Transforming the way the process industries design and operate
gPROMS ProcessBuilder is an Advanced Process Simulation tool for model-based support of key design and operating decisions.
ProcessBuilder provides all the power of the gPROMS platform in an easy-to-use flowsheeting environment that contains industry-leading steady-state and dynamic process models.
ProcessBuilder goes well beyond existing process simulators with a new generation of advanced applications that enable you to create competitive advantage as never before.
gPROMS ProcessBuilder: Advanced Process Simulation
In contrast with the traditional process flowsheet tools used by many companies, gPROMS ProcessBuilder is the first of a new generation of Advanced Process Simulation tools that are transforming the way the process industries design and operate plants.
ProcessBuilder takes PSE's Advanced Process Modelling approach and applies it to process simulation, an area where tools and practice have not changed significantly in the last 20 to 30 years.
Everything you would expect in a process simulator …
ProcessBuilder provides all the features and capabilities you would expect to find in a process simulator – drag & drop flowsheeting, model libraries, steady-state and dynamic simulation, rigorous physical properties with comprehensive component data, and so on.
… 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 many advanced applications – for example, whole-plant optimisation, optimisation of process structure and equipment configuration, dynamic optimisation of batch recipes, large-scale sensitivity analyses and many others.
All of these activities are based on high-fidelity reaction and separation models – with custom models of your own processes where necessary, plus gSAFT advanced thermodynamics for difficult fluid mixtures.
These have the real predictive power to enable you to explore the process decision space rapidly and make better, faster and safer design and operating decisions.
… to create new value
These features are not just 'nice-to-haves'. They help process industry organisations to capture corporate knowledge and create competitive advantage in ways that have never been possible before.
And what is more, ProcessBuilder supports the complete workflow from basic design calculations based on steady-state mass and energy balances, to steady-state rating calculations, all the way to dynamic modelling of processes and their control systems,
This means that you can cut the costs of software, training, model development and support by using a single modelling environment across the process lifecycle.
All because of equation-oriented power
gPROMS ProcessBuilder is a true equation-oriented modelling and solution environment. This means that, unlike most simulators on the market, all unit operations are represented as sets of equations that can be solved in many different ways.
The true equation-oriented nature of ProcessBuilder greatly facilitates:
- solution power for solving the largest simulation and optimisation problems – sometimes involving millions of equations
- rapid solution, making possible sensitivity analyses on large flowsheets involving many recycles – several orders of magnitude faster than sequential modular simulators
- the application of rigorous mathematical optimisation, including mixed-integer optimisation for combined discrete and continuous decisions
- solution of numerically-challenging processes such as cylic separation
- easy creation of high-fidelity custom models of processes to capture corporate knowledge and create competitive advantage
- the ability to solve the same flowsheet in many different ways – steady-state and dynamic simulation, steady-state and dynamic optimisation, parameter estimation …
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