Covestro to transform process engineering workflow

Article by Amanda Jasi

PLASTICS company Covestro has signed a deal with industrial software company AVEVA,  to help digitally transform its process engineering workflow using AVEVA’s process simulation platform.

Process simulation is virtual modelling of production processes designed to help engineers better understand their operations. The simulations can help to achieve performance prediction and highly accurate process optimisation.

According to AVEVA, its SimCentral Simulation Platform (SCSP) is the first process simulation platform developed “from the ground up to support steady-state, fluid-flow and dynamic modelling”. AVEVA adds that SCSP also “integrates with engineering design tools in a single easy-to-use environment that spans the entire plant lifecycle”.

Covestro has chosen SCSP to replace legacy systems across the plant lifecycle. SCSP is expected to increase efficiency and allow engineers to focus on innovation and develop new solutions to complex problems.

SCSP is also expected to help employees collaborate more seamlessly across projects, engineering disciplines, and locations and could potentially drive increases in productivity and efficiency.

Frank Döbert, Head of Production and Technology, Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties at Covestro, said the platform will “help us to fundamentally change the way we use process simulation software from conceptual design to the engineering and operation of our plants. It’s a key part of our journey to digitally transform our production.”

Article by Amanda Jasi

Staff reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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