SOURCE: Invensys Process Systems

July 15, 2008 11:15 ET

Invensys Process Systems Unveils PRO/II 8.2 Simulation Software

New Version of Steady-State Simulation Improves Chemical Processes

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - Invensys Process Systems (IPS), a global technology, software and consulting firm, has released the newest version of SimSci-Esscor's PRO/II software, a steady-state process simulator used to design, analyze and improve chemical processes. In addition to the numerous infrastructure upgrades and enhancements that address the emerging needs of the hydrocarbon and chemicals processing industries, PRO/II simulation software can now be used on Microsoft Vista Enterprise & Business operating systems, and IPS has provided an updated install procedure and support for Microsoft Office 2007.

PRO/II 8.2 simulation software includes improvements for modeling heavy oils and electrolytic systems and for generating pure component properties. The PRO/II 8.2 simulator improves heavy-oils modeling with the addition of a new liquid viscosity prediction method that prevents viscosity from being skewed by the heaviest petroleum component. PRO/II 8.2 software has also integrated the Mixed Solvent Electrolyte model, the latest electrolyte model from OLI Systems, capable of reproducing speciation, chemical and phase equilibria, applicable to water-organic-salt systems and aqueous solutions from dilute to the fused-salt limit.

The newest version of the software is also integrated with ProPred, a property prediction tool from the Computer Aided Process-Product Engineering Center of the Technical University of Denmark that allows pure component properties to be predicted from structure based on a multi-level group contribution method and can be used directly with PRO/II software.

"PRO/II 8.2 software shows our dedication to both the hydrocarbon and chemicals processing industries. We have developed features for each industry, as well as introduced features and infrastructure upgrades that will enhance the user experience of all of our customers," said Joseph McMullen, PES Product Manager for IPS. "Our technological advancements in the area of modeling heavy oils truly set PRO/II simulation software apart from the competition, which continues to have issues accurately modeling heavy oils."

The new integration with Microsoft Vista Enterprise & Business operating systems and support for Microsoft Office 2007 means that IPS clients can now integrate simulation and modeling functionality and data more easily with other enterprise applications.

About IPS (Invensys Process Systems)

Invensys Process Systems (IPS), headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a global technology, software and consulting firm leading significant change in process manufacturing, plant optimization, business operations and enterprise performance. IPS clients are some of the world's most important industrial organizations -- companies that operate large oil refineries; plants that process chemicals, gas, LNG, power, pharmaceutical and minerals; and pulp and paper mills. IPS solutions, used at over 50,000 locations across the globe, include field devices and controls from Foxboro and Triconex, advanced applications from SimSci-Esscor, operations management from Avantis, and the world's first truly open enterprise control system, InFusion™.

The company's nearly 7,000 employees integrate these capabilities to create solutions that impact and increase efficiency, boost productivity, and accelerate performance. These results help industrial companies run safer, operate more efficiently, and extract useful knowledge from their operations to make faster, better decisions. To learn more about IPS visit www.ips.invensys.com.

The Invensys Group (www.invensys.com) is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISYS.L), with approximately 25,000 employees working in 60 countries.

Invensys, Avantis, Foxboro, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex, InFusion, Eurotherm, Wonderware, and the IPS logo are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries, or affiliates. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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