Chemical Processes

Minimize environmental impacts, meet regulatory standards, and optimize operations.

Learn more about the Chemical Process industry

Simulation solutions for the process industry are helping companies with major engineering improvements in their asset and process equipment efficiency and reliability. The required advances can directly affect product and process performance.

From equipment and processes for chemical and petrochemical refining to glass and metals manufacturing, process-focused companies use simulation solutions to reduce overall costs, save energy, minimize environmental impacts, meet higher regulatory standards, and streamline product development and operations through a range of initiatives.

Analysis and simulation of chemical process equipment such as mixers, separators, dryers, reactors, decanters, floaters, cyclones, and fixed and fluidized beds.

Software Applications

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Chemicals and Petrochemicals

Create detailed, high-fidelity models

In the chemical and petrochemical industry, advances in technology and engineering development are driven by demands for safety, process optimization, energy use, emissions reduction and product innovation. ANSYS engineering software solutions and services can be used in conjunction with experiments, testing and other process simulation tools.


Efficiency in the process, quality in the product

Glass manufacturing is complex and draws on many resources, making simulation ideal for process improvements. These technologies can help glass manufacturers model many physical, chemical and thermal processes that occur during glass production and formation – enabling significant improvements in process efficiency, product quality and overall cost.


Balance Time, Price and Quality

Worldwide demand for engineered materials is steadily increasing while environmental pressures are also intensifying. Engineering simulation is an indispensable tool to enable metal manufacturers to balance time, price, sustainability and quality pressures.

Process Equipment

Reduce prototypes costs and optimize production

Engineers, manufacturers and operators of process equipment are challenged daily to transfer, mix, separate, heat, distill, store, package and extend the shelf life of the nearly 70,000 products that the chemical and process industries supply. By using large amounts of heat and energy to transform materials mechanically or chemically, these industries deliver products to meet the most fundamental needs of many industries.


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