Process simulator

07/09/2009


SimSci-Esscor PRO/II software is a steady-state process simulator used to design, analyze and improve chemical processes. In addition to the numerous enhancements that address the emerging needs of the hydrocarbon and chemicals processing industries, the newest version of the company's PRO/II simulation software is even easier to use, faster and more flexible.
"Many of the features and functionality of our PRO/II 8.3 simulation software came directly at the request of our clients," said Joseph McMullen, PRO/II product manager, Invensys Operations Management. "Its most innovative feature is the customizable language module that allows the graphical user interface, error messages and warning messages to be viewed in many languages, starting with Japanese. Support for other languages will follow. These new features will enhance the user experience of all of our clients."
PRO/II 8.3 simulation software also includes features that have been previously available only by keyword from the graphical user interface, extending its functionality to all users. There are also numerous thermodynamic upgrades and enhancements for CAPE-OPEN compliance. Additionally, PRO/II 8.3 simulation software has been integrated with an upgraded version of the SIM4ME Portal and Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software interface, enabling users to link and pass information between PRO/II simulations or between PRO/II and PIPEPHASE simulations. The interface also allows users to build and run case studies directly from the Excel software without opening the simulations.



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