What's new in VMGSim 9.0?

Tackling  your process engineering challenges Exclusive Oil Characterization technique 

Extended functionality of the oil source unit operation


  • Maximize the use of your extended hydrocarbon analysis
  • Easily characterize a wider span of materials from shale fluids to heavy oil
  • Track the composition of one to thousands of wells using one component slate
  • Better estimate your physical properties to meet your sales specifications
  • Use accurate characterization to proactively manage your production outcomes
  • Mix, flash, fractionate and even react your feed by capturing the essential chemistry of your feed stocks
  • Calculate direct compositional based mixture properties
  • Combine PIONA characterization with our Field-wide Allocation and Composition Tracking System* (VMG F.A.C.T.S.) to proactively adapt to your changing field conditions
Advancements to our refinery reactors
  • Determine coke formation rates with tube coating and feed inhibitors
  • Handle up to C10 reaction pathways using the “Light Ends” PIONA ethane or propane reactive option (Heavy Option as well)
  • Solve multiple tube section inputs within one Ethylene Cracking unit
  • Speed up solution times using the “All vapor option” by simplifying internal flash calculations
  • Directly specify coil outlet pressure, coil outlet temperature and overall conversion

Be more accurate The standard for thermodynamic engines has been set again

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  • Incorporates the most up to date thermodynamic data, including the latest GPA research reports
  • Accurately estimate vapor pressures of non-polar and polar compounds 
  • Perform consistent modeling of hydrocarbon and water rich phases
  • Reliably model the thermodynamic behaviour of methanol, water, acid gas and hydrocarbon mixtures
  • Precisely determine hydrate formation conditions

Saving you time – Information made more accessible

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  • Easily browse and load over 450 oil characterization assays from all around the world
  • Personalize your own oil characterization database within VMGSim and import assay data as needed
More simulation examples
  • Access to the full Gerald Kaes refinery tutorial suite in VMGSim’s plant examples using conventional and PIONA based characterizations

Adding more value to your simulation A wider spectrum of process modeling capabilities

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  • Perform reservoir fluid characterization in VMGSim with the PVT analysis unit operation
  • Available experiments:
    • Constant Mass Expansion
    • Constant Volume Depletion
    • Differential Liberation
    • Separator
    • Volumetric
    • Viscosity
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  • Estimate and report emission losses from organic liquid storage tanks according to EPA’s Guidelines
  • Calculate all sources of emissions under normal operation such as:
    • Standing storage losses: tank breathing losses, rim seal losses, fittings losses and deck seam losses
    • Working / withdrawal losses
    • Estimates losses per component and for the overall fluid; over annual and monthly time periods
    • Perform rigorous fluid property and flash calculations
    • Produce emissions reports within seconds
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  • Develop your own custom unit operation
  • Program the unit op through any COM supported language (C#, VB, C++, etc.)
  • Customize your own forms and Visio icons through visual designer to meet your needs
  • Access our shortcut distillation example in the help manual
Pipeline pigging modeling
  • Insert pigs directly in the pipeline or through the pig launcher
  • Track pig location and velocity throughout the gathering system
  • Predict liquid holdup and pressure loss as pig proceeds down the pipe and sweeps liquid ahead
  • Pig one or multiple pipes—there's no limit to the number of pipes in a network that can be pigged
  • Analyze different control mechanisms to mitigate large liquid slugs leaving the pipeline into the downstream slug catcher
  •  Use Scheduler block to develop a pigging schedule for pipelines at regular intervals

Our dynamic engine taken to the next level Customer driven development 

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  • Chimney tray calculations
  • FlareNet™ (XML) file import
  • Multi CPU support
  • Variable step size for integrator
  • Material stream feature to record and playback.
  • Pipe slug frequency calculations
  • Line sizing calculations for two phase correlations
  • Two flash zone for separator
  • Convective boiling heat transfer calculations for separators
  • Valve noise calculations
  • Relief valve reaction force calculations
  • Relief valve inlet dP calculations
  • Pump internal motor, minimum flow recycle and low flow trip calculations
  • Orifice plate calculations

View PDF version document: Features in VMGSim 9.0

Registered web users can download VMGSim 9.0 here

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