The Symmetry process software platform helps users model process workflows in one collaborative environment, integrating pipelines, pipe networks, facilities models, and flare systems to enable consistent thermodynamics and fluid characterization across the whole system. With the Symmetry platform, users can switch between steady-state and dynamic modeling, optimize processes in upstream, midstream, downstream, and new energy sectors, and maximize the total value of the asset.
The user experience has been improved in the Symmetry platform 2022.1 release and new features have been added to provide deeper insight into day-to-day modeling processes.
Emissions features have been expanded to include the estimation and reporting of indirect (Scope 2) emissions produced by operating facilities. Easy-to-use workflows help users estimate utility emissions at the unit operations level, with a wide variety of customizable energy types, supported and entered in one place and used across the simulator. Emissions are conveniently summarized in a report for easy interpretation and comparison.
Knock-out drum global design workflow
Recently added knock-out drums design capabilities have been enhanced with a global design workflow that integrates knock-out drums with the Symmetry Flare scenario manager. This helps users include these important calculations in the same safety scenarios and evaluations as existing unit operations. Users can also import Symmetry Flaresim cases into the knock-out drum calculations, reducing the risk of error and improving the workflow.
Symmetry platform models can now be exported to XML format for use with other simulators. The export captures all relevant information to recreate the simulation case, including thermodynamic packages, component and pseudo component lists, and process flow diagrams. All unit operations including material and energy streams are exported with the operation’s name, location, connections, and user inputs intact. Users will welcome the openness and flexibility to be able to switch between simulators without loss of information.
A new mechanism in the Symmetry platform enables users to independently select the pure component and binary interaction parameter database version for their simulation cases. This feature will help users maintain specific simulation results when enhancements to the database are introduced in newer releases.