ProMax® Optimization Tool™
New to ProMax 6.0, the Optimization Tool couples ProMax’s predictive power with advanced optimization algorithms. This feature automates
the process of finding not just a solution but the best solution to any ProMax model. With the Optimization Tool, our users can
formulate and solve optimization problems in ProMax or Excel. This empowers our customers to perfect their process designs or
maximize the profitability of existing assets with a simple and flexible user interface. With a practically unlimited number of
variables and constraints available, the Optimization Tool allows the user to:
- Maximize return on investment
- Minimize operating costs
- Maximize process throughput
- Identify bottlenecks
- Preserve operating limits while exploring possible setpoints
General Purpose Optimization
Harness the Optimization Tool’s powerful algorithms in both ProMax and Excel objects. Create constraints based on these objects to model process and/or equipment limitations.
Visualize Your Progress with Plots
Easily check the status of your Optimization Tool run with robust plotting capabilities. Visualize changes in:
- Objective Function
- Stopping Criteria
Continuously Optimize with Data Exchange
Linking the Optimization Tool with Data Exchange allows you to perform online steady-state optimization on your
process. Online optimization enables operators to see how changing conditions and disturbances affect unit performance and profitability.
ProMax’s suite of detailed equipment analyses can be tied directly to constraints in the Optimization Tool. This ensures that the
resulting optimum is a setpoint where you can operate.