Simulation and optimization

Advanced thermodynamics

Multiflash, KBC’s advanced thermodynamics software and fluid property engine underpins the pipeline and simulation technology of the entire hydrocarbon industry.

A comprehensive PVT (pressure, volume, temperature) and physical properties package, it allows for complete modeling of the phase behavior of complex mixtures and pure substances.

Multiflash seamlessly integrates with our other simulation tools to create a full asset digital twin.

Take the guess work out of fluid predictions

Optimize production and processing with Multiflash PVT and fluid physical properties software. The latest version of the technology allows you to confidently predict the behavior and properties of complex fluids for optimal design and operations.

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Choose Multiflash

Multiflash superior equations of states and models allow fast and reliable on-line monitoring and rapid assessment of options and potential risks for the facilities.

Multiflash can model any phases, including Hydrates, Waxes, Asphaltenes and Halide Scales, as well as track the partitioning of potentially damaging substances such as Mercury (Hg) and Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S). Inhibition or mitigation strategies of potential flow assurance issues can easily be compared in terms of effectiveness and compatibility with the plant’s operating point or with costs.

Multiflash is embedded in some of the world’s leading software and advanced digital hardware. It conveniently plugs into a range of applications, and seamlessly enhances the accuracy, robustness and applicability of the outcomes.


Confidently predict the behavior and properties of complex fluids for optimal design and operations

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Hydrate inhibitor assessment with Multiflash

An engineering service company based in Europe appointed KBC to assess hydrate inhibition strategies within an oil flow assurance study in the North Sea. Read our case study to find out how rigorous modeling from our thermodynamics simulation software led to significant savings for this company.

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Other simulation and optimization software

Process simulation

Petro-SIM is the leading process simulation and optimization platform for driving excellence in facility performance and organizational productivity. At the core of Petro-SIM’s technology, rigorous simulation models generate dependable results in an intelligent, user-friendly environment.

Refinery simulation software

Our SIM Reactor Suite works in tandem with Petro-SIM. Our rigorous refinery and petrochemical reactor models are the industry’s most trusted analytical tools for conversion unit monitoring, planning, optimization, and design and engineering studies.

Advanced Process Control (APC)

Advanced process control (APC) and estimation platform is the best in class suite to rapidly design, develop, deploy, and sustain multi-variable control applications through-out the plant lifecycle. It will drive down your costs of developing and maintaining applications while giving you tools and capabilities to address challenging control problems.

Dynamic Real-Time Process Optimization D-RTO

KBC’s dynamic real-time process optimization (D-RTO) solution is control system agnostic and ensures that a whole facility or plant continuously responds to market signals, disturbances, such as feed changes, and globally optimizes on a minute-by-minute basis.

Energy and utility systems

Saving energy is the most reliable way to reduce operating costs and improve profitability in a volatile market. Our software tools show you how to optimize the design, revamp and operation of energy systems, ensuring optimum efficiency.

Multi-period optimization

Visual MESA Multi-Period Optimizer is a high-fidelity analytics technology for optimal operation of energy across the process industries. It reduces costly uncertainty in planning, scheduling and trading of energy over multiple time periods.

Integrated production modeling and flow assurance

Maximus provides steady state, thermal hydraulic network models capable of handling the world’s most complex pipe networks. FloWax provides multiphase fluid dynamics with wax deposition modeling capabilities, indispensable for flow assurance and production applications.

Flare systems

Flaretot is a software solution designed to seamlessly carry out all aspects of flare system design, revamp and auditing. Linking directly to Petro-SIM and other process simulators, Flaretot provides a rigorous approach to the modeling of flare systems within a single, user-friendly visual environment.

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