RPC Process Engineering

Simulation, economic analysis, fel services


RPC has extensive experience with several steady-state and dynamic process simulators such as Aspen, Aspen Dynamics, UniSim, ProSim, CHEMCAD and PDPlus.  Whether you have a process model that needs to be updated to match modifications and improvements, or you need a process model developed, we have the experience and ability to realize this goal. Once these models are developed, they can be utilized to:


  1.  Aid in process optimization

  2.  Provide a basis for economic decisions … should the existing unit be debottlenecked, or should
       a new unit be constructed?

  3.  Provide a basis for debottlenecking and expansion projects.  A process model is typically the
       basis for a Front End Loading (FEL) package.

  4.  Rate existing equipment – develop debottlenecking maps

  5.  Troubleshoot process disturbances … if a product specification is not being met, where should
       we start looking to formulate a plan to regain a desired steady-state operation?

Change the conversation.  The situation:  Marketing needs a 13% capacity increase to meet projections.  The process bottleneck map - developed and maintained as per Production's SOPs - suggests either a 15% capacity increase for an additional 2% capital investment or an 11% capacity increase that saves the project 18% in total capital.  Decision:  increase capacity by 11% and toll any further production until marketing analysis has been verified.