All Tutorials

What’s New in ProMax 4.0

Introducing ProMax 4.0! This video explains new capabilities and improved features found within our latest version of the ProMax software.

Column Sizing

This video illustrates the column sizing features available within ProMax. Towers can be sized using trays or random/structured packing. Existing tower internals may be input, or the required diameter may be calculated for design cases.

ProMax Reports

This video illustrates the different methods for generating a report within ProMax. ProMax reporting allows for complete customization of reported data and formatting to report what you want, how you want it.

Scripting in ProMax Solvers/Specifiers

This video illustrates how to use JScript within ProMax Solvers & Specifiers. This scripting includes if/else statements and Math functions for more complex calculations. 3 examples are demonstrated.

Property Tables

This video illustrates the property table shape within ProMax, which allows the user to display information about multiple streams or blocks side-by-side on the flowsheet. Along with showing how to create a table and how to choose which properties to display, different table layouts are also demonstrated.

Callouts

This video illustrates the callout shape within ProMax, which allows the user to display information about a stream on the flowsheet. Along with showing how to create a callout and how to choose which properties to display, tips on customizing the display layout and copying data to Excel are also provided.

Depressurization Tool

This video illustrates how to use the Depressurization Example stencil within ProMax. The video describes the different types of cases and calculations performed by this stencil and demonstrates its use for two different cases. Relief conditions and API 521 parameters are also discussed.

Multistage Refrigerant Tips

This video illustrates useful tips for solving multi-stage chillers in ProMax®. The video demonstrates a simple method for estimating the amount of refrigerant required. A solver to find the actual refrigerant flow required is then created followed by a discussion on solver algorithms and solver scripting.

Curve Oils

This video illustrates the Curve Oil feature within ProMax. Curve Oils can be used to define any oil cut by using its boiling point curve. A crude oil example is demonstrated in this video.

Scenario Tool® – EZ Setup Tool

This video illustrates the EZ Setup Tool feature within a ProMax simulation. This tool works as a shortcut for the Scenario Tool. The EZ Setup Tool allows the user to specify which variables to change and what range of values to use for each variable. ProMax will then generate the desired Excel table for the user.

Line Sizing Analysis

This video illustrates the Line Sizing analysis available in ProMax. This analysis will calculate the necessary pipe size to keep the pressure drop and/or velocity below a user-defined limit. Erosional Velocity may also be calculated.

Back Blending

This video illustrates the process of back blending in ProMax. Back blending is a method used to estimate the inlet conditions by adding up the measured gas, hydrocarbon liquid, and water outlets. This is often used for estimating emissions off hydrocarbon tanks and water tanks.

Excel Import/Export

This video illustrates how to use the Import/Export features between Excel and ProMax. Information can be imported from Excel into ProMax, and ProMax calculations can be exported into Excel for reporting.

ProMax Blocks – Cross Flowsheet Connector

This video illustrates the use of the Cross Flowsheet Connector shape, which allows for stream information to be passed from one flowsheet to another.

Column Convergence Tips

This video demonstrates tips for getting difficult columns to converge within a ProMax simulation. The Convergence tab within a column is discussed as well as what column specifications are easiest to solve. A pumparound estimate is also demonstrated.

Relief Valve Sizing Analysis

This video illustrates the Relief Valve Sizing analysis in ProMax. This analysis calculates the required orifice area for a given flow at relief conditions, following API 520 or other international standards.

Distillation Curve Analysis

This video illustrates the Distillation Curves analysis within ProMax streams. This analysis can generate the following boiling curve types: TBP, ASTM D86, ASTM D1160, ASTM D2887/SD, and EFV.

ProMax Recoveries

This video illustrates how to calculate recoveries within ProMax. Column recoveries and flowsheet recoveries are created automatically within ProMax. User-defined recoveries can also be created. Ethane recovery and sulfur recovery are both demonstrated.

Phase Envelope Analysis

This video illustrates the Phase Envelope analysis available in ProMax streams. This analysis can generate a phase envelope plot with the option to add hydrate, ice, or dry ice curves. The critical pressure and temperature are also calculated.

Freeze Out, Hydrate, H2O Dew Point Analysis

This video illustrates the Freeze Out, Hydrate, H2O Dew Point analysis within ProMax streams. This analysis calculates solids formation temperatures for three types of solids: Hydrates, Ice, and Dry Ice. The analysis also calculates the water content, in lb/MMSCF, and the water dew point temperature.

Control Valve Analysis

This video illustrates the Control Valve analysis that can be performed within any stream in ProMax. This analysis calculates valve opening, valve Cv, and pressure drop according to the selected valve type. The video also shows how these calculations can be applied inside of a valve block in a simulation.

Ionic Info Analysis

This video illustrates the Ionic Info analysis that can be performed within ProMax streams. This analysis calculates pH, ionic concentrations, and salt compositions within a stream.

Solver Summary Table

This video illustrates the Solver Summary found within the ProMax Project Viewer. This summary displays all the solvers/recycles in the project in a single list to give the user easy access to solver properties.

Fuel Properties Analysis

This video illustrates the Fuel Properties analysis available in any stream within ProMax. This analysis calculates fuel properties such as ASTM D93 flash point, research octane number, and ASTM D86 cut points.

Combustion Analysis

This video illustrates the Combustion analysis that can be performed in any stream within ProMax. This analysis provides additional calculations including the required oxygen for combustion, heating values on multiple basis, and stream energy content.

ProMax Blocks – Oil Speciation

This video illustrates how to use the Oil Speciation block within ProMax. This block is used to convert a crude assay into composition data.

Mass Transfer Columns

This video demonstrates how to setup a column using mass transfer modelling in ProMax 4.0.

Composition Subset Analysis

This video illustrates how to use the Composition Subset Analysis available in ProMax 4.0. This analysis allows the user to quickly sum up any desired group of components.

ProMax Blocks – AutoKinetic® Reactors

This video illustrates how to use AutoKinetic® Reactors within ProMax.

Heat Transfer Example Stencil

This video illustrates the Heat Transfer Example stencil, which allows the user to display heat exchanger supply & demand curves on a ProMax flowsheet.

Cn+ Flow/Frac Stencil

This video illustrates how to use Cn+ Flow/Frac stencil within ProMax. This stencil is used to add up all hydrocarbons with a user-specified minimum number of carbons in them.

Component GPM Stencil

This video illustrates how to use the Component GPM stencil in ProMax. This will display the GPM (gallons per million standard cubic feet) of an individual component within a stream.

P-H Diagram Example Stencil

This video illustrates how to display a Pressure vs. Enthalpy diagram on your flowsheet using the P-H Diagram Example stencil.

Sum Components Stencil

This video illustrates how to use the Sum Components stencil to sum up groups of components. Note that in ProMax 4.0, this ability is available in the new "Component Subset" analysis.

Stream Component Ratio Stencil

This video illustrates how to use the Stream Component Ratio Stencil within ProMax. This stencil allows you to display component ratios on the flowsheet.

Sum I-O Property Stencil

This video illustrates how to use the Sum I-O stencil within ProMax. This stencil allows the user to quickly sum any property for all inlet or outlet streams on a flowsheet.

Selecting a Property Package in a ProMax Environment

This video illustrates how to choose a property package for an environment within ProMax.

Date Example Stencil

This video illustrates how to use the Date Example stencil within ProMax. This stencil can display the date a file was created, saved, modified, and/or converged.

Elemental Flow Example Stencil

This video illustrates how to use the Elemental Flow Example stencil within ProMax. This stencil allows you to sum the flow rate of a particular element inside a stream, such as the amount of Sulfur going into an SRU.

ProMax Environment - Selecting Components

This video illustrates how to select which components will be available within a ProMax Environment. The video provides tips on the easiest ways to add components and organize your component list.

Single Line Property Stencil

This video illustrates how to use the Single Line Property Stencil within ProMax. This stencil is an alternative way the user can display a property on the flowsheet.

Property Input Stencil

This video demonstrates how to use the Property Input Stencil within ProMax. This stencil is used to be able to edit a property directly on the flowsheet instead of going into the Project Viewer to make changes.

Inline Flow Multiplier Stencil

This video illustrates how to use the Inline Flow Multiplier within ProMax. This stencil allows the user to multiply the flow rate of a given stream.

D6377 Vapor Pressure to RVP

This video describes how to perform the ASTM D6377 standard to calculate vapor pressure of a crude oil. The video also shows how at a 4:1 vapor-liquid volume ratio you can convert this vapor pressure into a Reid Vapor Pressure equivalent.

Display Phase Envelope Property Stencil

This video demonstrates the Phase Envelope Property Stencil, which allows you to display a phase envelope on a ProMax flowsheet.

ProMax Project Options

This video explains the Project Options available in ProMax. This includes changing project wide properties (such as atmospheric temperature) and changing what properties are displayed in the Project Viewer.

Organizing a Flowsheet - Stream & Block Tips

This video demonstrates quick and easy ways to help organize streams & blocks on the flowsheet to make your simulations easier to read and more presentable. This includes how to make stream lines straight, how to flip blocks horizontally or vertically, and how to align multiple blocks.

Stream's Cn+ GPM Stencil

This video illustrates how to use the Stream's Cn+ GPM property stencil within ProMax. This stencil will quickly display the GPM of Cn+ hydrocarbons within a stream (C2+, C3+, etc).

Scenario Tool® – Copying and Adjusting Scenarios

This video illustrates how to create multiple scenarios by copying an existing scenario and then adjusting the Excel sheet, cells, & ProMax objects referred to by the Scenario Tool.

Short Monikers & Moniker Clipboard

This video illustrates how to create Short Monikers in ProMax. Short Monikers allow the user to create shortcut paths to properties that they can then use in calculators or can display on the flowsheet.

Heat Exchanger Sizing

This video demonstrates how to rate and size a heat exchanger in ProMax®. You will learn how to use a solver to determine the length your heat exchanger needs to be.

VBA Scripting with ProMax

This video gives a few examples of how VBA coding could be used with the ProMax simulation software. VBA can be used to optimize and automate ProMax projects as well as to use ProMax capabilities from within Excel.

Scenario Tool® Basics

The video includes how to add the Scenario Tool add-in into Excel.

Simple Specifier

This video illustrates how to create Simple Specifiers inside of ProMax for additional automation and control.

Single Oils

This video illustrates how to create Single Oils to represent pseudo components within ProMax.

ProMax Blocks – Saturator Block

This video illustrates the use and capabilities of the Saturator block within ProMax.

Vapor Pressure Analysis

This video describes the Vapor Pressure Analysis which can be created in any stream within ProMax. This analysis calculates dew point and bubble point information, true vapor pressure, and Reid vapor pressure (where applicable).

Amine Analysis

This video describes the Amine Analysis which can be created in any stream within ProMax. This analysis calculates H2S, CO2, and total loadings for rich and lean amine streams. Stream pH and Molarity are also calculated.

ProMax Overview

A brief overview of ProMax - a popular process simulator for Oil & Gas Engineers

BRE 101 – Exercise 1 (Simple Gas Plant Part 1 of 2)

This exercise is designed to give hands-on experience with the Visio drawing interface as ProMax uses it, and an introduction to making specifications within ProMax.

BRE 101 – Exercise 1 (Simple Gas Plant Part 2 of 2)

This exercise is designed to give hands-on experience with the Visio drawing interface as ProMax uses it, and an introduction to making specifications within ProMax.

BRE 101/111 – Exercise 2 (Simple Sour Water Stripper)

This exercise is designed as a continuation of how to make specifications within ProMax.

BRE 101 – Exercise 3 (Simple MDEA Sweetening Unit Part 1 of 2)

An example is shown from the ProMax Examples folder to present a solved amine sweetening unit simulation.

BRE 101 – Exercise 3 (Simple MDEA Sweetening Unit Part 2 of 2)

Emphasis is given to the tray internal information required to utilize the TSWEET Kinetics rate-based model.

Amine Sweetening Initial Design

This video demonstrates the initial design of an Amine Sweetening unit in ProMax. ProMax will give you the ability to compare different solvents, temperatures, pressures, loadings, reboiler duties, and countless other aspects of amine sweetening.

ProMax Solver

This video uses a Sour Water Stripper to demonstrate how to use a ProMax solver. It also shows how to achieve your SWS stripped water specification using sulfuric acid.

BRE 101/111 – Exercise 2 (Simple Sour Water Questions)

It is best to complete BRE 101/111 – Exercise 2 (Simple Sour Water Stripper) before watching this video. This exercise is designed as a continuation of how to make specifications within ProMax.

BRE 101 - Exercise 1 (Simple Gas Plant Questions)

Complete BRE 101 – Exercise 1 (Simple Gas Plant Part 1 of 2) before viewing this video. This exercise is designed to give hands-on experience with the Visio drawing interface as ProMax uses it, and an introduction to making specifications within ProMax.

BRE 101 – Exercise 4 (Export/Append)

Want to combine two ProMax projects? This tutorial shows you how.

Global Warming Potential Calculation

How to Calculate Global Warming Potential using ProMax

Pipeline Model

This video uses a simple pipeline network to demonstrate how to use a ProMax solver and specifier. It shows how to achieve a desired pressure at the outlet of the network and equalize pressures at nodes.

Process Simulation for Tank Loss Calculations

This video shows how to calculate and report tank emissions using a ProMax process simulation model. These emissions include Working/Breathing losses, Loading losses, and Flashing losses.

ProMax Blocks – Recycle

This tutorial discusses the usage of recycle blocks in ProMax. There are three uses discussed: property stream recycles, energy stream recycles and closed loop propagation.

Calculating Glycol Losses Compared to Gas Flow (lb/MMSCF)

This video shows how to add customized variables (user values) in ProMax. This is demonstrated by calculating the glycol losses as a function of wet gas being conditioned through a TEG dehydration unit.

ProMax Blocks – Heat Exchanger

This video demonstrates how to specify heat exchangers in ProMax.

Separator Sizing

This video demonstrates how to size a separator vessel using ProMax.

Process Simulation for Air Permits and Emission Reports

Do you need to calculate your emissions from an atmospheric tank? This video shows how to predict and report VOCs, BTEX, HAPs, and Greenhouse Gas emissions from an atmospheric tank using a ProMax.

ProMax Blocks – Mixer/Splitter

This tutorial covers 3 blocks: Mixer, Splitter and Mixer/Splitter

ProMax Blocks – Valves

This tutorial covers the basics of JT valve blocks within ProMax. Valve block parameters as well as some of the details for specifying and using the JT valve block are discussed.

ProMax Blocks – Separator

This tutorial explains how to model a separator.

Create Block Flow Diagram in ProMax

This video shows how to create an interactive Block Flow Diagram in ProMax. It is particularly useful for projects with more than one or two processes. The model used to demonstrate this feature is based on a complete state of the art gas processing plant.

Creating User Values-Ambient Temperature Example

ProMax allows a user to create their own variables or properties within the simulation. This video shows how to create a User Value to represent Ambient temperature.