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KBC launches software to streamline hydrocarbon processes

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

KBC (A Yokogawa Company) has announced the launch of Petro-SIM® 7.4 simulation software for the oil and gas, renewables, and process industries. This digital twin platform meets the needs of the entire hydrocarbon value chain.

This includes downstream refineries, petrochemical manufacturers, upstream operators, LNG plants, EPC firms, and consulting companies aiming to reduce Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions while optimising production and energy use with an affordable process simulator.

As process industries aim to reduce emissions, they face numerous challenges such as managing complex supply chains. Soni Malik, Product Management Senior Consultant, said: “We specialise in creating, managing, and optimising integrated processes and assets. To assist the hydrocarbon supply chain through their energy transition while optimising profitability, we combine robust digital twin technologies with advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and cloud solutions."

Key features include:

  • New water electrolyser unit operation models alkaline, PEM and SOEC type electrolysers to enable efficient design and optimal operation of green hydrogen production processes. The electrolyser can also be monitored and optimised to control excessive energy use while sizing equipment, providing warnings, and recommending alternative operating strategies.
  • Improved DHTR-SIM® (renewable mode) supports isomerisation processes to improve cold flow properties using more diversified renewable feeds for sustainable aviation fuel production modelling.
  • Enhanced assay work up tools add reconciliation and PNA profiling capabilities to improve the detailed representation of naphtha cuts for any crude assay, leading to precise and reliable assay synthesis for better operational efficiency and decision making.
  • Improved polymer modelling allows users to optimise the entire petrochemical-polymer-plastic recycling process within a circular economy framework.

By garnering the right data, the Petro-SIM 7.4 simulator empowers users to improve efficiency and problem-solving ability in production management.

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