Using deep process knowledge to support operational decisions

Complex multitubular reactors are at the heart of many chemical processes, and their performance is often key to plant profitability. However, operators often have little visibility of internal performance, relying instead on limited product stream instrumentation and after-the-event analysis. As the supply of raw materials and demand for products changes more quickly than ever before, operators adopt a conservative approach to ensure production. Without detailed insight into the reactor’s operation, money is left on the table.

gPROMS Reactor digital twins combine PSE’s advanced catalytic reaction models with live data from the plant, continuously calibrating itself to provide an accurate picture of reactor performance. This enables a whole range of activities not previously possible: real-time monitoring of catalyst deactivation, soft-sensing ‘internal’ variables, optimisation of operating conditions and general operational decision support.

What this webinar covers

  • Why gPROMS Reactor digital twins add value
  • PSE’s best-in-class reactor models, embodying decades of experience and applications in industry
  • The new gPROMS Digital Applications Platform (gDAP)
  • Reactor monitoring and optimisation
  • Applications to date


Bart de Groot
Bart de Groot, Business Manager, Operational Excellence Solutions, Process Systems Enterprise

Bart de Groot is the Business Manager of Operational Excellence Solutions for Process Systems Enterprise. He has an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and an MBA from Imperial College London. Bart has more than 13 years experience in providing model-based solutions to the process industries.

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45 minutes plus Q&A


Who should attend?

Technical management, process engineers, operations managers in industries operating fixed bed reactors, such as Industrial Gases, Chemicals and Petrochemicals companies.