Logo of AspenTechAspen Technology Inc.starts today its 2009 Aspentech Worldwide User Conference in Houston, TX. Titled “Navigating Uncertainty”, the event brings together experts from leading companies to share their insight and successes in confronting the industry’s toughest challenges. It gives an opportunity to learn best practices, network with peers, meet AspenTech executives and R&D teams, and see the technologies that are driving operational excellence in the process industries.

Other highlights include:user application presentations

Logo of National Energy Technology LaboratoryIn that respect, Steve ZITNEY from U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will give a presentation on “Co-Simulation for Advanced Process Design and Optimization”. CAPE-OPEN iss prominently mentioned in many of the slides. The paper is co-authored with John WIDMAN, Sorin MUNTEANU and Aseem JAIN from ANSYS Inc.

After giving an overview of APECS, the presentation focuses on the new features that are Reduced Order Models and Design Optimization, both relying on CAPE-OPEN. NETL is using APECS to reduce the time, cost, and technical risk of developing highefficiency, zero-emission power plants.