Schneider Electric’s new engineering process simulation unveiled

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Schneider Electric announced availability of SimSci SimCentral for Process Utilities, a new platform to manage how processes are engineered across their entire lifecycle. With this platform, users can streamline process utility design, collaborate for process improvement and simplify modeling complexity. Benefits include reduced time and cost, an appealing user experience for the next generation of engineers and accelerated process simulation and design.

Simulation tools used by process engineers in the Oil & Gas, Refining, Utility and Chemical industries trace their origins to legacy architectures, operating systems and user interfaces. Global competition, pricing pressure and energy alternatives are now driving the need for a new approach.

SimCentral for Process Utilities is a process simulator built from the ground up. As the first commercially available platform designed to take full advantage of current web and cloud technologies, SimCentral delivers a modern user experience that embraces the expectations of the next generation of workers.

Process design engineers working at Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) firms, Operating companies and Process Licensor organizations recognize the value of SimCentral for Process Utilities. As one example, WorleyParsons (an EPC professional services company) was an early adopter.

“By removing complexity from engineering process modeling, SimCentral for Process Utilities lets WorleyParsons deliver more value and respond faster to our client’s needs, helping us to deliver greater service excellence,” said Loïc Coyot, Principal/Lead Process Engineer at WorleyParsons.

Key new features and functionalities of SimSci SimCentral for Process Utilities include:

  • Unified lifecycle simulation – a model can be taken through all stages of the plant lifecycle, including across design, training and operations
  • Ease of use – a modern user interface puts user first, showing relevant features and libraries; role-based library views ease navigation, equation views are easier to see and change
  • Expanded problem solving – an intuitive model writing environment unlocks new operations and equations modeling to solve simulation challenges previously consider not solvable
  • Unprecedented interactivity & control – a “Continuously Solved” approach is possible whereby changes to input variables can directly update all output variables
  • Faster calculation speed – an advanced design accommodates public or private cloud computing environments to scale performance speed as needed
  • Collaborative engineering – as a productivity feature, users can concurrently work on the same model across regional time zones, departments or other organizations

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