KBC partners with AVGI to expand engineering simulation capabilities

first_imgUnder the collaboration, the Petro-SIM and COILSIM1D are integrated and data is exchanged to help refinery-petrochemical complexes maximise profitability Image: KBC intends to extend its engineering simulation capabilities to benefit oil refiners. Photo: Courtesy of Markus Naujoks from Pixabay. KBC, a UK-based software services provider, has announced the strategic partnership with AVGI, a simulation and optimization software provider for modeling olefin technologies.The collaboration is aimed at delivering capital efficient plant design and optimisation through end-to-end modeling of integrated oil refining, aromatics, and steam cracking complexes using advanced software solutions.KBC CEO Andy Howell said: “Integration of COILSIM1D with Petro-SIM will open up a wide range of steady state, online and offline simulation opportunities. Integrated models supporting dynamic real-time optimization will further mitigate the risk in transitioning to more petrochemicals in the product slate.”KBC intends to extend its engineering simulation capabilitiesAccording to the company, the demand for petrochemicals is growing rapidly, and the International Energy Agency predicts that petrochemicals would occupy more than one third of the growth in oil demand by 2030, and approximately half by 2050.In addition, using reactor simulations for feedstocks, furnace and coil geometries, and operating conditions are expected to optimise yield and energy.Under the collaboration, the integration and data exchange between Petro-SIM and COILSIM1D would enable integrated refinery-petrochemical complexes to maximise their profitability.Petro-SIM is a process simulator that combines data and science through a digital framework which is not only scalable but also accessible to offer the capability to solve problems in real time.COILSIM1D is a simulation and optimisation software for the ethylene industry. It is designed to increase the profitability of steam crackers and optimising the process, through accurate reactor simulations for a range of feedstocks, furnace and coil geometries, and operating conditions.AVGI managing director Kevin Van Geem said: “Through our research capabilities with Ghent University, we are continuing our extensive research into steam cracking technologies. We value this new partnership with KBC for expanding industry access to our know-how and intellectual property.“We know a large proportion of the oil refining industry get a lot of benefit from KBC’s Petro-SIM. Its interoperability with COILSIM1D and use in end-to-end simulation for petrochemicals will unlock even more value for them.”last_img read more

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Increased patrols announced for portion of U.S. 52 in Franklin County

first_imgBrookville, In. — Due to recent accidents, Franklin County Sheriff Ken Murphy has initiated increased police patrols on U.S. 52 between Brookville and New Trenton.“Due to the recent increase in deadly and personal injury accidents along that stretch of U.S. 52, we are going to dedicate resources in that particular part of the county with the hope of reducing the number of accidents and preventing further tragedies.” Murphy stated.Since May 1 police have investigated two fatal crashes, eight involving personal injury and 17 property damage accidents on U.S. 52 between Brookville and New Trenton.last_img

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Woods ‘never ceases to amaze’ as peers tip their hat to greatness

first_imgBy Andrew BothCHIBA, Japan (Reuters) – Tiger Woods’ peers have learned over the years never to be surprised at anything he accomplishes and are braced for a further onslaught from the greatest player of their era, and perhaps any era.After months of mediocrity following his 15th major title at the Masters in April, Woods emerged from metaphorical hibernation to match Sam Snead’s record 82 wins on the PGA Tour on Monday.His three-stroke victory at the Zozo Championship, in his first start after knee surgery two months ago, seemingly came out of nowhere, proving once again that quality never goes out of style. At 43, Woods does not hit the ball as far as many of his current rivals, but has found a way to win without overpowering a course in the manner of his prime. “It never ceases to amaze really,” 2013 Masters champion and former world number one Adam Scott told Reuters, noting the roller coaster that Woods has been on this year.“When he wins the Masters you’re like ‘he’s going to break Jack (Nicklaus’s record of 18 majors), that’s a guarantee’ and then by August you’re not sure if he’s ever going to play again and now after that break of two months he comes back and wins here off an extended break.”“If he’s going to tee it up you can never count him out. He’s not consistently dominating like we once was, like we all got used to but he has this incredible talent and gift of getting the golf ball in the hole. His form is going to come and go but that gift is not going away.”Other major champions were similarly impressed. Rory McIlroy, who at age 30 has 17 PGA Tour victories, duly noted that he would have to win six times yearly for the next decade to approach 82 wins. And this year’s British Open champion Shane Lowry sounded more like a fan than a man who won a major championship three months ago.“He’s my golfing idol and sporting idol,” said Irishman Lowry. “He’s the best that’s ever lived. It doesn’t surprise me whatever he does.”This year’s U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland played the final two rounds with Woods, and saw up close what the man is still capable of. “The ball-striking exhibition I’ve seen the last two days is a joke,  so I don’t see him stopping any time soon,” Woodland said. “Eighty-two’s pretty special. I think there’s a lot more in store.”last_img read more

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Dodgers scratch Corey Seager with quadriceps injury

first_imgRoberts said that Seager is a candidate to serve as the Dodgers’ designated hitter Monday in San diego.ROSTER CRUNCHWhen MLB and the Players’ Association agreed to expand active rosters to 30 players to begin the season, they also agreed to reduce rosters to 28 after two weeks. Thursday is the two-week mark, and a rare off-day for the Dodgers in the 60-game season.“I have heard rumblings that they’re contemplating keeping them at 30,” Roberts said. “Right now we’re planning on the rosters being at 28.”The two cuts will come from a 12-man bullpen that collectively leads MLB in relievers’ ERA (1.06), Roberts said. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Chris Taylor started at shortstop in place of Seager, who is hitting .361 and began the day leading Major League Baseball in extra-base hits and total bases.Related Articles LUX UPDATETouted as a National League Rookie of the Year candidate prior to the season, Gavin Lux was widely expected to be in the Dodgers’ everyday lineup. Instead, he was a late arrival to the team’s summer camp and was optioned to the alternate training site before Opening Day.Nearly two weeks later, Lux is still honing his craft in intrasquad games at USC.“He’s taken live at-bats every day,” Roberts said. “He’s getting closer. Robert (Van Scoyoc, the Dodgers’ hitting coach) is in lockstep with him. … We’re getting reports every day, video. He’s coming. There’s a lot of parts to his swing. From what I hear it’s improved, not quite there yet.center_img Corey Seager was held out of the Dodgers’ lineup Sunday with an injury Manager Dave Roberts described as “a little bit of a quad.”Seager was removed from the Dodgers’ game against the Diamondbacks on Saturday as a precaution after he fouled a ball off his calf. He didn’t play the final three innings and was set to be re-evaluated today.The quadriceps issue might be the result of dehydration, Roberts said. The Chase Field roof was closed all weekend, but the temperature outside reached 111 degrees Sunday.“I want to give him an extra day and see where we’re at,” Roberts said of Seager. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire last_img read more

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