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Release Notes for INPLANT 4.0


Welcome to the release of INPLANT version 4.0. These Release Notes supplement and supersede the corresponding sections in all the INPLANT documentation, including the INPLANT Getting Started Guide.

Contents
New Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of new Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Excel Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Improved Code Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . File Containerization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Upgraded Thermodynamics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 2 6 6 7 8 8

Important Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Compatibility with Earlier Versions of INPLANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Switching Between Security Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Summary of Defects Fixed in INPLANT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Summary of Open Defects in INPLANT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 License and Copyright Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

INPLANT 4.0 Release Notes

New Features
The following enhancements have been made to INPLANT 4.0:
Feature
Upgraded GUI

Description
The Inplant GUI has been updated providing a much better user environment.

Upgraded Code base The Inplant code base will benefit from years of upgrades and bug fixes resulting more efficient and accurate calculations. Excel Reports File Containerization Upgraded thermo Ability to generate output reports in Microsoft Excel. Containerization of the simulation files into one zipped file. INPLANT 4.0 thermo has been updated from PROCESS thermo to PRO/II 7.0 Patch 5 thermo. When flashing compositional fluids are used the results will match PRO/II Thermo. FLEXlm 9.5, TOKEN and USB security are added as the security options.

Security

Overview of new Features


New GUI 1. Updated Windows Look and Feel INPLANT 4.0

New Features

INPLANT 3.03

INPLANT 4.0

INPLANT 3.03

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INPLANT 4.0

INPLANT 3.03

New Features

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Customizable Results Available from the GUI

3.

Search Feature

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Excel Reports Ability to generate output reports in Microsoft Excel

Improved Code Base


Improved Convergence Improved Flash Algorithm Double precision calculations Improved performance Ability to run line sizing for selected links

New Features

Run-batch feature

Allows you to run several simulations sequentially

New Unit Operations:


Calculator Hydrate Unite Operation Compressor (enhanced)

Ability to handle larger simulations

File Containerization All files required to run an INPLANT simulation are now stored and saved in a single .IPZIP file. Previously all 90+ files were stored separately.

INPLANT 4.0 Release Notes

Upgraded Thermodynamics Updated Thermodynamic methods to PRO/II 7.0 patch 5. INPLANT 4.0

INPLANT 3.03 Security Support for New Security Methods: FLEXlm 9.5 Token USB Security

New Features

Compatibility with Earlier Versions of INPLANT


INPLANT 3.0x database files will not open in INPLANT 4.0. INPLANT 3.0x input files will be imported to INPLANT 4.0.

Important Notices

Do not install INPLANT in the same directory where an earlier version of the product exists. If your computer has an earlier version it is essential that you specify a different directory for the installation. Before executing any of the installation programs, disable all antivirus software running on your computer. There has been a change in enthalpy basis between the Process thermo used in Inplant 3.03 and current PRO/II 7.0 Patch 5 thermo that is used in Inplant 4.0. For simulations that use olgas 2-phase and olgas-3 phase correlations, INPLANT needs to be run out-of-proc. Running it in-proc leads to application crashes due to problems in the olgas modules. A large number of inlet and outlet ports are permitted to allow the user to model large gathering or distribution systems. However, the performance of the manifold unit will be poor if the combination of inlet and outlet ports is excessive. Several simpler manifold units should be used to model these types of systems.

Switching Between Security Types


INPLANT 4.0 provides the following security options:

USB hardware security, in which you insert key specially coded to allow use of INPLANT. Simply plug the hardware directly into the computers USB FLEXlm Security for Windows W2000/XP/2003 for INPLANT. TOKEN security option on the FLEXlm Server 9.5 Application installation CD.

INPLANT 4.0 Release Notes

To switch to USB security:


Open the inplant.ini file found in the user directory. Find the section entitled [wss_Security] and set Type=USB. Save the file and exit.

To switch to FLEXlm9.5 security:


Open the inplant.ini file found in the user directory. Find the section entitled [wss_Security] and set Type=FLXLM95. Save the file and exit. If you are running under Windows 2000/XP/2003, add the IPASSI_LICENSE_FILE=@{FLEXlm server machine name} system environment variable to your control panel/system/ advanced/environment variables. Reboot your computer so the changes to your security environment will be correctly configured.

To switch to TOKEN security:


Open the inplant.ini file found in the user directory. Find the section entitled [wss_Security] and set Type=TOKEN. Save the file and exit. If you are running under Windows 2000/XP/2003, add the IPASSI_LICENSE_FILE=@{FLEXlm server machine name} system environment variable to your control panel/system/ advanced/environment variables. Reboot your computer, so the changes to your security will be correctly configured.

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Important Notices

Summary of Defects Fixed in INPLANT 4.0


Below is a list of defects that have been fixed in INPLANT 4.0.
Feature Bends Description In the LINK DEVICE WINDOW when a bend is defined to have a nominal ID, the decimals after the decimal point gets replaced by zero, i.e. 1.5 in NOMD becomes 1 in. NOMD. Case study is not taking rate qualifiers LV, GV, or M. Not working in GUI or keywords. GUI drop down box allows all of these as choices. The 'copy node' utility does not copy the source specifications in this problem. It used to change the composition basis from weight to molar. GUI Error message when importing *.inp file: "Network driver doesn't have enough memory" is related to the 16 bit environment. The new GUI and calc engine no longer has memory problems. TEE can be import into Inplant GUI.. INPUT=PART and PRINT Statement on LINK is now supported on import. The network layout information in INPLANT GUI is preserved in the keyword file. Distillation data imports correctly. Input Previously, if an orifice was specified with actual inlet inside diameter in mm and the orifice diameter in mm, a warning message appeared stating that the orifice diameter cannot be larger than the inlet pipe diameter. The GUI no longer makes diameter comparisons when using nominal size. This error processing is handled by the calc engine. Limit card values are printed in the input file. The GUI keyword generation specifies 'SPGR' as 'SP GR' which is not recognizable for the keyword processor. SPGR is written properly in INPLANT 4.0. The Inplant GUI correctly generates the proper keyword for VISC(OIL). It used to generate VISC(LIQUID) instead. Output The Note : WHEN HEM RATING (I.E. ESTIMATED NOMINAL CAPACITY) EXCEEDS MINIMUM RATING (I.E. REQUIRED VALVE CAPACITY) THE USER IS ADVISED TO REEVALUATE FLARE SYSTEM is incorrect. The pump curve is ignored for compositional runs.The problem runs correctly on Inplant version 4.0. The program is not interpreting the curve default metric flow rate units incorrectly [as Liters per hour (LHR) instead of cubic meters per hr (CMHR).

Casestudy

Copy Node

Import

Pump Curve UOM

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Summary of Open Defects in INPLANT 4.0


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Summary of Defects Fixed in INPLANT 4.0

License and Copyright Information


INPLANT 4.0 Release Notes Use of the INPLANT program, and its component parts and subsystems, is governed by the terms and conditions of a separate written agreement between your employer and Invensys Systems, Inc., its subsidiaries or affiliates. 2006 Invensys Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of the material protected by this copyright may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, broadcasting, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from Invensys Systems, Inc. INPLANT, NETOPT, Invensys, SimSci-Esscor, and The Power of Simulation3 are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries, and affiliates. TACITE is a trademark of Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP). Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, and MS-DOS are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Compaq Visual Fortran is a trademark of Compaq Computer Corporation. Adobe, Acrobat, Exchange, and Reader are registered marks and/or trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc. All other products noted herein are trademarks of their respective companies. U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS LEGEND The Software and accompanying written materials are provided with restricted rights. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c) (1) (ii) of the Rights in Technical Data And Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or in subparagraphs (c) (1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software-Restricted Rights clause at 48 C.F.R. 52.227-19, as applicable. The Contractor/Manufacturer is: Invensys Systems, Inc. (Invensys SimSci-Esscor) 26561 Rancho Parkway South, Suite 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630, USA. Printed in the United States of America, December 2006.

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