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Inprocess staff participate in congresses, meetings and events where we explain our successes and work in general in the form of presentations and reports.

In this section you can find a variety of informative articles which are free to download.


  • Use dynamic simulation to maximize plant operating performance

    Use dynamic simulation to maximize plant operating performance

    Miquel Àngel Alós


    2016. Hydrocarbon Processing, October, pages:


    Abstract / Summary
    The oil and gas industry has witnessed seismic downward shifts in barrel prices and uplifts in market competitiveness. Owner-operators are challenged to squeeze more from their operations, and engineering, procurement and construction companies (EPCs) are under increased pressure to reduce project risk and achieve better alignment with owner-operators to ensure effective management of their clients’ capital. Companies must maximize operating performance and produce quality products faster. The use of rigorous dynamic simulation helps achieve these objectives. Analyzing operating scenarios using dynamic process modeling gives owner-operators confidence that new plants will start up safely, meet budgets and perform to plan.



  • inprocess Reviewing the situation

    Reviewing the situation

    Marc Massó and Miquel Àngel Alós


    2016. Hydrocarbon Engineering, October, pages: 88 - 90


    Abstract / Summary
    The paper describes the steps that should be taken during a flare network capacity assessment, using both a conventional approach and dynamic simulation.

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    ITOP Absorption column

    The absorption process is based on the transfer of a pollutant from a gaseous current in which it is present in a high concentration, to a liquid with a low vapour pressure and a lower concentration of the compound, in which it is highly soluble. So the driving force that generates the separation will be the difference in the concentrations. Absorption may be physical if the separation is by dissolution or chemical, if the compound to be eliminated reacts to the selected solvent.

    To achieve maximum efficiency, it is necessary to find the maximum contact surface between the residual gas and the eliminator liquid. In addition, the materials used to build the equipment must be resistant to corrosion, due to the acidity of the pollutants. There is a wide range of equipment designed for this purpose, including tray columns, packed columns, aspersion boxes, Venturi separators, etc. In this particular case, the study is conducted in a packed column fitted with a plate at the bottom of the column (sump) that acts like a hydraulic seal and allows the liquid level to be controlled.

  • Operator Training Simulator for a new Cumene & Phenol plant

    Operator Training Simulator for a new Cumene & Phenol plant

    Operator Training Simulator for a new Cumene & Phenol plant

    Manuel Pedraza, Pierre Lahaie, Zhen Li (CEPSA Chemical Shanghai) JoseMaria Ferrer, JoseMaria Nougues, Rodolfo Tona, Carlos Alcoverro (Inprocess)

    IRPC 2015

    Inprocess oral contribution to Hydrocarbon Processing’s International Refining and Petrochemical Conference held in Abu Dhabi (UAE), June 2015
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    Training in an Aspen HYSYS-Based Valeraldehyde Virtual Plant

    Johan Ronnberg and Oleg Pajalic (Perstop AB) and JoseMaria Ferrer, JoseMaria Nougues, Rodolfo Tona and Andres Crespo (Inprocess) 


    Aspentech Users Group Meeting (Optimize2015)


    Abstract / Summary
    Joint oral contribution to the Aspentech Users Group Meeting (Optimize2015) held in May 2015 in Boston, USA