Industry Specialists Combine Expertise for Complementary Solution in Process Simulation and Heat Exchanger Modeling
PHOENIX, Oct 26, 2009 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) and Heat Transfer Research Inc. (HTRI), a global heat transfer and exchanger technology provider, are collaborating to help industrial manufacturers more easily design heat exchanger equipment in their plants. By tightly integrating Honeywell's UniSim® Design with HTRI's industry leading Xchanger Suite® software, plants will be able to improve upon the level of detail reflected in their heat exchanger designs and projected performance in simulated plant models. This approach will help engineers optimize overall process design and operation strategies through the assessment of prediction models which indicate how the heat exchangers will function and affect the overall plant.
UniSim Design is Honeywell's simulation software used by plant and process engineers to create and improve manufacturing processes implemented within industrial facilities. Once created, the heat exchanger design and simulation models can be used to evaluate process modifications and help improve overall plant safety, reliability and efficiency.
"The heat exchanger is one of the most critical aspects of plant design because it affects so much of the overall operation and is typically one of the most expensive pieces of equipment to maintain," said Ashish Gaikwad, director of advanced solutions, Honeywell Process Solutions. "If a heat exchanger fails or is improperly designed, the process cannot run appropriately, which can lead to a range of issues including lost production and even safety concerns."
HTRI Xchanger Suite is an advanced engineering tool that includes nine software components for designing, rating and simulating heat exchangers. As part of the agreement, Honeywell will supply its UniSim Heat Exchanger technology to augment HTRI's high-fidelity heat exchanger design capabilities.
"We chose to work with Honeywell because UniSim is a proven simulation technology that will allow engineers to take the bigger plant picture into account when designing this very critical function," said Claudette Beyer, HTRI president and CEO. "Tightly integrating design modules and the general process flowsheet can create a superior solution that helps plants select the best heat exchanger designs for their needs."
For more information regarding UniSim Design and other process modeling and simulation solutions that improve plant safety, reliability and efficiency, please visit http://www.honeywell.com/ps.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Process Solutions, access http://www.honeywell.com/ps.