PSE provides a family of advanced process modelling products all built on a single, unified modelling and solution platform – the gPROMS platform.
The gPROMS platform provides all the essential functionality – drag & drop flowsheeting, first-principles custom modelling, parameter estimation, and most important, a powerful optimisation framework that allows you to seek optimal solutions directly rather than by trial-and-error simulation.
Environments & components
The core environment you start with depends on your specific modelling needs:
gPROMS ProcessBuilder is an advanced process flowsheeting simulator for optimising process design and operation of primarily vapour-liquid processes.
gPROMS FormulatedProducts is an integrated environment for design & optimisation of formulated products & their manufacturing processes, primarily for particulate processes.
gPROMS ModelBuilder is an advanced process modelling environment for expert modellers to build, validate and execute steady-state and dynamic custom process model libraries.
The gPROMS platform provides the essential underlying functionality – for example, drag & drop flowsheeting, first-principles custom modelling, optimisation – for all PSE products.
Having selected a core environment, you can then add any appropriate functionality from the components listed below.
Additional components – as you need them
You can add any of a range of platform functionality, model libraries, additional physical property options and other utilities to the core environments as you require:
State-of-the-art libraries of steady-state and dynamic models, including:
Advanced platform functionality (if not included in the core environment), including:
A wide range of physical properties options, including:
- KBC multiflash
- PSE's gSAFT advanced thermodynamics
- OLI systems' OLI
- CAPE-OPEN properties
- Property and binary interaction databanks – for example, DIPPR
Utilities and execution environments, including:
- Links to CFD tools in various ways, for example the multizonal CFD interface
- Toolkits for implementing gPROMS models behind custom interfaces (MS Excel, web)
- The gPROMS toolkit for Embedded Applications, for online execution within automation systems
- The gPROMS Objects for execution within MATLAB, CAPE-OPEN environments, etc.
You can find out more about platform functionality under the gPROMS platform. Other capabilities are described in more details in their respective sections.
Example: gPROMS ProcessBuilder
The core gPROMS ProcessBuilder environment is shown below:
ProcessBuilder provides everything you would expect from a flowsheeting environment. However, unlike traditional process simulators, you can easily add libraries to deal with, for example, water treatment or utilities optimisation, or capabilities such as custom modelling.
An key advantage is that the equation-oriented functionality and sophisticated optimisation and global system analysis facilities of the underlying gPROMS platform make possible a range of new high-value applications such as whole-plant or multi-site optimisation.
Do you have a specific requirement?
The gPROMS family products bundle various platform and library components to provide easy-to-use environments for engineers and operations personnel with more specific requirements.
These are aimed at specialists working in areas such as, for example, crystallization, solids processing, water treatment, fuel cell development and oilfield optimisation. All of the functionality of the domain bundles can be delivered within the core environments if preferred.