Minimize Downtime and Unforeseen Maintenance

End-to-End Asset Integrity Management Strategy

Electrolytic chemistry is a niche yet critical part of the energy and chemical facilities. Expertise in this area is very thin or non-existent in most energy and chemical companies. Therefore, asset owners and operators typically rely on EPC contractors for process design and configuration.

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Optimize Design and Operations

Organizations often rely on in-house standards, tacit rules-of-thumb and disparate “spreadsheet tools” for electrolyte chemistry calculations, assessment of corrosion, scaling, minimizing expensive chemical injection, and related process management. These tools lack the capability to predict and troubleshoot critical issues related to electrolytes and water chemistry. Engineers don’t have the ability to optimize the design of materials and their operating environments and define the ideal combination of costs and risks for their specific operating environments.

Petro-SIM Powered by Multiflash and OLI Engine Enables:

Knowledge Transfer

A robust solution for codifying, exploiting, and transferring tacit electrolyte chemistry knowledge that resides with highly experienced Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

Data-Driven Engineering

Electrolyte calculations in the content of broader flowsheets that, have been operationalized with real-time data; Provide a data-driven approach to important decisions regarding material science/corrosivity/selection, HX fouling factors, etc.

Engineering Productivity

Provides the necessary capabilities for engineers to efficiently and reliably design facilities and predict process performance without relying on unsubstantiated assumptions. Consistent fluid characterization and thermodynamic methods are incorporated throughout a workflow-enabled, integrated process model. This reduces the workload in manual checking of results; model results can be QA/QC’d in a rigorous way.


Electrolyte based process simulation through user-specific rules and engineering standards. The built-in workflow engine in Petro-SIM® helps to manage risk and enhance speed and efficiency by automating the execution of repetitive engineering tasks.

Bridging the Gap

A bridge between the crude assay/planning/scheduling and chemistry/operations worlds. The brine composition associated with crude feedstocks can be incorporated into the plant’s LP model, thereby better informing feedstock selection decisions and plant optimization activities.

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Real-time Prediction of Corrosion, Scaling, and Fouling

Reduce the cost of corrosive damage in your upstream offshore production facility or refinery. In this webinar with OLI Systems, we explain how Petro-SIM combined with the OLI Alliance Engine can be used to troubleshoot and make decisions to help avoid corrosion, scaling, and fouling issues.

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Alessandro Speranza

Global Portfolio Manager

Meet our expert on Thermodynamics and Mathematical Modeling

"The KBC portfolio of software offers engineers the unique capability of simulating consistently and in full detail, the entire asset across the entire oil and gas supply chain as well as across other verticals, in the chemical and petrochemical industries. The accuracy of the thermodynamic, thermohydraulic and process modeling, conjugated with the native capability to integrate simulations with live data and optimization, provides engineers with a holistic and complete overview of the facilities, for asset integrity, risks mitigation and optimal design and operations.

With the shift towards Net Zero and decarbonization, engineers face new challenges linked to corrosion, erosion, formation of solids (such as solid CO2 or Hydrates), and scale precipitation. The KBC software portfolio supports engineers with integrated, accurate and consistent modeling capabilities, providing a unified platform for informed decision-making across disciplines."


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