Solutions for Process Engineers
If you are trying to optimize a process, or even just to provide a more reliable degree of control, our software can help.
Optimizing Existing Processes
Are you are looking for specific properties to meet specific customer needs, or trying to see if you can reduce cost without affecting performance? If so, INForm is for you. INForm can 'learn' models from your data. Once you have these models, you just specify what values or ranges you want the properties to have, and the relative importance of each of the properties. INForm's inbuilt optimization then finds the process conditions that will best meet your criteria. You can see immediately how various cost-cutting measures could affect the product supplied to your customers.
Modeling alone is not sufficient to solve this problem - you need to have optimization techniques integrated with the models. INForm brings you this combination, bundled with simple visualization and statistical tools that are useful in assessing the quality of your models.
You can also specify your own property models, provided they can be expressed in simple mathematical form.
INForm has been used in a variety of industries. Because it works with your own data, it is very versatile.
Developing New Processes
Some of the biggest challenges can arise when you need to make drastic changes to a process, or try to develop a new one. You want to understand the underlying relationships between your formulation variables and end-use properties quickly. FormRules can help - its data mining capabilities can find which process conditions are most important for determining each of the properties, so you'll have immediate guidance on what you need to control.
Like INForm, FormRules works with your own data, so is very versatile. If you have data, FormRules can "mine" it for key relationships.
Don't hesitate to contact us for more information.