Paper 476A (Presentation as PDF, 961 Kbytes)
Authors: M. AYLOTT and B. VAN DER MERVE
Affiliation: KBC Advanced Technologies, Calgary, AB, Canada
2008 Fall Conference Proceedings – Annual Meeting
2008 AIChE Fall and Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings on CD-ROM
KBC Advanced Technologies is a leading independent consultant and software solutions provider to the energy industry. Our Petro-SIM simulator is a general purpose steady state graphical process simulator aimed at the Oil Refining and Petrochemical industries, offering a full suite of detailed reactor unit operations allowing rigorous simulation of refineries and petrochemical plants. It has long had extensibility mechanisms, allowing customers to plug in their own unit operations. KBC recently added support for the CAPE-OPEN Unit Operation interface to Petro-SIM.
This paper will discuss our experiences so far and share with you the successes we have had using third party heat exchanger modules. We will discuss details of the implementation technique and compare it against the traditional extension methods provided by the simulator.
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