AspenTech Releases aspenONE v8 for Process Optimization
MA, Dec 11, 2012 - Aspen Technology, Inc., a leading provider of software and services to the
process industries, announced the release of aspenONE V8 software.
aspenONE V8 delivers a new version of Aspen HYSYS; solids modeling functionality
(acquired from SolidSim earlier this year) integrated within Aspen Plus; the
new Aspen PIMS Platinum; a new version of Aspen Collaborative Demand Manager;
and breakthrough innovations in advanced process control, energy and economic
With aspenONE V8, new and occasional users become proficient faster,
and experienced users can do more. This is critical for process industry
companies facing workforce development and skills shortages. Usability and
visualization enhancements in aspenONE V8 also enable users to collaborate more
easily, shortening project times and increasing productivity.
Highlights of the new products and innovations in aspenONE V8 include:
A new Aspen HYSYS. The energy industry’s leading process
simulator redefines simulation usability with a redesigned interface,
streamlined workflow and interactive analysis. The new HYSYS makes it faster
and easier to generate optimized process simulations for the hydrocarbon
industry - from upstream to refining.
Solids modeling integrated within the simulation
environment. The integration of recently acquired SolidSim technology into
Aspen Plus eliminates silos between previously disparate solids and liquids
modeling processes. This makes it possible to optimize all chemical
processes together for the first time.
The new “Activate” feature in Aspen Plus and Aspen HYSYS.
This industry first in process optimization allows process engineers to find
energy and capital cost savings faster. Through activated energy, process
engineers can quickly identify ways to change designs to reduce energy,
saving design time and future operating cost. Employing activated
economics, process engineers can apply science rather than intuition to
ensuring the best use of capital.
aspenONE Manufacturing & Supply Chain
New “Adaptive Process Control” in aspenONE APC. This new
functionality automates many of the tasks that traditionally required
control engineering resources. With Adaptive Process Control, process
manufacturers can sustain advanced process control performance by making
maintenance a continuous process.
The introduction of Aspen PIMS Platinum. The latest
addition to the aspenONE Petroleum Supply Chain product line enables
planners to collaborate more easily to deliver optimal plans faster. They
can visualize and evaluate multiple scenarios along with plant data to make
better, more profitable decisions.
A new Aspen Collaborative Demand Manager. A rich and
engaging user experience provides the information granularity customers need
to manage different forecasting requirements. Process manufacturers can
improve demand forecast accuracy to increase customer service levels, reduce
excess inventory, and provide better input to purchasing decisions.
The aspenONE V8 release is available immediately.
Christo Viljoen, director, Engineering Solutions Group, Petrofac, said: “The
New HYSYS looks great and is a step ahead in terms of ease of use. The
innovations that AspenTech has introduced in aspenONE V8 will help Petrofac
optimize designs for customers, reduce project risks and improve the quality and
speed of our process engineering work.”
Sriram Ramaganesan, director, APC, Valero, said: “The new Adaptive Process
Control is game changing technology. We achieved the objective of obtaining
quality data without unduly disturbing the process or sacrificing economic
objectives. The operators hardly noticed there was a step test going on. I
think this technology will greatly improve our ability to work on multiple units
Paul Gallagher, refinery planning manager, Samsung Engineering, said: “Aspen
PIMS Platinum changes the way that planners can make decisions, making it faster
and easier. The post solution analysis capability has been significantly
enhanced with this new set of features including 2-D or 3-D graphs. Seeing
the LP solution space visually is a sea-change in planning analysis and should
result in better plans and greater profitability.”
Phil Edwards, Staff Scientist - process modelling specialist, SABIC, said:
“Activated analysis in Aspen Plus V8 makes it very easy to see key performance
indicators including capital and operating costs, energy demand, and carbon
footprint. This feature maintains awareness of key cost drivers and helps guide
Ingrid Lunt-Rieg, head of process modeling and CFD, Evonik, said: “We have
been using Aspen Plus and SolidSim to model the fluids and solids sections of
our processes. The integration of SolidSim into Aspen Plus enables us to design
and optimize the entire process with one simulator and consistent physical
Manolis Kotzabasakis, executive vice president, products, AspenTech, said:
“Our product teams are passionate about developing breakthroughs in process
software, finding new ways for customers to optimize their operations. aspenONE
V8 extends the boundaries of process optimization; our customers are very
excited by the value it is already delivering. As we continue to make aspenONE
software easier to use, more process industry professionals will be able to work
together to make faster and more profitable decisions for their companies.”
AspenTech is a leading supplier of software that optimizes process
manufacturing - for energy, chemicals, engineering and construction, and other
industries that manufacture and produce products from a chemical process. With
integrated aspenONE solutions, process manufacturers can implement best
practices for optimizing their engineering, manufacturing and supply chain
operations. As a result, AspenTech customers are better able to increase
capacity, improve margins, reduce costs and become more energy efficient.
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