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This section discusses the Example Projects distributed with SysCAD 9.3. For Example Projects distributed with SysCAD 9.2, please see Example Projects 9.2

Introduction

A number of example projects are distributed with the SysCAD software. These have been created to show various different features of SysCAD in an actual project.

The Steady State projects are stored in the following folder: ..\SysCADXXX\Examples
The Dynamic projects are stored in the following folder: ..\SysCADXXX\ExamplesDynamic
Some Example SysCAD Excel Reports that can be used as templates by users. These are stored in: ..\SysCADXXX\Examples\01 Reports

List of Projects

Steady State Example Projects (By Group)

Group Project Name Purpose / Functionality
Steady State Example Projects: Demonstrates various SysCAD Functionality and Feature.
Features
Command Script Example A simple project demonstrating how to use command script file to run sensitivity analysis.
Demand Example This simple project uses the Steam balance around a plant with High, Medium and Low Pressure steam to demonstrate the Demand in pipes functionality.
Energy Balance Example A project demonstrating mass and energy balance calculation across some simple unit operations.
Heat of Dilution Example A simple project showing the use of heat of dilution functionality in SysCAD.
Lime Preparation (Makeup) Example This example project shows how to use the make up functionality.
Model Procedure Example This project demonstrates how write simple user defined models / side calculation using Model procedure.
Solubility Example A simple project showing the use of solubility functionality in SysCAD.
Solubility 1 Example An example project showing a single aqueous species with a number of solubility curves, and different solid species being precipitated.
Water Treatment (Demand) Example This simple project shows how to set up a RO_Unit to separate out brine, uses the Demand functionality.
Steady State Example Projects: Demonstrates the use and set up of process units.
UnitModels
Absorption Tower Example A simple project emulating an absorption tower using two or three sections.
Boiler and Combustion Example A simple project consisting of a combustion reactor and a boiler unit.
Calcine and Fuel Example A simple project emulating a combustion unit providing the energy for an alumina calciner.
Cooling Tower Example A project consisting of a cooling tower only. This is useful to evaluate the operation of this unit.
Counter Current Washer Example Simple project to demonstrate mud washers. This example shows the use of unit operation “counter current washer” AND “washer”.
Evaporator Flash Train Example A project containing evaporator with internal heat exchanger and barometric condensers. Also shows the solubility functionality.
FEM Simple Examples A project showing how to set up the FEM reactor. This project contains 5 simple example situations.
Flash Train Example A project containing different configurations for flash tanks. The flash tanks are connected to shell and tube heaters, direct contact heaters and barometric condensers.
High Pressure Autoclave Leach Example Autoclave section only using high pressure autoclave leach. Shows typical base-metal leach reactions and the use of Reaction Source and Recycle.
IX Column Uranium Example This project demonstrates how SysCAD can be used to simulate an ion exchange column.
Mechanical Vapour Recompression MVR Example This project demonstrates how SysCAD can be used to simulate an Evaporator-Gas Compressor-Recycle heater Circuit.
Solvent Extraction Example A simple example showing how to build a closed loop solvent extraction circuit. The project also shows the use of Make up sources.
Size Distribution Steady State Example Projects
SizeDistribution Milling and Flotation Example A simple project showing the use of flotation cells in SysCAD.
Milling and Magnetic Separation Example A simple project showing the use of flotation cells to emulate magnetic separators in SysCAD.
Size Distribution Example This project demonstrates how SysCAD handles size distribution in materials and units that alter, or split the flow based on the size distribution. It consists of crushers, screens, cyclones and mills.
OLI Steady State Example Projects
OLI OLI Demo Lithium Carbonate Acid Leach Project This project demonstrates how SysCAD can be used to simulate a lithium carbonate plant using the acid leach process with the use of OLI to perform side calculations.

Steady State Example Projects (By Industry)

Industry Project Name Purpose / Functionality
Alumina Digestion Example Bauxite digester with a flash train consisting of 10 flash tanks, 8 shell and tube heat exchanges and condensation pots and a direct contact heater.
Digestion with Tube Digestor Example Digestion circuit with a flash train consisting of 9 flash tanks, 10 tube digesters, condensation pots and live steam heaters.
Evaporation with Cooling Tower Example An evaporation train consisting of 9 flash tanks and shell and tube heaters and 1 flash tank with a barometric condenser and a cooling tower.
Falling Film Evaporation (FFE4) Example Example of an evaporation circuit constructed using Falling Film Evaporators 4 (FFE4) unit. This project models upto 6 effects with optional flashing stages.
Precipitation with Cooling Example A simple precipitation circuit with classification using the SSA Yield method. This project also shows the use of external/internal cooling.
Precipitation with Embedded Classifier Example A simple example showing how the internal classifier works in the Precipitation model.
PSD Precipitation Circuit A simple precipitation circuit with classification using full particle size data.
Ammonia Demo Ammonia Project This project demonstrates how SysCAD can be used to simulate an ammonia plant.
Gold Demo Gold Project This project demonstrates how SysCAD can be used to simulate a gold leaching circuit.
Lithium Demo Lithium Carbonate CRM Project This project demonstrates how SysCAD can be used to simulate a lithium carbonate plant using the CRM process.
Demo Lithium Carbonate Acid Leach Project This project demonstrates how SysCAD can be used to simulate a lithium carbonate plant using the acid leach process.
Nickel Demo Nickel Copper Project A project with multiple flowsheets demonstrating most of the unit operations required in a base metal refinery.
Potash Four Stage Crystallisation Example A project showing the use of Potash Solubility, and the set up of multi-stage-crystalliser flash train consisting of PotashEvaporator, Evaporator, Barometric condenser and heat exchangers.
Three Stage Evaporator Example A project showing the use of Potash Solubility, and the set up of multi-stage-Evaporators with embedded heat exchangers.
PowerPlant Cogeneration Example A simple Cogeneration plant which produces electricity and steam by burning natural gas.
Demand Example (with desuperheaters) This simple project uses the Steam balance around a plant with High, Medium and Low Pressure steam to demonstrate the Demand in pipes functionality as well as utilising the desuperheater model.
Power Plant Example A demonstration power plant utilising boiler, multi-stage turbines and condensers.
Rankine Cycle Example A simple project simulates the Rankine cycle.
Smelting Copper Flash Furnace example Simulation of Flash Furnace as three simpler unit operations (Shaft section, Settler Section and Uptake)
FEM Blast Furnace Examples A project showing how to set up the FEM reactor to simulate blast furnace reactions. This project contains 2 examples:
The first is a relatively simple example using only the solid and gas phase of the furnace, with a fixed temperature;
The second example includes the slag phase and an energy loss to ambient. In this example the FEM unit calculates the final temperature of the product.
FerroManganese Furnace Example Simulation of FerroManganese Furnace as four zones to produce metal, slag and offgas streams. Variety of feeds (fluxes, reductants, ores) possible. Many control options available.
Sugar Sugar Milling Example A simple project showing sugar milling circuit, demonstrates the use of various sugar unit operations including shredder, sugar crusher, and juice screen.
Sugar Clarification Example A simple heating and clarification circuit showing the use of mud filter.
Sugar Falling Film Evaporation Example A simple multi-effect falling film evaporator circuit, showing the use of FFEvaporator 4 unit operation.
Sugar Vac Pan Example A simple project showing the use of vacuum pan.
Uranium Demo Uranium Project A simple project showing Uranium Solvent Extraction circuit plus a Precipitation and Calciner circuit.
WasteRecycling Glass Sorting Facility A project showing separation of material based on size and type. Shows the use of Size Distribution and Model Procedures.
Water Ionic Desalination Example A project showing desalination of seawater using two Reverse Osmosis (RO) units in series. Includes pretreatment of the seawater with strainer and microfiltration units and energy recovery through use of Pressure Exchanger. Uses ionic aqueous species.
Water Treatment Example A project showing a conventional drinking water treatment plant. Includes coagulation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection. Uses ionic aqueous species.
Water Molecular Desalination Example A project showing desalination of seawater using two Reverse Osmosis (RO) units in series. Includes pretreatment of the seawater with strainer and microfiltration units and energy recovery through use of Pressure Exchanger. Uses molecular aqueous species.
Water Treatment Example A project showing a conventional drinking water treatment plant. Includes coagulation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection. Uses molecular aqueous species.
Zinc Zinc Hydrometallurgical Project A Simple Zinc Hydromet Plant showing leach, precipitation, purification and electrowinning circuits.

Dynamic Example Projects

Industry Project Name Project Description
General Dynamic Plant Example A simple dynamic flow project, with a single tank with a reaction and control valves. It also demonstrate the use of profile, noise and level control.
Dynamic Transfer Pull Network Example Project A simple project showing how to set up Dynamic Transfer Pull network.
Foundry Example Simulation of a Foundry where a combination of Alloy and Scrap feeds are melted and cast. Energy usage is calculated and resultant energy costs determined based on standard, peak and offpeak energy costs.
OPC Marshal Example A simple project demonstrating the connectivity between SysCAD, OPC server and OPC client.
Planning Example A simple project that demonstrates the use of mining profile and shipping schedule for production planning purposes. This project contains an Excel front end to drive the model.
Tailings Dam Example A simple project demonstrating how to use and set up Tailings Dam Model.
Waste Handling with Batch Digestion This is a generic household waste handling plant with conveyors, splitters, bins and a number of Batch digestion tanks.