Create. Optimise. Transform

Software for Chemical Manufacturing Innovation

Enhance processes, maintain compliance, create new products and optimise existing production processes.

Making chemicals projects and manufacturing faster, safer and smarter has always been the objective

That is why the world’s leading chemical companies depend on AVEVA to actively drive value, agility and sustainability throughout their asset lifecycles. 

Contributing around 5% to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) and approximately 25% of its manufacturing sales, the chemical industry is of considerable economic significance to the country. The largest of its kind on the continent, SA’s chemical industry is highly complex and extremely diversified, with end products often composed of a number of chemicals which have been combined in some way, in order to provide the required characteristics and properties.

Particularly prominent is the synthetic coal and natural gas-based liquid fuels and petrochemicals industry, with South Africa being the global leader in coal-based synthesis and gas-to-liquids (GTL) technologies. The primary, as well as secondary sectors, are dominated by Sasol (through Sasol Chemical Industries and Sasol Polymers), Dow Sentrachem and AECI. Recently, these companies have expanded and diversified their interests in tertiary products, especially those products with the potential for export.

Optimise Capital Projects

Own and manage your plant data intelligently throughout the asset lifecycle, regardless of whether you are working on a brownfield asset or constructing a new chemicals facility.

  • Streamline your project processes, boost collaboration and cut schedules with integrated engineering and design.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of solutions that are available in the cloud – on-premise and as SaaS.
  • Maximise the use of laser scanning and 3D data capture in your enterprise
  • Reduce overruns and manage risk with integrated Enterprise Resource Management.
  • Enhance partner relationships and manage risk through an integrated contract management platform.

Safer, Smarter Operations

Manage risk, reduce waste, minimise safety incidents and manage agile chemicals production with instant access to accurate, integrated data in your day-to-day operations.

We offer solutions to

  • Manage your remediation projects and minimise unit costs through the use of intelligent information management.
  • Use an agile, integrated process simulation for the monitoring and optimisation of yields, ensuring quality compliance and operational efficiency and controlling your energy use and emissions.
  • Streamline your partner relationships with Supply Chain Management and Workflow Management.
  • Empower your business with complete operations technology through Enterprise Asset Management
  • Continuously improve your engineering, processes, operations and maintenance.
Integrated Engineering and Design (IE&D)
Integrated Engineering and Design (IE&D)
AVEVA’s IE&D portfolio makes it possible for multi-discipline teams to create, refine and communicate engineering and design information in real-time, from any location globally. Through more effective communication, as well as efficient change management, teams can achieve a final, clash-free and optimised design faster and more efficiently.
Intelligent Information Management and Asset Visualisation
Intelligent Information Management and Asset Visualisation
AVEVA’s Information Management portfolio produces a network of contextualised information, acting as the Digital Twin’s backbone. Assessment against managed information standards (including CFIHOS) allows you to trust the quality of your information so that the engineering data’s value is realised throughout the asset lifecycle.
Contract Risk and Obligation Management
Contract Risk and Obligation Management
By managing all commercial activity in a holistic system at every phase of the strategic asset’s lifecycle, AVEVA’s ProCon contract management system connects all decision-makers, so protecting capital investment, driving performance and improving profitability.

These tools can be combined with integration technologies, as well as real-time contract analytics software.
Enterprise Resource Management (ERM)
Enterprise Resource Management (ERM)
AVEVA’s ERM solution supports the project execution process in its entirety. From project planning and material identification, through design, procurement and logistics, to construction work pack planning and control.
Laser-Scanning/3D Data Capture
Laser-Scanning/3D Data Capture
AVEVA Point Cloud Manager provides cost-competitive, low-risk 3D data capture that allows you to visualise your plant as-operated. It also offers accurate, integrated plant data that spans the entire asset lifecycle. State-of-the-art productivity features are complemented by LFM’s unique ability to integrate high-resolution laser scan data with a new design – in its drawing deliverables, as well as in the 3D design environment.
A Digital Twin for Your Complete Process Plant Lifecycle
A Digital Twin for Your Complete Process Plant Lifecycle
Whether you require increased efficiency, productivity or profitability, AVEVA’s Process Simulation has the ability to create your plant’s Digital Twin for use across the entire process lifecycle. Offering increasingly detailed process information, you are able to compare actual plant status against your simulation model, allowing you to view and interpret unit performance monitoring and real-time optimisation.

Chemicals Industry – Current Challenges

Sustained Regulatory Compliance

Sustained Regulatory Compliance

Sustained regulatory compliance is achieved through detailed process information and control in real-time, as well as personnel workflow mapping. 

Increasing the plant or facility’s Sales Value Of Production

Increasing the plant or facility’s Sales Value Of Production (SVOP)

This concerns making a contribution to sustainability through the easing of environmental, health and safety compliance concerns. These are issues that are being given increasing consideration by business leaders in this sector.

Additional Challenges

  • Improvement of asset utilisation
  • Waste reduction
  • Increasing yields
  • Easier and faster data analysis and knowledge management
  • Improving workflow and collaboration
  • Improving profitability
  • Decreasing variability in process performance
  • Improving agility and the response to operational variances
  • Capitalising on new technologies (e.g. the IIoT)
  • Increasing production capacity
  • Reducing inventory (and the necessity for stockpiling)

A Transformation in the Optimisation of Capital Projects, Assets, Processes and People

There is a Digital Transformation underway in all sectors of the chemicals market at present. However, the digitalising of your capital projects and manufacturing plant is only the first step towards increasing your supply chain’s agility. In addition, digital transformation makes it possible for your organisation to improve and grow plant operational business practices, so driving higher levels of collaboration, standardisation and agility.

This approach involves the utilisation of people and processes, as well as technology, in order to deliver improved performance, reliability and agility. Find out more about some of AVEVA’s Digital Transformation customer strategies.

Maximise Your Asset

  • Create new, or optimise high-margin products or processes to enable lower cost-per-unit.
  • Increase the agility for differentiated chemicals.

Optimise the Process

  • Reduce production costs for commoditised chemicals.
  • Integrate production with supply chain, to facilitate higher asset utilisation.

Empower the People

  • Equip new operators with increased mobility and automation.
  • Reduce time-to-knowledge and increase retention.

Digitise the Plant

  • Interviews were conducted with 100 chemical industry decision-makers for digitisation in Chemicals and Petrochemicals.
  • Learn more about the challenges, opportunities and priorities, as well as benefits for the digital chemical plant.

Enhance Supply Chain Agility

  • Enhance supply chain agility and operational processes.
  • Develop a feasible strategy for digital transformation to increase agility and cut costs.
  • Implement and roll out a global digital transformation programme.

Improve Capital Project Efficiency

  • Enhance collaboration as well as change management across departments.
  • Increase corrections for clashes and collisions by 50%.
  • Run capital projects in the area, nitrogen and syngas sector with greater efficiency.

Strategise, Digitise, Simulate

To gain maximum results across your entire operation, you need to focus on the efficacies that can be gained from supply chain excellence. In Operations, in the quest for excellence, the goal is maximised profitability through well-trained operators, as well as a safe environment. Among other factors, asset excellence can examine the entire asset set in order to predict when failures may occur.

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