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April 2012

 ProSim eNews
April 2012
In this issue :
- ProSim announces the release of the new BatchColumn
- New application example with ProSimPlus
- ProSim starts a new R & D project on energy efficiency of processes
- Product Updates - Make sure you have the latest version!
- ProSim shows off a brighter logo
- ProSim's Alternative solutions make their way around the world
- Agenda: training & events
ProSim announces the release of the new BatchColumn
Simulation of batch distillation columns

The new BatchColumn is available now!
allows all those who design or operate batch distillation columns (solvent regeneration, ...) to develop an optimum process quickly.
This new release requested a complete overhaul of the software architecture. The visualization of the process is more effective and users have now access to all ProSim thermodynamic models and all related calculation services.
Users benefit from major new features: a database of technological parameters for the equipment (columns packing, boilers, ...), the ability to simulate new configurations (middle vessels, ...), etc...
BatchColumn proves to be extremely efficient on complex separations (highly non-ideal mixtures, reactive distillation, ...).

To learn more...Simulation of batch distillation columns




Gas gathering system with ProSimPlus
New application example available on
This example mainly illustrates the use of the pipeline simulation module included in the standard version of ProSimPlus through modeling of a small gas condensate gathering system consisting of three wells connecting to a gas plant via a network of pipelines.
It also illustrates the creation of pseudo-compound and estimation of hypothetical component properties to model C7+ cut.
Besides, this example shows how the pressure at the nodes of the gas network can be automatically adjusted when the wellhead rates and output delivery pressure are fixed ("pressure driven" simulation).
Finally modeling of wellhead performance curves is used to show how to add features to existing unit operations thanks to "Windows Script" feature allowed by ProSimPlus.

To learn more...
ProSim starts a new R & D project on energy efficiency of processes
Supported by the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche - as part of its "low-carbon and efficient energy systems", the project COOPERE (combining process optimization, energy recovery and exergy analysis for better energy efficiency of industrial plants) began on March 1st, 2012. In addition to ProSim, the project partners are Veolia Environnement Recherche & Innovation (Veolia Environnement), and two academic partners: AgroParisTech (UMR 1145 Food Process Engineering - and the Laboratoire de Génie Chimique (LGC: UMR 5503 CNRS / INP / UPS -
Product Updates - Make sure you have the latest version!
Simulis Thermodynamics : version | release date: february 10th, 2012
ProSimPlus : version | release date: february 10th, 2012
ProSimPlus HNO3 : version | release date: february 10th, 2012
ProPhyPlus : version | release date: february 10th, 2012
BatchReactor : version | release date: february 10th, 2012
BatchColumn : version | release date: february 10th, 2012

Customers under our MUTS (Maintenance, Update, Training and Support) services agreement can download the product updates from our support website with no additional charge.
ProSim shows off a brighter logo
ProSim has a revamped logo. With brighter colors and a new font, ProSim modernizes its image. ProSim will update its software and its communication supports with the new colors during the year 2012.

New website to be published soon...

Chemical process simulation software company

ProSim's Alternative solutions make their way around the world
Many companies have recently joined the growing family of ProSim customers. Among them: ITER, Shaw Group, Lesieur, Diester, SRNL, CSTL Consultants, Ondeo Industrial Solutions, China Chengda Engineering, Saipol, XRG Simulation, Onectra, Honore, Gas & Air Systems, CTS ENGTEC, Leroux et Lotz, Bristol Myers Squibb, USEPA, Vogelbusch Biocommodities, CHLOE, LAB, Novance, SPIT, United Initiators, CIMV, Akaeno, Xergy, DGA, Gulf Bayport Chemicals, Hu-Chems Fine Chemical, SES International, Messier-Bugati-Dowty, Howden Taiwan, Mikem, Spirax-Sarco, Chemsis, TMW, Fertiberia, Donghwa Entec, BHP Billiton, 6T-MIC Ingenieries...
It has to be noted that most of these new clients were using other software before switching to ProSim. We are also pleased to observe the spreading of our solutions and services throughout existing customers departments and subsidiaries, with the acquisition of additional licenses or the conversion of local licenses into network licenses.
Furthermore, 246 universities or public research centers around the world use ProSim's software to train their engineers or work on research projects. Among the new subscribers to our academic program: IFP School, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical, West Virginia University, E-JUST University, Kuwait University, Polytech Montpellier, KING SAUD, Alexandria University, Polytech Clermont Ferrand, IUT Périgueux, The University of Queensland, Czestochowa University of Technology, Polytech Montpellier, IFSTTAR, USTO, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Fachhochschule Aachen...
In total, ProSim has now over 830 customers references in 63 countries.
> Training Calendar
You wish to strengthen your competencies in process simulation? Every year, ProSim organizes several training sessions around its major areas of expertise. Common issues are covered and illustrated with case studies and applications with different software. It is also a great opportunity to interact informally with our experts and to explore new approaches in the chemical engineering area with ProSim's software users from other companies.
It is reminded that these scheduled sessions are included in our MUTS (Maintenance, Update, Training and Support) services agreement and can be accessed without any additional charge. Next training:

> Batch chemical reactors modeling and simulation - BatchReactor | 16-17 avril

> Batch distillation columns modeling and simulation - BatchColumn | 18-19 avril

The number of seats is limited. So don't wait to register!
2012 Training calendar ...
> Events
ProSim regularly gets involved in important events related to the chemical engineering or the energy industries, through simple exhibitions or conferences.

> JEEP 2012Presentation & Sponsor 
Rouen (France) - 29-30 March 2012
Presentation by Olivier Baudouin: "Using accurate models for process modelling"
Sponsor of the best oral presentation from young researchers and sponsoring of the 2nd and 3rd prize for best scientific posters.

> AIChE spring meetingExhibitor | Stand 19
Houston, TX (USA), 1-5 April 2012

> ACHEMA 2012Exhibitor | Hall 9.1 Stand E66a
Frankfurt (Germany) 18-22 June 2012

> 18th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties - Presentation
Boulder, CO (USA)  24-29 June 2012
Presentation by Olivier Baudouin: "Simulis Thermodynamics, just one more thermodynamic package?"

Come & join us at these events. If you can not attend the presentation, contact us to receive the presented document.
To learn more...
About ProSim
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Software portfolio: ProSimPlus, Simulis Thermodynamics, BatchReactor, BatchColumn, ProPhyPlus, Ariane, ProSec...

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