Advanced Process Modelling Forum 2017

The Advanced Process Modelling Forum is the world's premier event focused on creating sustainable value in the process industries through the application of high-fidelity predictive process modelling and optimisation. The 2017 Forum will be held on 25–26 April 2017 at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London.

The Forum will focus on two key aspects that together are driving significant new value creation in the process industries: unified modelling systems for 'end-to-end' process and product modelling, and the use of global system analysis and optimisation techniques to explore the decision space and rapidly determine optimal process design and operation. 

At the Forum you will be able to learn more about this key technology and how it is creating new value and competitive advantage throughout industry by companies such as AstraZeneca, Danone, Dr. Reddy’s, FrieslandCampinaGSK, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Roche and Sirius Analytical in the Formulated Products stream and DSM, Shell, Sabic, SCG Chemicals, SINTEF and Sellafield in the Chemical Process Industry stream.


Conference sessions include Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Petrochemicals and Refining, Formulated Products (including Pharmaceuticals, Food and Consumer Goods) and Energy & Environment tracks. PSE will also present on the latest developments in process modelling and optimisation technology.

In Chemicals & Petrochemicals and Energy & Environment sessions you will hear:

  • How SABIC is deploying rigorous cracking furnace models online to measure ethylene yield in real time and monitor coke build-up in the furnace coil
  • How SCG Chemicals is maximising VCM yield from EDC cracker operation
  • How Velocys are using model-based techniques to rank and screen catalysts for a new generation of Fischer-Tropsch reactor
  • DSM on how new utilities optimisation approaches have helped to create significant additional savings on an already-optimised utilities system
  • Shell on the use of advanced process modelling approaches to optimise large-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants.

In the Formulated Products sessions you will hear:

  • How pharmaceutical organisations such as GSK are using Systems-based Pharmaceutics techniques for efficient design of robust continuous drug substance manufacturing processes.
  • FrieslandCampina’s industry perspective on how a new modelling framework developed by PSE and NIZO is accelerating the application of model-based approaches in the Food industry
  • How Danone are using dynamic models to perform dynamic scheduling of Food & Beverage processes
  • How AstraZeneca  is using Global System Analysis to systematically explore the decision space for Twin Screw Wet Granulation.
  • About the latest developments in modelling of parenteral stability and its benefits from Pfizer
  • How Roche and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories use mechanistic models to facilitate process development, scale-up and tech transfer for spray dryers.
  • How global system analysis techniques for sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification now make it possible to systematically explore the process and product decision space for design and operation

The Oil & Gas sessions are organised as an open day comprising:

  • A seminar on Fire depressurisation analysis and relief design in the morning, followed by free attendance at Track 1 in the afternoon
  • Industry expert Malcolm Woodman (formerly BP Technical Lead for production optimisation strategies) will describe challenges facing the Oil & Gas industry and emerging model-based solutions that have the potential to address these.
  • A showcase of new technologies for the industry, including Petroleum Institute on NGL plant optimisation
  • SINTEF describing work underway aimed at developing technologies to replace amine-based gas treatment systems.
  • A round-table discussion on key challenges that can be addressed by modelling and simulation-based approaches.

In addition, PSE will present on:

  • The new gPROMS 5 platform – with global system analysis, high-performance computing, faster solvers and many other enhancements.
  • gPROMS ProcessBuilder 1.2, with new capabilities for olefins, trickle-bed reactors, utilities and wastewater treatment process modelling.
  • gPROMS Process Optimisation Solutions, which now make it possible to deploy high-fidelity predictive models online for monitoring & optimisation.

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