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 thermo-hydraulic simulator of its type. Its 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  
Synchronize exchanger geometry and physical properties with Xist® files
Run either SmartPM or Xist engines for selected exchangers
Rapidly import plant monitoring data using Tag Import Wizard
Connect SmartPM to OSIsoft® PI System® for two-way data transfer
Create fouling models from reconciled data  
Simulate network performance with fouling considerations
Develop cleaning schedules with fouling considerations
Identify best combinations of heat exchangers to clean within selected dates
Explore retrofit options to enhance performance  
Export Xist exchanger models (with real plant and performance data)  
Explore revamp and network structure modifications; quantify benefits  
Interrogate historic and predicted values in built-in data historian
View all data in graphs, tables, and dashboard
Export all data to Microsoft® Excel®

Software Highlights

  • Run either rapid SmartPM or full Xist engine for selected exchangers
  • Link Xist .htri files for selected exchangers and streams to synchronize geometry and single/two-phase properties
  • Monitor user-defined result sets from Xist-enabled exchangers
  • Extend connections to OSIsoft® PI System® for two-way data transfer
  • Include control valves for pressure drop analysis or flow rate estimation through equalization of pressure drops across controlled branches
  • Automatically infer missing temperatures and stream flows, including unmeasured bypasses
  • Handle poorly instrumented, complex configurations using automatic soft sensors
  • Develop cleaning schedules—with fouling considerations—for optimum energy and/or pressure drop and maximum throughput
  • Quickly view the best exchangers to clean (single or combination) within multi-year time frames and with no interim cleans
  • Include daily variation of stream thermo-physical properties and optional fouling model parameter (based on crude diet)
  • Dynamically control critical temperature through optimum bypass flow rates
  • Control pump-around streams, adjusting flows with fouling
  • Select canvas layout view to match user’s current usage requirement
  • Watch parameter values update “live” during calculations, including component profile graphs
  • Animate time series data, including flow parameters and network energy
  • Color streams automatically according to high-to-low viscosity rankings
  • Use built-in Xist materials database

Contact SmartPM@htri.net for more information.