|Model Selection||General Configuration||Species Configuration||Species Properties Configuration||Calculation Configuration||Size Configuration|
This page is for SysCAD 9.3 Build 137 and later. For earlier builds, please see General Configuration 9.3
Edit Configuration Step 2 of 2 - Configuration Tab
This section is normally only set up once when a project group is first started. The user will set the preferred operating mode, Steady State or Dynamic, temperature and pressure limits, etc.
The following can be configured by the user:
- Description: This is Optional. A description of the configuration file may be entered here. This should be kept short and meaningful as it is used in the Open Configuration Dialog box - xxxx.cfg(description).
- Solution : This lets the user select the default solver mode, either Steady State or Dynamic. (May depend on license options.)
- Calculation Selection : see heading below for more information.
- Temperatures and Pressures: see heading below for more information.
- Default Species Model:The Species Model determines how the properties of streams containing a mixture of chemical compounds are calculated.
- This is selected from the drop down list.
- The species models in the list will be determined by the SysCAD license. Users with the Alumina add-on will have additional Bayer species models enabled. Some users may also have customised species models.
In SysCAD 138, a new option is available for Entropy.
- Entropy is only used in specific models such as FEM and other third party add-ons.
- For projects not using these models, user can ignore any entropy checks on project load. To do this, select the Include_NoChecks option.
- For projects that uses entropy, please select the Include_DoChecks option.
- When a project is loaded with this option, warning messages will be given in the Message window - Species Database tab for species with missing S25 data.
The user may select the default calculation options for projects using this configuration file. These are described below:
|Surge Solution||This determines the default method used in surge units in a dynamic project. (This is not applicable for ProBal) The three options available to the user in Dynamic mode are described here:
|Flow Calculations||This determines the default method used to solve the links, or pipes, in a dynamic project. (This is not applicable for ProBal) The three options available to the user in Dynamic mode are described below:
|Heat Calculations||This determines the default method used to calculate the energy balance. The three options available to the user for both ProBal and Dynamic modes are described here:
Note: The user may still change the options in individual units within a project (see Settings and Options on the Info Tab), as these settings are for the default behaviour when a project is created using this configuration file. The Max Complexity will set the maximum complexity allowed when using this configuration.
For example, the user may set the default heat calculation to None and the Max Complexity to Rigorous. All projects using this configuration file will start by default with no energy calculations, but the user may still change the individual project setting to have Rigorous heat calculations. However, if the user also set the Max Complexity to None then the user would not be able to change the Heat Calculations for any project from None.
Temperatures and Pressures
|Minimum and Maximum
Temperatures and Pressures
For example, if the user will be developing a smelter project, the maximum temperature may be 2500°C. However, if the user is developing a plant that uses ammonia, the Minimum temperature may need to be as low as -33°C.
Note: The temperature limits defined above limit the temperatures in SysCAD models. The temperature of a feeder can not be set outside these limits. The temperature in a pipe may drift outside these limits but on the next mixture of feeds (eg. feed to a unit), the temperature will be set to no less than 10 degrees below the minimum temperature and no more than 10 degrees above the maximum temperature. These limits will also be applied in a reaction block.