Peter J. Ryan, Principal
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.