NEW PRODUCT VERSION – NAPCON WORKS ON NEXT STEPS TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY
Press release / 10 May 2022
The latest version of NAPCON software has now been released. It will continue NAPCON’s focus on supporting the fight against climate change with real-time optimization solutions. NAPCON’s state-of-the-art digital solutions for the process industry help our customers gather information efficiently on the process challenges of new raw materials and the circular economy.
The pressures for change in the structures and practices of competence development are growing. The new process combinations challenge the skills of the operating personnel to a whole new level, to which NAPCON’s tools bring new light and relief.
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“A carbon-neutral future requires different decisions and actions than before. Our experts have in-depth knowledge of the industry and have worked hard together to make NAPCON 8.7 better meet the challenges of the industry with new enhancements and updates without forgetting the user experience. Interesting areas for future development include the further development of artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and, in the long term, also services built into block chains“, says Jyri Lindholm, Head of Product Management, NAPCON.
NAPCON REAL-TIME DIGITALIZATION HIGH-LIGHTS
NAPCON Understand highlights for the new release are performance related improvements. These improvements are aimed for cases where data heavy operations are done with NAPCON Informer or when working with a data rich dashboard with NAPCON Analytics. These improvements are now available with history pre-aggregation in NAPCON Informer and data pre-calculation in NAPCON Analytics.
In the NAPCON Improve product category the main improvement topic is the total renewal of the process model identification tool, NAPCON Modeller. This important engineering tool simplifies and streamlines the configuration workflow for the Advanced Process Control (APC) solution.
The actual online advanced process control software, the NAPCON Controller algorithm, has received improvements in its mathematical subroutines to enhance the performance of computations. Minor improvements have been made to several other pieces of configuration and online software in order to develop the usability and reliability.
NAPCON COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT HIGH-LIGHTS
NAPCON Train improvements are focused on extended availability including remote connectivity to our competence development solutions. NAPCON Cloud OTS (operator training simulator) is production ready and available directly with NAPCON Generic OTS installation. Simulator health-check dashboards enable efficient and immediate real-time maintenance of the operator training simulators location independently, anywhere in the world, providing our customer with higher Quality of Service.
Customizing a bespoke simulator installation is now streamlined with machine learning powered NAPCON Display Studio allowing rapid creation of operator user interface displays for new and existing simulators.
Checkpoint and backtrack features within the NAPCON Simulator provides an additional tool for training scenarios, allowing returning to a specified point of time in the exercise.
FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NEW FEATURES AND UPDATES FOR OUR RELEASE 8.7
Frejborg Andreas, Head of Customer Relations, NAPCON, Andreas.Frejborg@neste.com, tel. +358 50 458 6712
NAPCON in brief
NAPCON leads the process industry to a safe and sustainable future. We offer a wide range of innovative solutions to enhance your production spanning from operational intelligence and advanced process optimization solutions to boosting your competence through simulators and games. As part of Neste Engineering Solutions that offers engineering, procurement, construction and project management services for the Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals and Bio-industries we apply our extensive process know-how on modern software engineering to fulfill your needs in the areas of availability, production optimization, sustainability and safety. In addition to our head office in Porvoo, Finland, we operate in international Neste locations such as Singapore and Rotterdam. Altogether we employ over 800 engineering professionals.For more information, please visit: www.napconsuite.com