Symmetry, a process software platform, is a comprehensive simulator that captures all aspects of your models from reservoir to product distribution. The Symmetry platform is built using VMG’s industry proven simulation technologies that have been optimized to scale to your engineering needs. 


What is the Symmetry Platform?

The Symmetry platform uniquely integrates the modeling of fields, pipe networks, process plants and flare systems, providing an unprecedented level of collaboration and cooperation allowing teams to seamlessly transfer knowledge and expertise, maximizing the total value of the asset.

The Symmetry platform contains a proven thermodynamic fluid representation that can be used throughout the simulator and an integrated dynamic mode tailored for each workspace that can be used when required.

Tailored Workspaces

Each flowsheet in a simulation model can be solved in steady state or dynamics, and different types of flowsheets provide tailored workspaces for models of processing facilities, pipe networks or flare systems. The steady state solver in the pipe and flare workspaces provides a unique combination of a pressure flow network solver and a sequential solver depending on the specifications.   


The Symmetry platform’s tailored workspaces include:

  • VMGSim: World-class process simulation built for facilities and plants
  • Pipe: Rigorous dynamic and steady-state multiphase pipe network for complex and looped networks
  • Flare: All-inclusive relief system analysis with integrated PSV, network header and stack design
  • Field: Fully integrated gas reservoir and multiphase gathering system with forecasting functionality


The Process, Pipe and Flare workspaces share the same process platform therefore they share the same extensive set of tools including regression, an optimizer, economics, connectivity and fluid characterization. The thermodynamic engine is consistent across the entire simulator and becomes a critical component of an integrated simulation model. Workspaces are tailored with specific features and views to promote common workflows and increase productivity. 

Learn more the individual workspaces here:

Here is a list of additional resources that are available to help you get the most out of the Symmetry platform:

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