New software module facilitates integrated plant planning, scheduling and blending

Jan. 12, 2005
Aspen Technology, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., has announced the development of a software module that provides an integrated set of capabilities for petroleum refinery and petrochemical plant planning, scheduling and blending activities. The role-based multi-user enterprise module enables companies to integrate plant planning functions, including feedstock evaluation and product slate optimization, with scheduling and blending functions, including unit operations, product blending and product shipping.

The aspenONE Planning, Scheduling and Blending for Petroleum software module adds measurement and visibility capabilities, including plan vs. actual performance and other critical key performance indicators (KPIs). Built on Aspen Operations Manager, the module leverages a common data model that ensures the use of consistent data and models throughout the organization, and incorporates an enterprise-ready integration infrastructure. In addition to planning and scheduling functionality, AspenTech's software also generates optimal blend recipes on an event-driven basis across the scheduling horizon, and provides standard blend control interfaces that enable automated export of optimized blend recipes to blend control systems.