Simulation and optimization

Refinery simulation software

Our SIM Reactor Suite is a leading refinery simulation software which carries out rigorous refinery and petrochemical reactor models. Working in tandem with Petro-SIM, these models are the industry’s most trusted analytical tools for conversion unit monitoring, planning, optimization and design and engineering studies. Our SIM Reactor Suite contains over 20 unit models that combine detailed, thorough kinetic reactor simulation with accurate and comprehensive product separation.

Why choose our SIM Reactor Suite?

In addition to the obvious benefits that come from oil refinery optimization, there are more reasons why utilizing oil and gas simulation software for your refinery’s processes can be advantageous.

If you were to choose our refinery simulation software, you can make the most of:

  • Detailed kinetic and equilibrium representations of relevant reactions
  • Precise stream characterization of feeds and products
  • The ability to model process designs from all licensors

Our SIM Reactor Suite’s reactor models also include detailed catalyst activity models to account for fresh catalyst properties, feed contaminants, catalyst deactivation and catalyst makeup.

Our software also covers all refinery processing reactors, as well as olefins and aromatics, allowing the creation of completely integrated site-wide models of unlimited complexity.

All models are available stand-alone or within Petro-SIM , allowing you to model the units either within the Petro-SIM flowsheet environment or Microsoft Excel. Multiple sets of data or cases can be easily compared in tables or auto-generated charts.

If you’d like to learn more about KBC’s SIM Reactor Suite and how oil refinery optimization through our leading refinery simulation software could benefit you, then make an enquiry here.

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.

Advanced thermodynamics

Our Multiflash fluid property engine is 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.

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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