Simulation Driven Engineering for Process Utilities
4 April 2017
Sponsor: Schneider Electric
Front End Engineering Design (FEED) has been stuck in the same workflow paradigm for decades. 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. The typical FEED process is sequential and each major step in the plant lifecycle uses a separate modeling tool. Global competition, pricing pressure and energy alternatives are now driving the need for a new approach. The next generation of workers also expects modern, scalable and easy to use solutions with technology they now take for granted—high speed Internet access, mobile devices, touch screens and virtual reality.
Recent R&D developments have created new process simulation software that allows multiple global users to collaborate within the same model at the same time. The new paradigm uses a single simulation platform as a single common point for the entire FEED process. At Schneider Electric, we are calling this new paradigm “Simulation Driven Engineering.” Benefits include:
- Unified Lifecycle Engineering: One environment to support steady state, fluid flow, and dynamic modeling
- Agile Process Development: Promotion of collaboration by allowing users to work concurrently on the same model, across departments and regional time zones and between Engineering Procurement and Construction companies
- Entices the Next Generation: Modern software architecture and interfaces in exceeding the expectations of users to accelerate adoption, usage and time-to-value
Join this webcast to learn how "Simulation Driven Engineering" has been applied to process utilities design.