Honeywell Process Solutions launched its annual process control design competitions in Asia-Pacific, the Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to recognise some of the most talented chemical engineering students across the globe.
Rewarding innovative projects using Honeywell’s UniSim Design simulation software for the process automation industry, winners will receive an expenses-paid trip to their regional Honeywell Users Group Conferences (HUG): HUG Asia-Pacific, being held in Perth, Australia; HUG Americas, taking place in Phoenix, Arizona; and the EMEA event, celebrating its 25th year in Nice, France. The prize covers all travel, accommodation and registration costs for the event.
A basic requirement for all entries is that the students must use Honeywell UniSim Design Suite software. The competition provides winning students with an opportunity to present their project, learn more about the process industries, and network with attendees, including potential employers. The sponsoring tutor will also receive the opportunity to attend a training course on cutting-edge technological innovation at one of Honeywell’s world-class automation colleges.
Bradd Schneider, vice president of global sales for Honeywell Process Solutions believes that the global competition is a great opportunity for students to showcase their talents and learn more about the industry.
Last year’s Asia-Pacific competition winner, Tuyen Dinh Quang from Hanoi University of Science and Technology used the UniSim Design Suite to simulate an important conversion process in petroleum refineries, known as Fluidised Catalytic Cracking (FCC).
Honeywell’s student competition began in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2008, before being introduced to Australia and New Zealand in 2011. In 2012, the ANZ award program was expanded to include entrants from Asia-Pacific. A record 103 universities will be eligible to enter on behalf of students in this year’s competition.
All entries must use Honeywell UniSim Design Suite software, available free to professors teaching at the students’ universities. Entries for Asia Pacific must be submitted through professors lecturing at the student’s university by 31 May. Submissions should include an abstract of approximately 300 words detailing the benefits derived from the design, and a short presentation.
Further information, entry requirements for all regions, and details for professors wishing to obtain the UniSim Design software can be found at unisim.studentcompetitions.com.