Industry's most sophisticated process model libraries
gPROMS ProcessBuilder provides the most sophisticated process models available to the process industries, allowing accurate design and optimisation of chemical processes over a wide range of conditions.
In addition, it is possible to 'mix and match' standard flowsheet models with your own custom models.
General process libraries
The following libraries are available for general process plant, including advanced reaction, wastewater treatment and utilities.
|gML:Basics||Sources/sinks, mixers/splitters, stream analysers and many other standard flowsheeting elements|
|gML:Signal||PID controller, gain, delay, logic switches, transfer functions, dead zones, hysteresis, saturation, mathematical functions and basic operations, signal sources (ramps, steps, function generators), displays, plots, lookup tables, logic programing and other control elements for control design and data manipulation|
|gML:Heat Exchange||Heaters, coolers, two-stream and multi-stream heat exchangers, air coolers, evaporators and condensers|
|gML:Flow Transportation||Valves, pipes and pumps|
|gML:Reaction||Conversion and Gibbs reactors, kinetic and equilibrium continuous stirred-tank (CSTR) and 1-D plug flow (PFR) reactors, with Arrhenius, Langmuir-Hinshelwood and user-specified reaction mechanisms|
|gML:Separations – Fluid-Fluid||Flash drum, equilibrium tray and packed-bed distillation columns and absorbers with/without condenser and reboiler and steady-state 1-D and 2-D rate-based absorption columns|
|gML:Separations – Adsorption||Adsorption bed unit with axial and radial flows, with customisable templates for isotherms and mass and heat transfer coefficients, convenient definition of periodic adsorption cycles and scheduless for the self-interacting bed approach|
|gML:Separations – Membranes||Hollow-fibre membrane unit model|
|gML:Mass Balance||Mass balance-only models, including sources/sinks, mixers/splitters, conversion and yield reactors, component splitter and stream analyser|
|AML:Gas-Liquid Contactors||Configurable components for rate-based separation of all kinds, including distillation and absorption, multitubular equipment and more|
|gML Utilities||Process utilities models including boilers, headers, gas turbines, steam turbines and more for simulating and optimising utility systems|
|gML Oilfield||Oil & Gas well models and pipelines, multiphase flow correlations including OLGAS, field equipment|
|gML Oilfield Optimiser||Optimisation of oil & gas assets from production through to process facilities|
|gML Water Activated Sludge||All necessary models for dynamic modelling of Activated Sludge processes: tanks, settlers, aeration system (including blowers, valves, pipes, PID models), pre-defined and customisable biological models, pH and corresponding equilibrium calculation, influent model|
|AML:Fixed-Bed Catalytic Reactor (Axial Flow)||Fixed-bed reactor models for modelling tubular and multitubular catalytic reactors, including 1-D, 2-D and 3-D (2-D axial and radial tube and 1-D intra-particle) models, with customisable kinetics.|
|AML:Fixed-Bed Catalytic Reactor (Radial Flow)||Fixed-bed reactor models for modelling tubular and multitubular radial flow catalytic reactors, including intra-particle models, with customisable kinetics.|
|AML:Fixed-Bed Catalytic Reactor (Axial+Radial Flow)||Combination of AML:Fixed-Bed Catalytic Reactors axial flow and radial flow libraries|
|AML:Trickle-Bed Reactor||Trickle-bed reactor with 2-D axial and radial tube and 1-D intra-particle models, with customisable kinetics.|
|AML:FBCR-FLUENT interface for multitubular reactors||Interface for combining AML:FBCR tube catalytic reaction models with ANSYS FLUENT's shell-side hydrodynamics model, for detailed reactor geometry design|
|AML:FBCR-STAR-CD interface for multitubular reactors||Interface for combining AML:FBCR tube catalytic reaction models with CD Adapco's STAR-CD shell-side hydrodynamics model, for detailed reactor geometry design|
Process-specific model libraries
In additional to the models for general process representation, gPROMS ProcessBuilder options include the following libraries for specific applications and industries:
|gML:Olefins||Detailed furnace with all common coil geometries and a range of kinetic options, including customisable kinetics. Coils are distributed axially.|
PSE provides flexible licensing options, including library 'Multipacks'.
|gML Multipack 1||Combines Basics, Signal, Flow Transportation and Heat Exchange libraries. Pre-requisite for other libraries (supplied as part of the base product)|
|gML Multipack 2||Combines Compression, Reaction and Separations - Fluid-Fluid libraries to provide the essential process engineering tools.|
Create your own …
In addition to the options listed above, it is possible to incorporate your own or third-party model libraries – created using ProcessBuilder's custom modelling capability – within the ProcessBuilder environment.
These can be used together with gML and AMLs, provided they conform to various standards such as stream structure.