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03 About Us
04 Our Expertise
05 Our Services for the Oil & Gas Industry
06 Conceptual Design Services
07 Simulctnis Onion Model Philosophy
08 Internationally Accepted Design Guides
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At Simulanis, we believe in perfection and excellence through our consultancy services. We deliver
cutting-edge technical services using industry's leading practices, backed by intensive research. We work
in close collaborations with our clients to deliver solutions of the highest order of technological advantage
and asset efficiency. Our innovative service offering is aimed at addressing critical challenges faced by the
Simulanis Solutions Pvt. Ltd is an active emerging company, formed by a dynamic group of individuals to
provide best-in-class consultancy services in the process engineering domain. We pride ourselves to
operate under the leadership of a respectable team of directors possessing a rich experience exceeding
lO0 man-years within the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) sector. Through our services,
we aim to provide solutions related to Process Research, Modelling, Simulation, Integration and
Optimization to companies active in the domain of oil & gas, pharmaceutical, bulk & fine chemical and
research & development (R&D).
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We work closely with our clients to critically analyse issues relating to offshore, onshore and refinery processes by providing
preliminary (feasibilityl conceptual) and comprehensive (basic and detailed engineering) process design support, capital
and operating cost estimates, process safety analysis and design, operational troubleshooting amongst a host of other
process engineering services.
Our innovative process engineering services and solutions are backed by intensive research and reviewed by a team of
experts, showcasing our proficiency in resolving critical problems faced by our clients. We provide our oil & gas clients with
the following services:
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We have a team of well-qualified engineers and industry experts, with broad
experience in process design, operations, and process safety within a range
of oil, gas, and refining operations. As part of delivering consulting solutions ’ p _
for off—shore processes, we help our clients to investigate specialist concern ' ' ' ~
areas such as safety, physical space constraints, and platform weight issues. . . ‘I
Our skills in the offshore processes extend from offshore platform drilling to ' ‘ .
Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) operations. " ‘ ‘I .
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offering for the upstream oil processes encompass the following: .d. _-‘_'i 4: -9; g’ ‘[3 ; '1<
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C) Glycol dehydration
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We offer real-time solutions for processing of high-pressure gas streams by offering support in the following areas :
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1.3 Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Processing and LPG Fractionation '
We have extensive capabilities in conducting feasibility studies and recovery process analysis for NGL Processing and LPG
Fractionation. Following are some of the areas of our expertise in the offshore gas processes:
0 Merox treatment
0 Benzene extraction
0 Advanced column control
0 Condensate stabilization
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2. Refinery Processes
We are fully adept in handling some of the most complex oil refining processes. We provide full support towards the design.
simulation, integration and optimization of the unit operations involved in the processes, some of which are:
0 Atmospheric Distillation Units
0 Vacuum Distillation Units
0 Hydro processing units including hydrocracking and hydrotreating ,
0 Alkylation units '4
0 lsomerisation units
0 Fluid Catalytic Cracking units Coker units
0 Reforming units
0 Crude Desalter Unit
0 Merox Unit
0 Claus unit (Amine gas treater)
lehtsln achieving lower operating costs by exploring a
variety of design alternatives for processes through intensive research,
modelling, simulation, integration and optimization. We help our clients
to make well-informed decisions on all technical aspects of complex
operations. We perform economic modelling of refining processes,
forecast operational parameters, perform feasibility studies of projects
and offer integrated solutions to optimize the processes.
A new wave of digital revolution has taken centre-stage within the refining
industry and we aim to capture this in the form of our service delivery by
proposing digitization and virtualization of the facilities with a view to
accurately analyse the models and facilitate real-time visualization.
l Conceptual Design Services
Design basis development
Steady-state / dynamic process models
Preliminary cost estimation
Identification of potential barriers
Techno-economic evaluation Process Modelling and Simulation Services
Conceptual process plan
Modelling and simulation solutions using industry's leading platfroms
Detailed mass & energy balance
Heat exchanger design and rating
System hydraulics analysis
On-site modelling and simulation support
Front-End Engineering Design
0 Refining conceptual solutions
0 Flow assurance simulation
0 Process equipment datasheets
0 Operating and control philosophy of the process
0 Piping layout design
Process Safety Services
Facilitating Process Hazards Analyses (PHAs) including HAZOP,
HAZID, LOPA, FTA, etc.
Conducting process safety compliance audits
Safety Integrity Level (SIL) selection analyses
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Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
P&| Ds for utilities
Equipment Specifications (process level)
OSHA inspection preparation
Developing Process Safety (PSM) & Risk Management Programs (RMP)
Equipment, Line, and instrument Lists
Capital and operating costs estimates
Technical Due Diligence
We perform technical due diligence if a company/ financer wants to
gather information about another company wherein the former wants
to make an investment, do business with, or is a prospective merger/
acquisition target. We offer a broad range of due diligence of
0 Debottleneckmg and Capomy evolucmons services, some of which are mentioned below:
0 Energy Conservation Studies
0 Relief Device & Flare System Evaluations
0 Flare Header Studies
0 Relief Valve Sizing Validation
0 Utilities Evaluations
0 Troubleshooting & Process Optimization
0 Providing the clients with information relating to the strength and
potential liabilities of the project with a detailed report on the project
design and the assumptions made.
0 Reviewing the quoted project goals and technical capability.
0 Providing the client with complete background information of the
0 Operating Procedure Development projec
_ 0 Providing full support towards designing, construction, optimization,
0 Pmcess D°°”ment°t'°n Development operation and maintenance of the assets.
0 Omsite Operator and Engineering staff Training 0 Identifying key risk areas and opportunities for increasing efficiency
0 Process Commissioning & Startup Assistance and performance.
0 Analysing and evaluating impact the assets might have on existing
operations or on the operations being developed in terms of
operability, health or safety considerations.
0 Review the CAPEX and OPEX of the project.
0 Pilot Plant Planning, Design, and Oversight Assistance
Simulanis Onion Model Philosophy
1. Process Research
Through intensive Process Research activities, we analyse process
alternatives from a design, control and operations perspective and
evaluate efficient solutions with the aid of world-class research tools.
We assist R&D divisions of companies to perform an extensive
background research on specific industrial problems. Access to
some of the world's most respected and acclaimed scientific
resources, research tools and technical databases (listed below)
which enable us to provide our clients with a truly wor| d—c| ass output.
Online Research Databases
Compendexz A comprehensive engineering bibliographic database that
delivers scientific literature related to Fuel Technology, Metal groups,
Petroleum Engineering, etc.
SCOPUS: A multi-disciplinary database containing abstracts and
citations for academic journal articles covering science, technology and
Knovel: A technical database containing validated engineering content
which includes leading reference works and databases from leading
technical publishers. Knovel is one of the most preferred databases due to its
optimized searches and data analysis tools.
Science Direct: Fastest growing comprehensive scientific database offering journal
articles and book chapters from a large number of peer-reviewedjournals and books.
Web of Science: A citation indexing service provided by Thomson Reuters which gives
access to multiple databases for cross-disciplinary research, facilitating in-depth
exploration of specialized sub-fields.
British Library: The world's largest library holding more than 150 million item items
including manuscripts, publications, magazines and patents.
Proquest: Provides archives of sources such as technical papers, dissertations, and
SciFinder: A comprehensive database of chemical and bibliographic information
comprising of substances, reactions, patents and journal references.
Reaxys: A database for information on chemicals and data from published literature
includingjournals and patents. '
Internationally Accepted Design Guides
API guides: API publications, technical standards, and online products provide proven, sound
engineering and operating practices and safe, interchangeable equipment and materials.
These guides also lay the foundation of practices to safeguard health, ensure safety and
protect the environment.
TEMA Standards: The TEMA standards and software provide guidelines for the design,
fabrication and repair of tubular heat-exchangers. These standards provide for the design of
heat-exchangers for petroleum processing, general commercial application and chemical
DIERS: The Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS) develops methods for the
design of emergency relief systems to avoid reduce the frequency and consequences of the
incidents of overpressure.
ASTM International: International standards for the development of high—quality,
market-relevant technical standards, used worldwide to improve quality, enhance safety, and
facilitate market access.
ISO 29001 : The guide defines the quality management system requirements for the design,
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2. Process Modelling A
We deliver Process Modelling solutions to facilitate quick evaluation of process decisions, elimination of infeasible alternatives, and achieve
safer design parameters. With advanced capabilities in mathematical and computational analysis, we provide our clients with modelling
solutions that result in quality improvement, lower time—to-market, safer operations and optimized profits. We use the following platforms
to model unit operations and complete processes using simulation and programming tools to relate input and output variables:
Simulanis 3D Plant Game”
Mathworks MATLAB”", and other leading modelling software such as MATHEMATICA, MATHCAD, MAPLE and OpenMode| ica
Programming Language Platforms — Visual Basic, JAVA, C, FORTRAN
| nterGraph Smart Plant 3D
Micro Station for PDS-3D
3. Process Simulation
We are equipped with industry’s leading software tools and platforms to conduct Process Simulation studies for a variety of industries. For
oil & gas industry, we offer simulation support for modelling processes from upstream, through gas processing and cryogenic facilities. We
perform our simulation studies using the following advanced software:
Aspen Basic Engineering
Aspen Capital Cost Estimator
Aspen Distillation Synthesis and Rate-Based Distillation
Aspen Energy Analyzer
Aspen Fired Heater
Aspen Flare System Analyzer
Aspen HYSYS“ Amines
Aspen HYSYSP and Plus” CatCracker
Aspen HYSYSP Crude
Aspen HYSYSP and Plus” Dynamics
Aspen HYSYSP and Plus“ Hydrocracker
Aspen Plus” Hydrotreater
Aspen HYSYSP Petroleum Refining
Aspen HYSYSP and P| us° Reformer
Aspen HYSYS“ Upstream and Upstream Dynamics
Aspen Shell & Tube, Plate, Plate Fin and Air Cooled Exchanger
Aspen Utilities Planner and On-line Optimizer
4. Process Integration
We follow a holistic approach for process design wherein we consider the interactions between different unit operations whilst
analysing individual units in an integrated manner. Through this approach, we help our clients to achieve lower overall utility
costs, lower emissions and better energy management. We employ Pinch Analysis techniques for designing and integrating
processes to maximize heat recovery and reduce utility consumption by calculating thermodynamically attainable energy
targets and identifying how to achieve them in the most efficient manner.
We use tools developed by AspenTech and other leading products to perform comprehensive process integration exercises
for our clients. Through our Process Integration services, we endeavour to fulfil the following operational objectives of our
Optimization of heat exchanger networks for minimum energy consumption.
Minimizing the load of utilities for individual processes.
Checking the greenhouse gas emissions from the process.
Optimizing the configuration of new crude oil distillation systems.
Identification of heat pumping opportunities.
Design and optimization of hydrogen distribution network.
5. Process Optimization
Identification of major energy saving opportunities and reducing operating costs for the plant are one of the primary objectives
while performing detailed design. As part of this activity, we evaluate site utility requirements, perform improvement studies and
optimize the utility requirements. We perform such activities using the following tools:
GAMS and other programming tools (VB, C, FORTRAN )
Other open source optimization tools such as DWSIM, JModelica, etc.
Simulation based optimization tools
SC| SSOR"‘ Methodology
Reduce capital and energy costs by 10-30%
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