HONEYWELL has made a major enhancement to its refinery and petrochemical modelling system that will improve model building and maintenance, case management, and optimisation to help plants maximise profitability.

The new release, RPMS 500, incorporates analytics software that is based on the company’s innovative Intuition process management to better apply planning results.

RPMS also helps refining and petrochemical firms assess their long-term investment options and understand the critical differences in potential yield and value of various feedstocks, as well as determining the best operating conditions over the planning horizon.

Key new features with the RPMS 500 release include support for Windows 7/8 64-bit platforms, as well as tools to simplify migration to the current software version. Other enhancements provide improved case management, a new graphical user interface, HTML-based reporting, and improved optimization capabilities.

Honeywell Process Solutions product director Patrick Kelly said the RPMS Release 500 preserved the rich capability of RPMS while making it easier and more efficient to work with.

“It also makes it simpler to build and maintain refinery planning models, and generate and review production plans,” he said.

“That helps provide information to help operators make the best production decisions. It includes a web-based tool that makes it easier for the broader organization to access and analyse the information.”