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#1 coelhothiago

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 10:29 AM

I need to learn how to use simulation software within 1 month (full time) to do my final college project about gas processing, specifically a Dew Point Plant - DDP. The project subject is to simulate a chiller to refill the propane refrigeration system. I'll have to simulate a Stabilization Tower with a Reboiler, a Compressor (already in process), an extra Chiller to recuperate propane and a Biphasic Separator. I just want to do some few simple analyses like: basically mass balance. Possibly energy balance and economics as secondary objectives.

I found out 3 most common software’s.: HYSYS 3.2 vs CHEMCAD vs SimSci PRO II.


I found on the net the following training material available:
HYSYS 3.2 : a lot of manuals and examples.
CHEMCAD: few manuals and examples.
SimSci PRO II: 1 manual and no examples.

I would like to know under my situation (1 month and gas processing) what would be the easier/quicker to learn, use, simulate.....

Do you have some experience on the software’s mentioned? Any suggestion?

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#2 tapebusuk

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:09 PM

I need to learn how to use simulation software within 1 month (full time) to do my final college project about gas processing, specifically a Dew Point Plant - DDP. The project subject is to simulate a chiller to refill the propane refrigeration system. I'll have to simulate a Stabilization Tower with a Reboiler, a Compressor (already in process), an extra Chiller to recuperate propane and a Biphasic Separator. I just want to do some few simple analyses like: basically mass balance. Possibly energy balance and economics as secondary objectives.

I found out 3 most common software’s.: HYSYS 3.2 vs CHEMCAD vs SimSci PRO II.


I found on the net the following training material available:
HYSYS 3.2 : a lot of manuals and examples.
CHEMCAD: few manuals and examples.
SimSci PRO II: 1 manual and no examples.

I would like to know under my situation (1 month and gas processing) what would be the easier/quicker to learn, use, simulate.....

Do you have some experience on the software’s mentioned? Any suggestion?

Thiago Coelho de Souza
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FYI, for simsci pro II actually there are some examples given in the program installation,,
by default you can find it under the directory C:\SIMSCI\Proii80\User\Applib,,
the examples are quite good for learning material,,

and you can also read the manuals under the directory : C:\SIMSCI\Proii80\Manual

but IMHO hysys is more user friendly and more easier to operate than pro II, (i have never use chemcad, so i dont know the comparison to chemcad)
CMIIW...

#3 Padmakar

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:50 AM

Dear,
I will suggest you to use Hysys. As it takes normally less time to understand at least I found it user-friendly. As I worked on all these three simulators. Hysys will be good choice to start your Dew Point Depression Project. While doing simulations if you find any problem or need any help please let us know. All the best.

#4 milenkom

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:56 PM

I need to learn how to use simulation software within 1 month (full time) to do my final college project about gas processing, specifically a Dew Point Plant - DDP. The project subject is to simulate a chiller to refill the propane refrigeration system. I'll have to simulate a Stabilization Tower with a Reboiler, a Compressor (already in process), an extra Chiller to recuperate propane and a Biphasic Separator. I just want to do some few simple analyses like: basically mass balance. Possibly energy balance and economics as secondary objectives.

I found out 3 most common software’s.: HYSYS 3.2 vs CHEMCAD vs SimSci PRO II.


I found on the net the following training material available:
HYSYS 3.2 : a lot of manuals and examples.
CHEMCAD: few manuals and examples.
SimSci PRO II: 1 manual and no examples.

I would like to know under my situation (1 month and gas processing) what would be the easier/quicker to learn, use, simulate.....

Do you have some experience on the software’s mentioned? Any suggestion?

Thiago Coelho de Souza
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I would definitly go either with Aspen Plus or Hysys since they are top Notch. Chemcad is good as well but it has no distinct advantage over Hysys and Aspen.

#5 wojtar

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 12:12 PM

IMHO ASPEN, PROII, Chemcad ...all can do ...but I would avoid PRO II for a newby -> it's rather user unfriendly -> you don't see simulation results imediatelly - must generate reports ...on the other hand some people say it's the best. How you can afford so many licences? In my case I had no choice. The company I work for just bought Chemcad and I must use it...we had for a short time trial license for PRO II... I asked those people from INVENSYS what are the advantages of PROII vs CHEMCAD but they couldn't answer...

Edited by wojtar, 13 March 2010 - 12:16 PM.





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