- Author: Kaia Means
- Keywords: Software
New Synergi Pipeline Simulator with enhanced user experience and improved efficiency
Following the recent merger of DNV and GL, the software previously known as Stoner Pipeline Simulator for surge analysis has officially changed its name to Synergi Pipeline Simulator with the new 10.2 release. This brings the software within the DNV GL Synergi brand, which will allow development integrating various Synergi software solutions that will improve decision-making in operational risk and performance.
Internationally recognized as an industry leader in pipeline analysis, Synergi Pipeline Simulator is used by engineering, planning and operations divisions to facilitate pipeline design and improve performance. The software can be used to eliminate operational problems for networks transporting natural gas, dense phase gas, or liquids. It provides a complete range of simulation solutions, from the design and planning, through operator training and qualification to on-line systems, including leak detection and predictive simulation.
Multiple variable analyses
For many years computer clock speeds have been getting progressively faster. Today’s computers are becoming more efficient and are gaining more CPU cores. Model Lab is a new tool within Synergi Pipeline Simulator that allows users to easily configure, run and analyse multiple what-if scenarios from a single model and tap the full power of all available CPU cores.
Offline users doing consulting studies and online users doing model tuning will appreciate Model Lab’s workflow efficiencies which provide the capability to perform multiple variable analyses during pipeline simulation and the ability to consolidate results for comparison and trending.
Flexible way to expose and manage models
Viewport is the modern GUI that allows pipeline operators to visualize their system in a more efficient and customized manner. It gives you a new and flexible way to expose and manage models in an easy-to-use drag-and-drop graphical interface. Additional new features in Viewport target engineering efficiency, including real-time pump and compressor maps, historical distance plot navigator, increased support of legacy custom displays and more.
Key features added to this release based on market feedback:
- Improved Leakfinder natural gas leak detection capabilities
- Improved batch-tracking capabilities
- Visual display of scraper locations
- Improved model building capabilities added for control systems
- Improved capabilities added to speed up surge studies where stations with very short pipes are connected to much longer cross-country pipelines
- New DRA (drag reducing agent) term added for fluid Reynolds Number
About Synergi Pipeline Simulator
Synergi Pipeline Simulator is a fully integrated and highly configurable software suite comprised of a core simulation engine for both liquids and gases, with a range of task-specific modules sharing a common engine and configuration including:
- Simulator – Pipeline Design and Analysis
- Statefinder – Online Pipeline Optimization and Decision Support
- Leakfinder – Real-time Pipeline Leak Detection and Location
- Predictor – Pipeline Operational Planning
Model Lab, combined with the new ability of legacy custom displays in ViewPort, allows the user to setup models and obtain data faster than ever before!!
André Sherman, P.E. Eng Sr - Liquids Planning, Williams
As far as beta testing is concerned, I found DNV GL team response time and provided support quite satisfying. We got all concerns answered or addressed in a reasonable timeframe. Participation was also quite helpful for us to test design and development of some of the newly requested critical features in Enbridge.