Expertise

Expertise

From fundamental science to software development​, Hexxcell capabilities and experitse covers a vast range.

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Deep fundamental knowledge of:

    • Single and two-phase heat transfer

    • Mathematical modelling and optimisaiton methods

    • Fouling deposition for various systems 

    • Heat exchanger design

  • Development, deployment and use of digital technology:

  • Advanced process systems modelling capabilities for various systems (beyond heat transfer):

    • Data reconciliation, cleansing and visualisation

    • Developemnt of first principle and semi-empirical models of various process operations

    • Artificial intelligence

    • Hybrid models

  • Modelling platform with integrated capabilities for flexible connectivity to various data sources

  • Industrial software development

Hexxcell Studio™ – Accurate prediction of fouling in refinery heat exchangers

Hexxcell Studio™ is a comprehensive software framework that integrates solutions for monitoring, design and retrofit analysis of heat exchangers and their networks in a unified platform.

Hexxcell Studio™ incorporates the most advanced mathematical model available in industry for the simulation, design and optimisation of a multi–pass shell–and–tube heat exchanger undergoing crude oil fouling. It is also implemented in a user-friendly flowsheeting environment that provides a consistent, robust and flexible system for the solution of engineering heat transfer fouling problems at all stages, from R&D to operations support.

Hexxcell Studio™ has proven useful in assessing the economic impact of fouling, predicting its behaviour in the future, guiding operations to mitigate it and identifying retrofit design opportunities.

INDUSTRIES

Refining

Power

Dairy

Pipelines

Petrochemicals

Explore our solutions:

Advanced Analytics: Fouling Propensity Analysis™

Advanced analytics to unveil key correlations between operating parameters, crude slates and fouling behaviour

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Equipment Design: Dynamic Retrofit Test™ 

A predictive approach to test performance of a proposed retrofit design

Advanced Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance

•Assessment of fouling costs

•Monitor refinery pre-heat trains performance

•Best cleaning scheduling

•Optimise flow splits

•HEX bypass management

Advanced Heat Exchanger Monitoring