gPROMS ProcessBuilder is a next-generation Advanced Process Modelling environment for optimising the design and operation of process plants.
ProcessBuilder combines industry-leading steady-state and dynamic models with all the power of the gPROMS equation-oriented modelling, analysis and optimisation platform in an easy-to-use process flowsheeting environment.
It is transforming the way the process industries design and operate by unlocking new value and competitive advantage in ‘already optimised’ processes.
→ … plus a whole lot more
However the similarities end there. ProcessBuilder provides all the power of the gPROMS platform – high-fidelity first-principles predictive modelling within a truly equation-oriented optimisation framework.
This opens the door to high-value applications, which allow you to create value far beyond anything possible with traditional simulation environments.
Optimise the whole plant simultaneously to find the truly best design.
Consider multiple sites together to take into account trade-offs in production.
Global system analysis
Easily relate the variability of system outputs – e.g. process KPIs – to variability in system inputs to explore the decision space rapidly.
The feature-rich ProcessBuilder environment brings many advantages. Here is a summary:
|Drag & drop flowsheeting||→||easy, natural flowsheet construction|
|Libraries of all standard process models||→||easy modelling of virtually any process, from reactor design to wastewater treatment and utility optimisation, within the same environment|
|Steady-state and dynamics||→||one environment for all activity|
|Global system analysis techniques||→||explore the decision space under uncertainty|
|Powerful optimisation, including mixed integer optimisation||→||seek optimal answers directly rather than via trial-end-error simulation|
|World-leading custom modelling capability using gPROMS language||→||create your own corporate libraries to capture competitive advantage|
|gSAFT advanced thermodynamics, including group contribution method||→||predict complex associating fluid behaviour with minimal data|
|Advanced Model Libraries||→||perform detailed catalytic reactor design|
→… to create new value
These features are not just 'nice-to-haves'. They help process industry organisations to create high-value applications that capture corporate knowledge and create competitive advantage in ways that have never been possible before.
ProcessBuilder's real predictive power enables you to explore the process decision space rapidly and make better, faster and safer design and operating decisions.
And what is more, ProcessBuilder supports the complete workflow from conceptual design based on steady-state mass and energy balances, through detailed design, all the way to dynamic modelling of processes and their control systems and embedded online applications.
This means that you can cut the costs of software, training, model development and support by using a single modelling environment across the entire process lifecycle.
ProcessBuilder is provided in modular form, so you need only purchase the elements that you require. See the ProcessBuilder product sheet for a full definition