HTRI SmartPM™

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Performance monitoring and predictive maintenance software for shell-and-tube heat exchanger networks

SmartPMTM simulates complex networks of shell-and-tube heat exchangers to help engineers and plant operators manage fouling. Used in exchanger networks such as refinery preheat trains, SmartPM predicts future performance, including the effects of fouling build-up, and can help achieve energy savings and maintain throughput by scheduling exchanger cleanings.

Combining HTRI’s single- and two-phase detailed exchanger analysis methods with advanced techniques for exchanger network simulation makes SmartPM the most robust, validated thermohydraulic simulator of its type. It's use of dynamic fouling models allows engineers to evaluate the best options for mitigating fouling.

With one of the two SmartPM modules, you can

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Build heat exchanger network model  
Import Xist® exchanger models  
Rapid plant monitoring data entry using Tag Import Wizard
Read plant monitoring data using spreadsheet wizard
Directly connect SmartPM to PI System® databases from OSIsoft®
Reconcile plant monitoring data
Create fouling models using reconciled data  
Simulate network performance with fouling considerations
Develop cleaning schedules with fouling considerations
Explore retrofit options to enhance heat recovery  
Export Xist exchanger models (populated with plant data and calculated performance parameters)  
Explore network performance improvements of revamp and network structure modifications and quantify economic benefits  
Store model data, including plant measurements and exchanger performance predictions, in built-in data historian
View imported and calculated data

Software Highlights

  • Connects SmartPM to OSIsoft® PI System® for two-way data transfer
  • Applies different cleaning costs for online cleaning and cleaning at shutdown
  • Enables setting of network throughput using known furnace firing capacity limit or network pumping capacity in cases when exchangers offline for cleaning reduce network throughput
  • Ranks exchanger table to display FIT change at the end of the user-defined benefit realization period (e.g., shutdown)
  • Improves estimate in poorly instrumented complex configurations by providing automatic soft sensors option
  • Uses scaling parameters to predict fouling for heat exchangers where fouling mitigation devices (bundle vibration device) are attached or for heat exchangers with different metallurgy (stainless steel)
  • Displays time-varying Standard Flow values for all streams
  • Presents time-varying flow rate visualizations through stream scaling on model canvas
  • Provides additional user option for correcting heat duty mismatches to prevent error propagation throughout networks

Contact SmartPM@htri.net for more information.