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About Process Systems Enterprise Ltd (PSE)
PSE (www.psenterprise.com) is the world’s foremost provider of Advanced Process Modelling software and services to the process industries. Companies apply advanced process models to explore the process decision space rapidly and effectively, in order to reduce uncertainty and make better, faster and safer design and operating decisions.
PSE provides gPROMS advanced process modelling products built on our gPROMS® equation-oriented platform. The two core environments for engineers and scientists are the gPROMS ProcessBuilder® flowsheeting environment for fluid processes and the gPROMS FormulatedProducts® environment for integrated design and optimisation of formulated products and their manufacturing processes. The company also provides a number of gPROMS Embedded Application products for operations and planning.
PSE is committed to defining, developing and driving the adoption of next-generation process modelling software and workflows. The unique advantages that PSE tools bring are the combination of high-fidelity models, powerful mathematical optimisation and global system analysis capabilities, and an equation-oriented framework capable of rapid and robust solution of complex problems.
Use of PSE’s technology and services results in faster innovation, improved process and product designs, enhanced operations, reduced risk, more effective R&D and experimental campaigns and better capture and transfer of corporate knowledge across the organisation. Results are achieved with relatively low investment compared to alternative approaches, with rapid returns on investment.
PSE’s global customer base of Fortune 500 process industry companies is served by operations in the UK, USA, Switzerland, Japan and Korea, and agencies in China, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand. PSE is a spin-out of Imperial College London, and its software is used in over 200 universities around the world.
PSE’s own ability to innovate was recognised with the award of the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for Engineering Innovation, the UK’s highest engineering prize.
About PSE (O&G focus)
PSE (www.psenterprise.com) is the world's foremost provider of Advanced Process Modelling software and services to the process industries. Companies apply advanced process models to explore the process decision space rapidly and effectively, in order to reduce uncertainty and make better, faster and safer design and operating decisions.
PSE provides gPROMS family products built on its gPROMS® advanced modelling platform. These include the general-purpose gPROMS ProcessBuilder and gPROMS ModelBuilder environments and the domain-specific gFLARE®, gOILFIELD®, gCRYSTAL®, gSOLIDS®, gCOAS®, gFUELCELL®, gCCS® and gWATER® products. The company also provides expert Consulting services based on its tools.
Use of PSE's technology and services results in improved process designs, enhanced operations, optimised production, better safety and faster innovation with reduced risk, with solutions often helping to improve safety while simultaneously reducing capital expenditure. The company is the recognised industry-leading provider of high accuracy analysis for blowdown, pressure relief and flare system design, with a worldwide Oil & Gas customer base of owner/operators and engineering contractors.
PSE's global customer base of process manufacturing companies is served by operations in the UK, USA, Switzerland, Japan and Korea, and agencies in the UAE, China and Taiwan. The company is committed to defining, developing and driving the adoption of next-generation process modelling software and workflows. PSE's own ability to innovate was recognised with the award of the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for Engineering Innovation, the UK's highest engineering prize.
gPROMS® is the world's leading Advanced Process Modelling environment. gPROMS models are used to explore the design or operational decision space to provide accurate predictive information for decision support. This helps companies reduce time-to-market for new processes or products, manage development risk, improve designs, enhance production, reduce capital and operating expenditure and ensure better compliance with safety, health and environmental requirements.
The package is applied in all sectors of the process industries, with particular focus on modeling of complex operations such as reaction, separation, and polymerization. PSE also supplies a range of process engineering tools built on the gPROMS platform, including gFUELCELL®, gSOLIDS®, gCRYSTAL,® gCCS® and gFLARE®.
gPROMS is applied across the 'process lifecycle' and at multiple scales, from laboratory experimentation through process and detailed design to online operation, and is central to a model-based engineering approach. PSE is committed to maintaining gPROMS at the leading edge of process modeling technology.
gSOLIDS is used to increase R&D efficiency and reduce the risk associated with the design, scale-up and operation of manufacturing processes involving particulate materials.
gSOLIDS is a second-generation integrated drag & drop graphical flowsheeting environment for model-based engineering and optimisation of solids processes. Developed in conjunction with Procter & Gamble, Pfizer and Novozymes, it is aimed at process engineers and scientists in industries where particulate processes play an integral part, such as pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, agrochemicals, food processing, consumer goods and minerals and mining.
A key advantage of gSOLIDS is that it is built on the gPROMS advanced process modelling platform, which provides the ability to perform full steady-state and dynamic modelling, handle large numbers of recycles robustly, model complex operating procedures for batch and semi-continuous processes, and easily add custom models to reflect users' actual unit operations. It can also handle multiple solid phases, each with its own particle size distribution and size dependent composition.
gSOLIDS uniquely includes a wide range of advanced features including parameter estimation for fitting process parameters from laboratory or operational data, rigorous mathematical optimisation of design and operation, and sensitivity analysis for risk management. It also integrates with PSE's gCRYSTAL and gas-liquid process models to enable simultaneous whole-process design and optimisation.
gSOLIDS helps engineers to optimise the operation of units such as high shear wet granulators, fluidised bed dryers, mills, screens, spray dryers, hoppers and conveyors in order to ensure product quality, size recycles and surge bins for new plants and achieve the required throughput. A key use is to determine the optimal trade-off between capital and operating cost and make informed purchasing decisions.
Typical benefits include increased R&D efficiency, more reliable scale-up and tech transfer, reduced capital investment, reduced operating costs, improved product quality, increased throughput, more flexible process design, reduced CO2 footprint, and a better process understanding. gSOLIDS also provides a flexible and powerful platform for integrating companies' internal R&D and third party research.
PSE works closely with leading research consortia such as the US NSF Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS), which is developing science and engineering methods for designing, scaling, optimising and controlling manufacturing processes for the life sciences industries, to maintain the technology at the forefront of innovation and enable knowledge transfer between academia and industry.