The latest release from AspenTech, aspenONE V8.7, incorporates new capabilities in Aspen DMC3 Adaptive Process Control software that enables process controllers to stay online and sustain optimum performance for a broader range of changing operating conditions.
Also included is the enhanced Aspen Petroleum Scheduler software that extends its scheduling capability with new Pipeline Scheduling which, when combined with the Dock Scheduling, addresses for the first time the complete petroleum scheduling challenge, as well as Aspen PIMS-AO software that has new optimisation capabilities that enable the feedstock planner to achieve the most profitable solution faster than before.
aspenONE Manufacturing and Supply Chain V8.7 software includes the ability to:
Modify controller behaviour
Aspen DMC3, the innovative adaptive control software, enables control engineers to continuously maximise operational performance and profitability by ensuring that their Advanced Process Control (APC) controller models always reflect the current operational and business drivers.
The new Aspen DMC3 Robust LP Tuning feature provides the control engineer with the ability to make the controller more tolerant of model inaccuracy thus improving controller performance under rapidly changing process conditions.
Expand refinery pipeline scheduling
Automated Pipeline Scheduling extends the scheduling capability of the Aspen Petroleum Scheduler down to ancillary terminals to accurately track inbound and outbound pipeline movements.
With the new Aspen Petroleum Scheduler software, refineries can easily manage multiple and bi-directional pipeline segments and injection points with increased visibility and accuracy to make better – and more profitable – decisions.
Create the optimal refinery plan
Aspen PIMS-AO software includes parallel processing, enhanced global optimisation, feedstock basket reduction, and nonlinear modelling, to improve planning for refineries and olefins plants.
New optimisation capabilities enable the feedstock planner to achieve the most profitable plan much faster than before – at least 8 times faster – increasing confidence in planning decisions and maximising profits.
According to Dr. Franz Höfferl, Department Manager, Operations Research, OMV Refining & Marketing GmbH, “By running Aspen PIMS-AO’s new solver tool with even the most complicated models, our results and potential profits are significantly higher. Comprehensive testing has not only validated these results, but bolstered our confidence that we are targeting the optimal, most profitable plan.”
The V8.7 release of aspenONE Manufacturing and Supply Chain software, featuring updates to the Aspen DMC3, Aspen Petroleum Scheduler, and Aspen PIMS-AO software, is available immediately and customers on the aspenONE Licensing Model can upgrade to the new version at no additional cost.