capabilities in V8.4 software include Activated EDR - an all-new Activation capability to optimise heat exchanger design and operation. From within the Aspen Plus and Aspen HYSYS engineering environment, users can do rigorous heat exchanger design and view heat exchanger status to quickly perform revamp studies and debottlenecking.
Another capability is Activated Energy, which automates pinch analysis for non-experts and adds the ability to group process units in a flow diagram and optimise energy across the grouping. Activated Energy also identifies optimum design modifications for energy savings and automatically recommends lower cost utilities that are available.
Activated Economics, powered by AspenTech’s proprietary costing engine and cost estimation software, now adds cost overlays.
Additionally, V8.4 includes expanded conceptual solids models, which bridge process engineering and particle science and extends solids modelling to non-experts. Using AspenTech’s solids models, including two new operating units - spray dryers and fluidised bed reactors - both process engineers and particle scientists are able to build designs in parallel using a common frame of reference for faster and more efficient process design.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]