SysCAD at GTT Users’ Meeting 2022

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We are attending the GTT-Technologies Users’ Meeting this week on June 29 – 30. Tanai Marin and Kevin Heppner will present on Dynamic Simulation of Batch Copper Converting using SysCAD with ChemApp. Copper converting, where iron and sulphur are removed from the molten matte, is typically carried out by Peirce-Smith Converting process. SysCAD with ChemApp was used to develop a…

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SysCAD at ALTA 2022

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We are proud to be presenting two papers and hosting a booth at ALTA 2022, ALTA Metallurgical Services’ world-class annual metallurgical conference. SysCAD will be represented in Perth by Rob Winter and Peter Marsh, and online by Kevin Heppner. Digital Transformation using Simulation in a Project Life Cycle, presented by Rob Winter on 22 May. The use of Process Simulation…

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Potash – Process Modelling for a Growing Industry

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As the global population increases and the diets of people around the world include more protein, potash production is becoming increasingly important. Primarily used to produce fertiliser, potash refers to a broad range of compounds bearing potassium (K). As one of the “Big 3” essential nutrients in commercial fertilisers, NPK – Nitrogen, Phosphorus & Potassium[1], potassium is vital to crop…

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Bayer Process Modelling for the Alumina Industry

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Aluminium oxide (Al2O3), or alumina, is an important feedstock in a range of industries, primarily aluminium smelting, but also the production of abrasives, refractories, ceramics, glass, electronics and even cosmetics. Purity and particle size of this white powder must be carefully managed during its refining to meet strict downstream criteria. Alumina refineries employ the Bayer process (named for its inventor…

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SysCAD Build 139 Released

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We are excited to announce the release of SysCAD Build 139!  This latest version is equipped with new features and is ready to support the next generation of process models and digital twins.  New and improved process unit models  Thermodynamic equilibrium add-ons  User interface and UX enhancements  More robust solver engine  New reporting and integration tools  New example projects and…

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SysCAD at COM 2021

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We are pleased to be presenting at COM 2021. Dr Kevin Heppner will be presenting “Modelling the Solvent Extraction Separation of Neodymium from Praseodymium using a First Principles Thermodynamic Model”. Using the PHREEQC thermodynamic database add-in and results from a solvent extraction pilot plant, a working thermodynamic model was generated within SysCAD. Multivariate process optimisation studies using this model were…

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SysCAD in the Life Cycle of Plant Development

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Process Development Life Cycle Mineral and chemical processing operations tend to follow a typical life cycle – starting with feasibility studies and detailed engineering design, through to construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance, and often followed by process improvement projects and plant expansion. At all stages, different process options or methodologies must be considered. Decisions are made based on factors such…

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Ex Mente Annual Thermoweek

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Ex Mente, SysCAD Agent in South Africa, are currently hosting their annual ThermoWeek. Registration is still open for the online User’s Meeting this Thursday (15 April 2021), at which we are proud to be presenting two topics on thermochemical modelling within SysCAD. These demonstrate practical applications in SysCAD of using Gibbs Free Energy Minimisation for constrained conditions; and PHREEQC Surface…

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