Design, Analysis, and Optimization
INOSIM Expert Edition combines the features from our Plant and Process Editions to create a do-it-all solution. Whether you are developing and designing a new robust process or making improvements to an already existing process, the Expert Edition can be your guide to making more informed decisions and achieving a cost-effective, sustainable, undisturbed, and profitable production.
Recipes define the production workflow within equipment (i.e., list of processing operations, durations, transfer locations and amounts, etc.). INOSIM Expert Edition provides material flow operations as well as an extensive model library for common unit operations. Depending on the available data for the unit operation, select a simple black-box, shortcut, or detailed model (e.g., for adsorption: yield or isotherms). Each model provides:
In case you need more, you can easily implement your own models as recipe modules using INOSIM’s built-in VBA scripting engine. Share them with your colleagues, to build a company-wide library of recipe modules.
Evaluate the impact of planned and unplanned downtimes (maintenance and failures) on your production performance. With INOSIM Expert Edition, you may:
Even the most thoroughly planned processes are subject to fluctuations, just like nature itself. Therefore, model parameters in INOSIM such as process durations, mass rates, and utility demands do not have to be fixed values but can also be determined by predefined or custom statistical distributions.
For example, model variations in the fermentation titer as a normal distribution around a mean value or a unit’s failure frequency as an exponential distribution with respect to the equipment’s age. Confidently answer questions like:
If you wish to extend your models, INOSIM provides you with a user-friendly, flexible programming environment: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). It enables you to adjust and extend the behavior of the simulation dynamically.
Detailed user documentation, quick support, and tailor-made training by experienced engineers will make it easy for you to benefit from INOSIM VBA programming.
Running complex models creates a large amount of data. With INOSIM, you may easily export these data into structured Excel reports covering unit allocations, filling levels, mass balances, costing, and more. However, nothing beats an intuitive graphical representation: the INOSIM Gantt.
It displays the allocation of production equipment as colored bars and visualizes resource allocation and filling levels as curves. The properties window displays all relevant information and can be completed with user-defined data. You may also display unit failures, maintenance, shift pauses, and material compositions.
Depending on the complexity of your model, there can be hundreds or even thousands of elements to display. Set up user-defined views, and easily arrange the elements by drag-and-drop to display only a single production line or just the tanks, for example.
Get an overview by displaying the whole simulation period or zoom in freely to examine the results in higher detail. Select from a variety of pre-defined measures to color and label the bars or introduce your own. Open Gantt charts for several experiments and display them side-by-side for easy comparison (high-resolution display recommended).
Want to customize your Gantt further? Use INOSIM’s VBA interface to display any data as CustomBars or CustomCurves. You may also set the displayed time horizon or overwrite the default colors.
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