Outotec’s HSC Chemistry 10 offers major upgrade

Sudbury, Ont. - A major upgrades to Outotec’s HSC Chemistry process modeling platform, widely used in the metallurgical and chemical industry and universities for R&D, process design, is now available. The HSC Chemistry 10 offers many new features, faster operation, and improved user interface.

HSC Chemistry 10 is the result of more than 50 years of development effort, hundreds of hours of discussions with end users, and decades of industry experience; it is truly a stateof- the-art process simulation package that seamlessly integrates into the wider metallurgical and chemical engineering process design environment.

Metallurgical and chemical process technology must always be tailored for the local raw materials, energy sources and legislation, because the ores and secondary raw materials are unique at every site. Process flowsheet modeling is the basic tool, which makes it possible to optimize process recoveries, grades, OPEX, CAPEX, KPI guarantees, engineering data, environmental footprints, and more.

HSC Sim module is able to simulate the whole life cycle of metals and chemicals including mineral processing, smelting, hydrometallurgical refining, precious metals recovery, and recycling. With HSC, a process designer can create a competitive and sustainable process.

HSC LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) tools make it possible to understand and optimize the process not only from the technical and economic point of view, but also considering the environmental impact. It is critical to do this at the process design stage as it is difficult and expensive, if not impossible, to make changes after the engineering, construction, and start-up stages.

The new HSC Chemistry 10 has a long list of new features. HSC’s new features include:

• New subscription-based licensing replaces old perpetual licensing
• HSC 9 calculation module files are upward compatible with the new HSC 10
• Sim Model Base expands personal expertise to organization expertise
• Sim Model Optimization with Monte- Carlo, PSO, Simplex, MFit (SQP)
• Sim Model Convergence Monitor for static models
• Sim Dynamic Report is a new tool for collecting simulation data
• Sim file loading and calculation speed improvements
• Sim Unit Operation Protection
• Sim model combination improvements
• Sim OpenLCA dialog improved and updated
• Sim new generic unit operations
• Gem Equilibrium Module: Own Pitzer parameters, electrode potential calculations
• Aqua Module with own Pitzer database
• New Sampler Module with save/open features
• Diagram Navigator Module: new triangulation algorithm and several small improvements
• Data Processing Module with new algorithms and faster graphics
• Material Database Module with links to location maps
• HSC Main Database Module with new and updated data for chemical species • HSC Main Menu with Sub Menu
• Lot of minor improvements and bug fixes.

https://www.outotec.com/HSC, https://www.hsc-chemistry.com/webshop

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