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Honeywell launches new version of Unisim process modelling software

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has launched the UniSim Design Suite Release 450, the newest version of its process modelling software that helps industrial manufacturers increase their engineering effectiveness and optimise their process designs.

The UniSim Design Suite is used by over 250 companies worldwide in the oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, chemical, and power industries.

Process modelling allows engineers to create a number of steady-state and dynamic models for plant and control design and optimisation, hazard and operability (HAZOP) and safety system studies, performance monitoring, troubleshooting, operational improvement, business planning, and asset management.

Proven benefits of process modelling include up to 20% improvements in engineering effectiveness through best-in-class workflow tools and capital expenditure savings of up to 30% through appropriate material selection in safety system design.

Industrial gases and engineering company Linde standardised on UniSim Design Suite for process simulation in 2006.

Linde uses UniSim Design Suite within its engineering workflow and has been involved in joint-development to improve the engineering workflow for every UniSim upgrade.

"UniSim Design Suite has proven to be a very valuable process simulation tool for us. The product covers our needs and the support is excellent,” said Peter Bose, process engineer and IT consultant at Linde.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc. has also adopted UniSim Design Suite for its exploration and production business.

With UniSim Design Suite R450, it is now possible to model multi-phase pumps (MPPs) in steady-state and dynamics, to support the evolving technology for multiphase pressure boosting.

MPPs are particularly important to flow assurance for subsea operations, increasing the commercial viability of production wells.

The pipe unit operation has been enhanced to include hydrate and ice formation predictions and sand erosion calculations.

Finally, it is now easier to import pressure, volume, temperature (PVT) characterisation data from CALSEP’s PVTSim products into UniSim Design and visualise them, eliminating manual data entry and room for errors.

The software also features improvements in its safety, heat exchanger management, and refining support features.