Dow Chemicals and Aspen Technology have announced a strategic alliance under which AspenTech software and services become the standard for Dow in a bid to further improve productivity and reduce engineering costs.
The deal involves process information management (InfoPlus.21), advanced control (DMCplus) and optimisation (RT-OPT) and process modelling (AspenPlus, DynaPlus, Speedup, etc).
Arnold Allemang, vice president and director of manufacturing at Dow, says: Dow expects to implement AspenTech technology faster, recognise benefits sooner and reduce the costs in the process.’
Latest release from AspenTech is Batch.21, described as a next-generation batch process MIS, now on Windows NT. The new release supports InfoPlus.21 on NT and is integrated with the company’s process analysis package, Aspen Process Explorer. It’s aimed at fast querying of batch process data, based on conditions like batch IDs and campaigns.
Time series plant data, such as temperatures, flows and pressures, can then be viewed in a batch context.