KBC releases new version of process simulation tech to support green energy
The move expands simulation capabilities for renewable fuels, an expanding variety of bio feedstocks, energy efficiency, and environmental protection
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KBC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation, announced the release of Petro-SIM 7.2 process simulation software, which is at the core of KBC's award winning process digital twin. The release expands simulation capabilities for renewable fuels, an expanding variety of bio feedstocks, energy efficiency, and environmental protection. New tools account for emissions from combustion sources and manage energy efficiency. Process design engineers benefit from the integration with MySEP technology. In addition, there are new features for plant monitoring and operator training.
Petro-SIM technology offers operators quick wins for optimising energy efficiency while reducing operating costs and emissions. This release provides a holistic solution to help reach zero emissions. By using Petro-SIM simulation software, organisations can create a process digital twin from feeds, through CO2 producers, capture, transport, and finally to storage. It connects real-time energy optimisation with process/yield conditions, thermodynamics, electrochemical corrosion, scaling, and remote equipment performance monitoring.
Petro-SIM software can now model renewable fuels. Operators can configure and optimise the use of low carbon feedstocks, products such as LNG, bio-feeds, and hydrogen that power industrial facilities.
"Decarbonisation is a global imperative," commented Russell Byfield, KBC Global Simulation Business Leader. "We continue to improve our best-in-class refinery reactor models, implement new tools to calculate emissions from combustion sources over the life of an asset with time-based simulation, and to manage energy efficiency from upstream oil and gas, to LNG, Bio-Fuels, refining, petrochemicals, and fertilisers. By applying the concept of 'One Model, Many Uses' Petro-SIM technology helps teams across the enterprise to make informed decisions that maximise asset potential, reduce risk, and increase profitability."
In addition, the new version expands plant monitoring capabilities and maintains alliances with leaders in specialised software like HTRI, Flaretot, and OLI Systems.