Honeywell's UniSim Design Suite is a process simulator capable of running both steady-state and dynamic plant models. Cranium and Synapse can generate UniSim input files. These input files contain both physical property data and parameters for physical property models. Once these files are generated, commands within UniSim can be used to load the contained physical property values into UniSim databases.
Cranium and Synapse create a UniSim formatted database containing eleven tables. Examples of the tables generated by Cranium and Synapse are shown here (note that only the first 250 records of each file are shown):
|Browse button for entering the name of the export file.
|List of chemicals selected to be exported.
The following example database was generated by exporting seven chemicals (acetic acid, cyclohexanol, ethanol, ethyl acetate, n-hexane, toluene and vinyl chloride) and several estimation technique parameter sets. The export options were set to export all internal references but only export explicitly selected chemicals.
|A Microsoft Access database file containing values for physical properties and estimation technique parameters.
|A the log file generated by Cranium and Synapse documenting the data values and estimation methods used to generate the values written to the newly created database file.
|Estimating Chemical Properties
|a short video demonstrating how to estimate the physical properties of pure chemical using either Synapse or Cranium.
|Estimating Mixture Properties
|a short video demonstrating how to estimate the physical properties of mixtures using either Synapse or Cranium.
|Getting Started using Cranium
|provides a quick tour of Cranium's capabilities including physical property estimation and a discussion of structure editing.
|Getting Started using Synapse
|provides a quick tour of Synapse's capabilities including examples of chemical product design.