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CHEMSTATIONS COMMON FEATURES
GENERAL FEATURES User Supplied K-Values
Graphical user interface Polynomial K-values
Customized reports and PFDs Tabular K-values
Interactive operation Partial Pressures of Aqueous Mixtures
Interfaces to spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and AutoCAD (.DXF) User Subroutine
User added unit operations, thermodynamics, components, and/or User Specied Activity Coefcients
graphics symbols ENTHALPY METHODS
In-line C language interpreter Equations of State
Users may add their own .DLLs Redlich-Kwong
Extensive online help Soave-Redlich-Kwong
Extensive data checking Peng-Robinson
Flexible engineering units API Soave-Redlich-Kwong
OLE, COM, and Visual Basic integration Lee-Kesler
ENGINEERING DATA Benedict-Webb-Rubin-Starling
Physical properties databank for pure components (DIPPR) Peng-Robinson-Stryjek-Vara (PRSV)
BIP database for activity coefcient equations Chemical Systems
Electrolytes database Latent Heat
Vapor phase association database Electrolyte
Interface to corporate and/or third party databases Heat of Mixing by Gamma
THERMODYNAMICS Special Systems
Vapor phase association Steam Table
Different K-Value models and/or enthalpy models for different units or Mixed Model
trays No Enthalpy (Mass balance only)
Different BIPs for different units or trays User Added Data
Vapor-Liquid and Vapor-Liquid-Liquid equilibrium Polynomial Enthalpy Model
Physical properties estimation of undened components: group Tabular Hs
contribution methods available for pure and mixture properties Heat of Solution Data
estimation User Subroutine
Composite heat curve pinch analysis ELECTROLYTES
Distillation curve assay analysis Pitzer and mNRTL methods for strong and weak electrolytes including
K-VALUE METHODS temperature dependent interaction parameters
Equations of State Binary and ternary interaction parameter database
Soave-Redlich-Kwong Reaction equilibrium database including many common industrial systems;
Grayson-Streed/Chao-Seader calculated from Gibbs free energy when data is absent
Peng-Robinson Expert system assistance for setting up electrolyte chemistry
Benedict-Webb-Rubin-Starling REGRESSION
API Soave-Redlich-Kwong Pure component physical property regression
Modied Soave-Redlich-Kwong (MSRK) Multicomponent VLE/LLE regression from user data, UNIFAC, or innite
Extended Soave-Redlich-Kwong (TSRK) dilution data
Predictive Soave-Redlich-Kwong (PSRK) Regression of electrolyte data
Elliott Suresh Donohoe (ESD) UTILITIES
Statistical Associating Fluid Theory (SAFT) EPA WAR Algorithm for environmental and health impact studies
Peng-Robinson-Stryjek-Vara (PRSV) Hydrate/Solid CO2 prediction
Empirical Total Organic Content/Chemical Oxygen Demand calculation
ESSO (Maxwell-Bonnell) Plots TPXY, Binodal, Residue Curve Map
Vapor Pressure (Ideal Solution) Symbol Builder for custom graphic representations
Henrys Gas Law Calculation of Relief Devices (DIERS)
Activity Coefcient Methods Design and rating of relief valves and/or rupture disks
UNIQUAC (UNIQUAC with the new group and surface parameters) Bubbly, churn-turbulent, and homogeneous vessel models
UNIFAC/UNIQUAC (UNIQUAC with the old group and surface HEM, ERM, Henry-Fauske HNE, non-ashing liquid and single-phase
parameters) vapor vent ow models
UNIFAC VLE API-520/52, API-2000, OSHA 1910.116, and NFPA-30 re models, or
UNIFAC LLE specied heat rate.
UPLM (UNIFAC for Polymers) Inlet and outlet piping pressure drop calculations
Wilson Comprehensive vessel and relief vent specication capabilities
T. K. Wilson Atmospheric and pressure vessels
HRNM Modied Wilson
Van Laar
Non-Random Two Liquid (NRTL)
Margules
GMAC (Chien-Null)
Scatchard-Hildebrand (Regular Solution)
Wilson Salt
Special Systems
Hydrocarbon-Water Solubility
Amines (VLE and LLE)
Sour Water
Tri-Ethylene-Glycol/Water Dehydration
Flory-Huggins Method for Polymers

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CHEMSTATIONS CC-STEADY STATE
UNIT OPERATIONS FLOWSHEET CONVERGENCE
Calculator Sequential Modular convergence
Component separator Speed up methods (Wegstein, Dominant Eigenvalue)
Compressor Simultaneous Modular convergence for piping networks (when the Node
Controller unit operation is used)
Distillation Column (see detailed DISTILLATION section) Optimization algorithm allows you to maximize or minimize a stream or
Divider unit operation variable (Objective Function) given certain independent
Excel Unit variables and constraints.
Expander/Turbine Sensitivity and Parametric analysis with reporting
Fired heater Unlimited size of owsheet (unlimited number of streams and unit
Flash operations)
Heat exchanger EQUIPMENT SIZING
Liquid-liquid extractor Rigorous equipment sizing routines for:
LNG Heat exchanger Trays (Sieve, Bubble cap, Valve)
Loop Packing (Random & Structured)
Mixer Pipes
Node Pressure Vessels
Phase Generator Orices
Pipe simulator Control Valves
Pump Three Phase Vessels
Reactor (see detailed REACTORS section) Relief Devices (DIERS)
Recorder Spec (specication) sheets in Microsoft Excel with pre-built templates for:
Stream reference Baghouse lter
User Added Module Compressor
Valve Fired Heater
Vessel Heat Exchanger (including TEMA sheet)
Solids handling: Pump
Baghouse lter Distillation column
Centrifugal lter Tank
Crusher/Grinder Valve
Crystallizer EQUIPMENT COST ESTIMATION
Cyclone Calculates purchase and installed cost of major pieces of plant equipment
Dryer
Electrostatic precipitator
Hydrocyclone
Screen
Sedimentator
Vacuum lter
Venturi scrubber
Washer
DISTILLATION
Shortcut and rigorous
Multiple column arrangements
Flexible specications
Simultaneous Correction and Rigorous Inside Out algorithms
Up to 500 theoretical stages
Three phase distillation
Scrubbing and stripping
Mass transfer based distillation for packed and tray-ed columns
Automatically calculates the component diffusivities
Rigorous calculation of the mass transfer coefcient
User editable database of packing data from packing manufacturers
Calculation of ambient heat loss
Tray by tray tabular and plotted output
REACTIVE DISTILLATION
Reactions may be equilibrium or kinetic equation based
Reactions solved simultaneously with VLE
Flexible rate form, including user added
Purity and temperature specications
Up to 300 reactions
Vapor and/or liquid reactions are permitted
REACTORS
Stoichiometric
Equilibrium
Up to 300 simultaneous reactions
Water-gas shift data
Methanation data
Gibbs free energy minimization
Kinetic (PFR or CSTR)
Unlimited simultaneous reactions
Flexible rate form, including user added

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CHEMSTATIONS CC-FLASH
GENERAL FEATURES
Shares core features with CHEMCAD:
Physical property database
Thermodynamics
Regression facilities
Flowsheet convergence
Limited unit operations available
UNIT OPERATIONS
Flash
Mixer
Divider
Equipment sizing routines are provided for orices, pipes, valves, pressure vessels, and relief devices

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CHEMSTATIONS CC-DYNAMICS
GENERAL FEATURES AUXILLIARY EQUIPMENT Simulation can be performed using rigorous
Full dynamic owsheeting for operability, Other unit operations may be used with the mass transfer analysis or using the equilibrium
training, startup/shutdown batch reactor to exibly model the process, stage approach
Graphical plotting of time dependent results including: dynamic vessel, heat exchanger, Packed columns can be calculated using rigorous
Online, real-time display of results during mixer, divider, separator, valve, pump, etc. mass transfer analysis or assuming equilibrium
calculation CONTROL SYSTEM stages
Calculation interrupt User specied PID loops Multiple liquid phases
Full integration into the CHEMCAD Suite and Multiple ramp or step changes in setpoint Discrete event scheduler
owsheets Control of reactor or jacket temperature Pressure drop calculations included
INTERACTIVE DYNAMIC SIMULATION differential Reactive distillation allowed
Additional mode of operation allowing user Level controllers Calculation of ambient heat loss
interactivity while the simulation is running Pressure controllers START-UP FEATURES:
Open/close valves Cascade control Dry or Wet tray startups
Change setpoints Heat-cool-chill system with safety interlocks Fixed or variable pressure
Introduce upsets Split range controllers May specify startup duration time and reboiler
Mode for connectivity to operator training KINETIC DATA REGRESSION duty
systems Can regress any combination of concentration, Open or closed loop control simulation
CONTROL VALVES temperature volume and/or heat of reaction CONDENSER FEATURES:
Equal percentage or linear values (Qr) data Holdup can be:
Valve coefcient (Cv) Can t multiple experiments in a single Constant or variable
Rangeability regression analysis Specied in mass, mole or volume units
Critical ow factor Can calculate the frequency factor, activation Set by a control valve
Valve position function energy, component reaction order, Langmuir Reux can be:
absorption parameters Specied in mass, mole or volume units
CONTROLLER
Offers a variety of numerical methods to ensure Set by a control valve
PID (proportional integral derivative) action
that the regression is fast, accurate and can Distillate can be:
can be specied
handle stiff systems Specied in mass, mole, or volume units
Controller set points can be purity, temperature,
Accepts data from a wide range of calorimeters Set by a control valve
pressure, level, ow, or any other owsheet
including the Mettler RC1 for which special Condenser U*A can be set. Cooling uid
variable
features are provided owrates can be xed or controlled.
Controller limits may be set:
Graphical and tabular comparison of Condenser accumulator vessel specication
With or without upper or lower limits
experimental and predicted results makes it options:
Relative to the set point
easy for the user to evaluate the validity of Orientation
At a specied value
the model Head type
Cascade and split range controllers can be used
DIERS ANALYSIS FACILITY Diameter and length
Sensor functions can be specied
Practical, comprehensive, eld tested DIERS Initial liquid level
RAMP Control
(Design Institute for Emergency Relief REBOILER FEATURES:
Time/Value table
Systems) analysis facility for the reactor Holdup can be variable or constant
Random Disturbance
vessel Bottoms liquid product rate can be:
Sine Wave
This can be used to simulate reactive Specied in mass, mole, or volume units
DIERS ANALYSIS FACILITY emergency relief situations on a dynamic basis Set by a control valve
Practical, comprehensive, eld tested DIERS The DIERS results are included in the heat and Reboiler U*A can be set. Heating uid owrates
(Design Institute for Emergency Relief material balance of the reactor can be xed or controlled.
Systems) analysis OUTPUT Reboiler vessel options:
This can be used to simulate emergency relief Graphical and tabular time history reports for: Orientation
situations on a dynamic basis Compositions Head type
The DIERS results are included in the heat and Pressure Diameter and length
material balance of the dynamic vessel Temperature Initial liquid level
OUTPUT Heat of reaction SIMULATION WITHOUT CONTROLLERS:
Time history reports and plots for: Utility owrates Condenser/Reboiler specication options:
All unit operation parameters including control Liquid level Reux/Reboil ratio or rate
valve position and controller output Reaction mass physical properties Heat duty
All stream parameters Rates of formation Temperature
BATCH REACTOR (CC-REACS) Yields Flowrate
FEATURES Conversions Component owrate
CHEMICAL DESIGN DISTILLATION (CC-DCOLUMN) Purity
Unlimited number of species FEATURES Recovery
Unlimited number of simultaneous reactions COLUMN FEATURES: Component recovery
Choice of Arrhenius, Langmuir-Hinshelwood, or Can begin the simulation as a startup or from a Component ratios
user added rate equation forms steady-state condition Side product specication options:
Regression of kinetic process data Holdups can be: Liquid or vapor ows
REACTOR DESIGN ignored Liquid or vapor draw ratios
Multiple Coils and jackets constant or variable OUTPUT
Service or process side heat exchangers and liquid and/or vapor Complete stage information
electric heaters specied in mass, molar or volumetric units Graphical and tabular time history for:
Heat transfer rate calculation; includes specied for the condenser, reboiler, or any Condenser and reboiler
calculation of process and service side lm stages Any stage
coefcients specied on each stage
Vapor and liquid draws permitted Pressure can be xed or calculated
Batch, semi-batch or continuous operation
Vessel pressurization calculated

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CHEMSTATIONS CC-THERM
GENERAL FEATURES CLEARANCES Sensible Flow Several methods are available
Design mode Select from available clearance standards or for calculation, with pre-selected defaults.
Rating mode user dened clearances Airside Heat Transfer The program uses the
Fouling Rating mode MISCELLANEOUS ESDU method for staggered tube arrays and
Simulation mode Safety factors may be specied the method of Schmidt for in-line arrays.
Full integration into the CHEMCAD Suite Entrainment ratios Zone Analysis The unit is analyzed using
OUTPUT Kettle diameter zones specied by the user. The program
Tabular and graphical reporting features Shellside or tubeside coefcient may be xed automatically sets up zones and properties
including TEMA and/or API datasheets Tube axial stress of each zone, but permits the user to edit or
A detailed tabulated analysis report Vibration analysis override any or all values calculated by the
A detailed report of overall exchanger values Zone-by-zone analysis of heat transfer and program.
A zone-by-zone report of the heat curve, uid pressure drop calculations PLATE AND FRAME
properties, heat transfer and pressure drop TECHNIQUES TECHNICAL FEATURES
calculations Sensible Heat A full stream analysis is Sensible to sensible heat transfer, which
The stream information inlet/outlet with H, T, P, performed on the shell side, and several constitutes about 90% of all plate and frame
and component ow rates optional methods on the tube side. Defaults applications.
Optimization data are pre-selected. Rating mode The inlet and outlet streams
SHELL AND TUBE Condensers The program handles horizontal, are taken from the ow sheet and the user
Calculation of all TEMA types vertical, or reux condensers. Several supplies the complete details of the exchanger
Tubeside process types: methods are available, however, defaults are geometry and dimensions and fouling
Sensible ow (vapor or liquid) pre-selected. factors. The program determines whether
Forced evaporation Reboilers and Evaporators A variety of the exchanger is too large or too small for the
Falling lm evaporation methods are available for diverse uids and given application.
Vertical thermosyphon applications Fouling rating mode The inlet and outlet
Horizontal condensation Stream Analysis Bafe by bafe calculation on streams are taken from the ow sheet and
Vertical condensation the shellside explicitly accounts for the effects the user supplies the complete details of the
Reux condensation of clearances and shellside congurations exchanger geometry and dimensions. The
Shellside process types: on heat transfer and pressure drop. This program calculates the fouling factors required
Sensible ow (vapor or liquid) analysis can be extended to include nned to obtain the specied performance from the
Forced evaporation tubes, turbulators, sealing strips, impingement exchanger.
Horizontal thermosyphon plates, sparger pipes, and many other Film coefcients may be calculated by the
Horizontal condensation construction variables. program or specied by the user.
Vertical condensation Detailed Zone Analysis For Two Phase Flow Chevron and intermating plates can be handled.
Exchangers may have evaporation on one side Rigorous accounting for changes across the The dimensions, geometry, and properties of
with condensation on the other with any exchanger by dividing it into zones. At each the plates may be user specied if so desired.
combination of subcooling and superheating zone, the conditions, properties, ow regime, Multiple cold side and hot side passes can
Full stream analysis performed on the shellside and applicable heat transfer mechanism are be calculated. The LMTD correction factor
Zone-by-zone analysis is performed (2-31 calculated. The program then applies the is applied in such cases. Multiple pass
zones, user dened) appropriate formula to calculate the pressure performance factors are also applied.
Conditions and properties automatically drop and lm coefcients. A plate materials database is provided with the
generated at all zones and can be user AIR COOLED program.
modied TECHNICAL FEATURES The overall heat transfer coefcient is calculated
Complete materials library for tubes, pipes, Handles the following applications: as the inverse of the sum of all the heat
shells, bonnet, and tubesheets Sensible cooling transfer resistances from one bulk uid to
Dry- or wet- wall condensing Horizontal condensing the other. The lm heat transfer coefcient,
Thermosyphon mode Vertical condensing h, is dependent on the uid velocity, uid
5 stream exchangers (evaporators with separate Reux condensation properties, and plate geometry. Heat transfer
outlet streams for vapor and liquid) calculated The program has its own ntube databank. correlations for specic plate designs are
SHELLSIDE This databank contains all necessary obtained experimentally and the data are
Shells in series or parallel information describing ntube geometry frequently proprietary to the manufacturers.
Shell as pipe or plate and characteristics from the manufacturers Pressure drops are calculated for both sides of
Sealing strips permitted catalog. The user may specify his/her own the best exchanger.
Diameter or max. diameter may be specied ntube data if so desired. DOUBLE PIPE
TUBESIDE Dry wall and wet wall condensing can be Calculation of U-tube or straight tube double
Tubes may be bare or n accommodated. pipe exchangers (sensible to sensible only)
Turbulators may be used on inside of the tube Conservative and non-conservative condensing Allows multitube arrangements
Tube OD, gauge, pattern, and pitch may be methods are available.
specied Fan data from the following manufacturers are
Tubesheet thickness calculated to determine provided in the program:
effective area Checo
U-bend radius and/or efciency may be Moore
specied Environment Element Corporation
Tube length or max. tube length may be Aerovent
specied Hudson
BAFFLES TECHNIQUES
Bafes may be single segmental, double Tubeside Heat Transfer The tube side heat
segmental, triple segmental, full circle, no- transfer coefcient is calculated differently for
tubes-in-window, or rod condensation and sensible ow.
Specify or have the program optimize the bafe Condensation The program calculates
spacing, cut, and direction Horizontal, Vertical and Reux condensers.
Optional impingement bafes Default methods are pre-selected.

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CHEMSTATIONS CC-BATCH
GENERAL FEATURES
Graphical plotting of time dependent results
Online, real-time display of results during calculation
Calculation interrupt
Full integration into the CHEMCAD Suite and owsheets
COLUMN FEATURES
Any number of operating steps
Up to 500 theoretical stages
Reservoir feeds
Side product accumulators
Stage heaters and coolers
Calculation of ambient heat loss
Stage and condenser hold-ups (stage holdup proles)
Simultaneous Correction and Rigorous Inside Out algorithms
Rigorous column sizing for trayed and packed columns available at the end of each operating step
OPERATING STEP OPTIONS
Startup from total reux or from xed liquid on all stages
Specications may include a variety of options for the distillate, boil-up, reux, condenser, and heat duties.
Dump accumulators at any time
Add material at any time
Stop criterion may be based on the accumulator, distillate, residual charge, or time
User-dened pressure prole (linear or non-linear)
Alternate stop criteria permitted

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CHEMSTATIONS CC-SAFETY NET
(all CC-SAFETY NET features are in CC-STEADY STATE)

UNIT OPERATIONS
Node point in the piping network where pressure change occurs for some specied reason. Other unit operations go to and from nodes.
Pipe models the pressure drop through a pipe segment or set of segments.
Pump to move incompressible ow. Performance curve can be entered.
Compressor/Expander to move compressible ow. Performance curve can be entered.
Flash for phase separation under specied conditions.
Valve simple valve for specifying outlet pressures, pressure drops, etc.
Control valve comprehensive valve module for calculating pressure drops and/or ow through the valve based upon valve size and characteristics, ow
conditions, and material properties.
Heat Exchanger add or remove heat from a stream.
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT FACILITIES
Fittings and elbows a library of ttings and elbows is provided with PIPE. Flow resistance may also be entered as L/D.
Commercial pipe schedules are built into the program.
Equipment sizing routines are provided for orices, pipes, valves, and pressure vessels.
Equipment spec sheets are provided and can be customized.
Purchase and installed costs of major equipment can be estimated.
Equipment symbols can be added or customized by the user.
Vapor venting depressurizing facility provided.
FLUID FLOW METHODS
Darcy-Weisbach Equation for single phase ow either compressible or incompressible.
Baker Method for two phase ow. Determines if the ow is dispersed, bubble, slug, stratied, plug, annular or wave ow and applies appropriate
equation.
Beggs and Brill Method for two phase ow. Identies the ow as segregated, intermittent, distributed, or transition ow to select correct equation
parameters.
Isothermal ow equation for long distance transmition lines.
Hazen-Williams equation for water sprinkler re protection systems.
Fritzsche equation pressure drop formula for steam systems.
Critical ow Critical ow of compressible uids is always detected and reported. At the users option, it will limit ow.
DIERS (DESIGN INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF SYSTEMS)
Fully integrated into the program calculations

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