All Tutorials

Amine Analysis

This video describes the Amine Analysis. This analysis calculates H2S, CO2, and total loadings for rich and lean amine streams. Stream pH and Molarity are also calculated.

Amine Sweetening Initial Design

This video demonstrates the initial design of an Amine Sweetening unit. ProMax allows you to compare different operating conditions for different solvents to optimize design.

AutoKinetic® Reactors

This video illustrates how to use AutoKinetic® Reactors within ProMax. A Naphtha Hydrotreater example is used for this demonstration.

Back Blending

This video illustrates the process of back blending, a method used to estimate inlet conditions for a production facility. This is often used for estimating emissions off hydrocarbon tanks and water tanks.

BRE 101 – Simple Gas Plant Part 1 of 3

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 – Simple Gas Plant Part 2 of 3

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 – Simple Gas Plant Part 3 of 3

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 – MDEA Sweetening Part 1

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

BRE 101 – MDEA Sweetening Part 2

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

BRE 101 – Export/Append

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

BRE 101 – Sour Water Stripper

This video uses a simple sour water stripper system to demonstrate how to make specifications within ProMax.

BRE 101 – Sour Water Questions

It is best to watch BRE 101 – Sour Water Stripper before watching this video. This video continues the simple sour water stripper demonstration.

Calculating Glycol Losses (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.

Callouts

This video illustrates the callout shape, which allows stream information to be displayed on the flowsheet. Tips on customizing the display layout and copying data to Excel are also provided.

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.

Column Convergence Tips

This video demonstrates tips for getting difficult columns to converge. The Convergence tab within a column is discussed as well as what column specifications are easiest to solve.

Column Sizing

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

Combustion Analysis

This video illustrates the Combustion analysis. This analysis provides additional calculations including the required oxygen for combustion, heating values on multiple basis, and stream energy content.

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.

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.

Control Valve Analysis

This video illustrates the Control Valve analysis. This analysis calculates valve Cv and pressure drop according to the selected valve type. The video also shows these calculations inside of a valve block.

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.

Create Block Flow Diagram in ProMax

This video shows how to create an interactive Block Flow Diagram. It is particularly useful for projects with multiple processes. This demonstration is based on a complete state of the art gas processing plant.

Creating a Components List

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.

Cross Flowsheet Connectors

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

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.

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 to convert this vapor pressure into a Reid Vapor Pressure equivalent.

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.

Depressurization Tool

This video illustrates how to use the Depressurization Example stencil. The video describes the different cases and calculations available and demonstrates its use for two different cases.

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.

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.

Elemental Flow Example Stencil

This video illustrates how to use the Elemental Flow Example stencil. 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.

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.

Flow Meter Analysis

This video illustrates the Differential Pressure Flow Meter analysis. This analysis allows us to calculate pressure drop across different flow meters, including orifice, nozzle, and venturi meters.

Freeze Out, Hydrate Analysis

This video illustrates the Freeze Out, Hydrate, H2O Dew Point analysis. This analysis calculates water content as well as solids formation temperatures for three types of solids: Hydrates, Ice, and Dry Ice.

Fuel Properties Analysis

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

Gibbs Minimization Reactors

This video illustrates Gibbs Minimization reactors. The concept of Gibbs Minimization is discussed and an example of its use within sulfur recovery units is demonstrated.

Global Warming Potential Calculation

This video demonstrates how to calculate Global Warming Potential using ProMax.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Line Sizing Analysis

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

Mass Transfer Columns

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

Multistage Refrigerant Tips

This video illustrates useful tips for solving multi-stage chillers. A solver to find the actual refrigerant flow required is created followed by a discussion on solver algorithms and solver scripting.

OOOOa Vent Assessment Tool

This video illustrates the OOOOa Vent Assessment Tool within ProMax. This tool can be used to analyze closed vent systems according to OOOOa guidelines.

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.

Phase Envelope Analysis

This video illustrates the Phase Envelope analysis. 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.

Pipeline Model

This video uses a simple pipeline network to demonstrate how to use ProMax solvers and specifiers to achieve a desired pressure at the network outlet while equalizing pressures at nodes.

ProMax Blocks – Heat Exchanger

This video demonstrates how to specify heat exchangers in ProMax.

ProMax Blocks – Mixer/Splitter

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

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.

ProMax Blocks – Pipeline

This video illustrates the pipeline block. The pipeline block can account for fittings, elevation changes, reducers, etc. Insulation can be included and heat transfer to the surroundings can be calculated.

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.

ProMax Blocks – Saturator Block

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

ProMax Blocks – Separator

This tutorial explains how to model a separator.

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 Help

This video illustrates the ProMax Help files, which provide a database of definitions, diagrams, and recommendations for common processes.

ProMax Makeup Block

This video illustrates the ProMax makeup block. The makeup block is used in solvent loop applications to achieve a desired flow rate and/or composition in circulation.

ProMax Overview

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

ProMax Project Options

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

ProMax Recoveries

This video illustrates how to calculate component recoveries. Ethane recovery and sulfur recovery are both demonstrated.

ProMax Reports

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

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.

Property Input Stencil

This video demonstrates how to use the Property Input Stencil. 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.

Property Tables

This video illustrates the property table shape, which allows the user to display information about multiple streams or blocks side-by-side on the flowsheet. Different table layouts are demonstrated.

Refrigeration Loops

This video illustrates how to model refrigeration loops. The Propagation Terminal block is demonstrated in a simple propane loop model, with discussion on which parameters to specify.

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.

Scenario Tool® – EZ Setup Tool

This video illustrates the EZ Setup Tool feature, a shortcut for the Scenario Tool. This tool allows the user to specify variables and ranges and ProMax then generates the desired Excel table for the user.

Scenario Tool® Basics

This video introduces the basics of the ProMax Scenario Tool, including how to add the Scenario Tool add-in into Excel.

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.

Selecting a Property Package

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

Separator Sizing

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

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.

Simple Specifier

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

Simulation for Emissions Reporting

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 ProMax.

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.

Single Oils

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

Solver Summary Table

This video illustrates the Solver Summary found within the 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.

Stream & Block Drawing Tips

This video demonstrates ways to help organize blocks & streams on the flowsheet. This includes how to make stream lines straight, flip blocks horizontally or vertically, and align multiple blocks.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

User Values - Ambient Temperature

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.

Vapor Pressure Analysis

This video describes the Vapor Pressure analysis. This analysis calculates dew point and bubble point information, true vapor pressure, and Reid vapor pressure (where applicable).

VBA Scripting with ProMax

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

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.