ppPLUS - Documentation & Help

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Organization Products Technologies Mass Balance
Corporation
Product-Structure
Processes
Mass Balance
Entity
Main-Product
Technology Types
Mass Balance Chart
Shareholding
Sub-Product
Technologies
Import
Interests Map
Technology-Unit
Production
Site
Consumption
Site KPIs
Sites Map
Asset
Asset Unit
Reports Other
Imports
KPIs
Production
Notification
Refineries
Communicator
Hydrogen Module

  Corporation

Introduction

ppPLUS models all organizations as they can be found in corporate structures. The Corporation is the Brand, defined by the Entities they are operating in. A Corporation can only be created on top of an Entity, the "Holding-Entity". A Corporation is not essential for the modeling, but should be created, when certain criteria are met, like: publicly listed, public funding, major group of entities or other.

Create

A Corporation can only be created based on a Legal Entity, which is not already linked to another Corporation.
Available Entities will be listed for selection as the Main Holding Company. If an Entity is not showing on the list, make sure, the Entity can be a Shareholder in addition to not being already allocated.

Shortname / Name

Name of Corporation

Country / Location

Copied from the Entity. Detailed location information should be managed in the Entity.

Stock exchange

The Stock Exchange is defined in the Main Holding Entity (see Entity)

Client

Internal Client Management. Use the default "Master".

Industry

Select the predominant industry the Corporation is operating in. Contact the Sysadmin, if a different Industry-Category is required.

Industry Description
Industry picture Chemicals General manufacturer of Chemical Products
Industry picture Industry Other Industrial company with Chemicals Activities
Industry picture Integrated Energy Integrated Up- and Downstream Corporation
Industry picture Investor Major Investors or Stock Exchanges where Entities are traded
Industry picture Logistics, Pipelines Logistic, Supply Chain, Pipelines, Tankfarm operators
Industry picture Other Other organizations or institutions
Industry picture Petrochemicals Predominantly Petrochemicals Corporation
Industry picture Processor Chemicals Processors and Customers
Industry picture Recycling Recycling corporations
Industry picture Renewables Corporations in the Renewables Industry
Industry picture Refining Corporation with predominantly Refining actitvities
Industry picture Technology Technology Providers
Industry picture Trading Trading companies for Refining- and Petrochemical Products
Industry picture Upstream Upstream company with some Refining or Chemicals Assets

Unit of Measure / Currency

For later quantity-, energy-, and financial consolidation.

Subsidiaries

Subsidiaries show all the direct- and indirect Subsidiaries of the Main Holding Entity of the Corporation.
Percentages shown are the Equity share percentages of the direct Shareholder.
Step by Step Subsidiaries of any Entity can be viewed in the Shareholding Module of Entities.

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  Entity

Introduction

Entities represent the registered legal entities in the market. Entities can have Shareholders or have Subsidiaries.

Entity Short

Identifying shortname of the Entity

Entity Name

The legal registered name of the Entity

Virtual

It may be necessary to define Virtual Entities V, in situations, when the real Entity-Setup is unknown, or for purposes of creating a virtual shareholding entity, to combine two entities, see Technology Owner

Address information

Capture accurate localisation data

Latitude/Longitude

Codes to map the location of the Entity.
The Geocodes can be obtained from (Google-) maps. The function is available when Entity Name, City and Country are entered. Click Button "Get Geocode", which will open a new tab with Google-Maps, showing the location based on the information provided.
Copy the Latitude-/Longitudes codes into the dialogbox opened.

Registration Number

The official registration number of the Entity in the respective government registry.

Stock Exchange

If the Entity is publicly traded, select the main Stock Exchange Entity, where the stocks are listed.
New Stock Exchange Entities can be created, using Industry "Investor"

Share Indice

Stock-Exchange registration number. ppPLUS will display the Shareprice (using Google), based on the combination of Stock-Exchange and Index-Number.

Logo

Select logo of the Entity/Corporation. If logo is not available, email to SysAdmin.

Operator

The Entity may not be the responsible Operator of its manufacturing/production. Select the Operator-Entity, if it is known.

Client ID

Internal grouping of Entities by Client. (use the default: Master)

Category
  • Main Ops/Holding - Entity is the Main Operation company or Holding Entity of a Corporation.
  • Operations - Entity is an Operator: Manufacturer or Other.
  • Project - Entity is currently in a project-stage.
  • Start-Up - Entity is in the process of starting up.
  • Technology Provider - Entity‚Äôs main business is to produce/license Technology.
Industry

Select Industry the Entity is operating in. This can be different from the Corporation the Entity belongs too. Also Entities inside a Corporation can have different Industry-Categorizations

Industry Description
Industry picture Chemicals General manufacturer of Chemical Products
Industry picture Industry Other Industrial Company with Chemicals Activities
Industry picture Integrated Energy Integrated Up- and Downstream Corporation
Industry picture Investor Major Investors or Stock Exchanges where Entities are traded
Industry picture Logistics, Pipelines Logistic, Supply Chain, Pipelines, Tankfarm operators
Industry picture Other Other organizations or institutions
Industry picture Petrochemicals Predominantly Petrochemicals Corporation
Industry picture Processor Chemicals Processors and Customers
Industry picture Recycling Recycling corporations
Industry picture Renewables Producer of Renewable products
Industry picture Refining Corporation with predominantly Refining actitvities
Industry picture Technology Technology Providers
Industry picture Trading Trading companies for Refining- and Petrochemical Products
Industry picture Upstream Upstream company with some Refining or Chemicals Assets

Unit of Measure (UoM) / Currency

Default Unit of Measure or Currency for consolidation of the quantities, energy values, and financial values

Status
Status Description
A Active Entity and its functions can be edited by everybody. Entity results will show up in reports
L Locked Entity and its functions can only be edited by Entity-Manager. Entity results will show up in reports
A Inactive Entity de-activated. Results will not show up in reports
R Remove Entity is flagged for removal (Delete). Administrator can delete Entity, if there are no further dependencies
V Virtual Entity is virtual. Either to model an operation, which requires a virtual Entity, or the configuration data ist not known.
V Not-Virtual Entity is real.
P Public Entity is public and is included in all lists and calculations, depending on Status "Active" or "InActive".
P Not-Public Entity is not visible in all lists and not included in calculation of reports.
Logo allowed No restrictrions on use of company graphics.
Logo not allowed Use of Graphics limited/prohibited.
Sh Shareholding possible Company can operate as a Holding company.
Sh No Shareholding Company cannot operate as a Holding company.

Public

If deselected, results and information will not be shown in all the Views

Shareholder

Select to allow Entity for shareholding in other companies or be the main holding company of a Corporation

Disable Logo

License rights may prohibit to show the Logo of the Entity or Corporation. Select to suppress Logo in Views of related Corporations/Sites/Assets etc.

All Organizations: Corporations / Entities / Sites

List shows all the Legal Entities and all the linked Sites of the Entities

Industry

List is sorted by Industries. Entities of a single Corporation may be included in different Industry-Categories.

Entity

Short name and Legal name of Entity.

S - Status

Icons show if the Entity is Not-Public or Virtual.

Country

Flag of Country and mouseover shows also City. Writing the name of the country in the search field will only show Entities of this country.

Holding

Icon indicates, if the Entity is the Main Holding Company of a Corporation.

Site

Lists all the Sites of the Entity, together with location information.

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Shareholding

Introduction

The equity holders of the individual Entities can be assigned in the Shareholding-Function, Navigation-Bar: Equity.
Shareholding can only be created upwards. Select the Entity and define its Shareholders.

Create / Edit

Shareholding can be modeled by periods, historically and forward. Please make sure, the sum of the Shareholding-% by period does not exceed 100%.
Shareholding for a period can be below 100%.
ppPLUS allows to also include the percentage of shares listed on a Stock-Exchange. (See below: Multiple Shareholders)

Shareholder

Shareholder for selected Entity. Dropdown only lists Entities, which have the tag "Shareholding" in Entity-Settings.

Percentage

Number between 0.1 and 100

From

Beginning date of Shareholding. If date is unknown, the best assumption should be made and commented in the Comment Field.

To

Default is December 2050, can be overwritten.

Consolidation

The Consolidation method is related to the Financial Consolidation, which can also be used for consolidation of the product portfolios.
Type of Consolidation by the Shareholder:

Unknown - Consolidation method not known
None - Shareholer does not include results of Entity in the Financial Consolidation
Equity - Shareholder consolidates the result (Profit/Loss) as per Equity
Proportionate - Shareholder consolidates each line of the Balance Sheet as per Equity
Full - Shareholder consolidates the full result of the Entity

Multiple Shareholders

Applicable, when the Entity includes several Shareholders. Most likely, when the Shareholder is a Stock Exchange.

Description

Comments on Periods and certainty of the data.

Entity Subsidiaries

List shows the direct Subsidiaries of the Entity. Next level indirect Subsidiaries can be viewed, where a drilldown arrow is visible.
Multilevel Subsidiaries can be viewed from Corporation Level.

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Interests Map

Introduction

The Interests Map is a dynamic display of the Site/Entity and its shareholders or subsidiaries. By clicking on the markers you can select to move to the next level of shareholders or subsidiaries or view the Mass Balance (Graph or List) of a site.

Legend explanation
Markers Status Action
ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin

Entity Marker

The Entity Marker shows the location of the Entity being mapped. Entities can be of various nature, for example a controlling company, an investor, a wholly owned-subsidiary or a stock exchange.

Click on the Entity marker to see a pop-up with a link to the Entity Details, showing full deatils of this Entity..

ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin Refinery ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin Chemicals ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin Feedstock ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin Project
ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin Utilities ppPlus Entity Interest Map PinResearch ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin Renewables ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin Logistics

Pins of various colours show locations of Operating Sites associated with the Entity. These can be filtered on or off by using the filter list at top right of the map.

Click on a pin to access Site Production Summary and Mass Balance information.

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Subsidiary Marker

The Subsidiary Marker shows the location of a subsidiary interest.

Click on a Subsidiary Marker for a pop-up menu with a link to full information about this entity, and a link which sets this subsidiary as the focus Entity of the map.

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Investment Marker

The Investment Marker indicates an investor or stock exchange.

Click on an Investment Marker for a pop-up menu showing investment summary, a link to further details about the entity, and an Interests Map of this entity.

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  Site

Introduction

The Entity's operations, it's manufacturing, logistics, admin or research functions are modeled in Sites.

Site Info
Location / Country

Address fields are copied at the creation of the Site from the Entity, the Site is linked to. The fields can be overwritten.

ppPLUS allows to create Sites in different countries than the Entity resides in. Specific markets, like the European Union, allow the creation of single Entity-Companies (SE), running operations in multiple countries.
Sometimes the actual legal entity of the operation may not be known or does not exist yet for a project. For such cases it is possible to create Sites in different countries than the Entity.
It is however strongly recommended to create new Sites from the actual (legal) Entity they belong to.
Please contact the Sysadmin , if a Site with multiple dependencies, like Assets, Mass Balances etc needs to be re-allocated. This can be simply done, without re-creating the data.

Geocode - Latitude/Longitude

Latitude- and Longitude- Geocodes are required if the Site is not declared Virtual.
The Button "Get Geocode" will open Google-Maps with the location information provided (Name, Country, City...) for the Site. Right-Click on the exact location, copy the Geocode and paste the value into the Dialog-Box opened.

Virtual

A Site can be declared Virtual V, if the model requires to include virtual operations, like supply-sites or others.

Site Master Info
Site Manager

A Site can be locked for editing to one Site Manager only. Users with Administrator-Rights can assign Site-Manager-Roles to Users with Collaborator-Rights.

Unit of Measure (UoM)

The Unit of Measure for the consolidation of the Mass Balance quantities in the reporting

Public

Information on the Site, in the Home-Communicator, in Reports is depending on the Public-Status P.

Status
Status Description
A Active Site and its functions can be edited by everybody. Site results will show up in reports
L Locked Site and its functions can only be edited by Site-Manager. Site results will show up in reports
A Inactive Site de-activated. Results will not show up in reports
R Remove Site is flagged for removal (Delete). Administrator can delete Site, if there are no further dependencies
V Virtual Site is virtual. Either to model an operation, which requires a virtual site, or the configuration data ist not known.
V Not-Virtual Site is real.

Favourite

Sites, together with the related Entity can be selected as Favourites and will appear on the Home-View for Quick Access. (requires Authentification) The selected Favourite-Site can be removed by selecting the -Symbol in the Favourite-Widget on the Home-View.

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  Site KPIs

Introduction

Sites can have individual KPIs, which describe major performance indicators in operations and environment.
New KPIs can be defined in KPIs. Please contact Sysadmin to create a new KPI.

List

The List shows the most recent KPIs for the Site.

Create / Edit

Sites can have individual KPIs, which describe major performance indicators in operations and environment.
New KPIs can be defined in KPIs. Please contact Sysadmin to create a new KPI.

KPI

KPI as created in KPIs.

Scenario

KPIs can be defined by a Scenario. (Contact Sysadmin to create different Scenarios) Actual Scenario can be a result of an achievement. Outlook for a future planning.

Period From

The Period, (Year/Month) when the organization is planning to achieve the KPI.

KPI Value

The target-value. The Unit of measure of the KPI is defined in KPIs.

Document

Hyperlink to document or website, which describes and documents the KPI.

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World Sites Map

Introduction

World view of all the Sites created in the system.

Legend explanation
Markers Status Action

ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin Refinery ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin Chemicals ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin Feedstock ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin Project
ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin Utilities ppPlus Entity Interest Map PinResearch ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin Renewables ppPlus Entity Interest Map Pin Logistics

Pins of various colours show locations of Operating Sites associated with the Entity. These can be filtered on or off by using the filter list at top right of the map.

Click on a pin to access Site Production Summary and Mass Balance information.

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  Asset

Introduction

The Sites' Assets model the manufacturing plants, storage facilities, research, utility or admin functions required for the processing of the products. Each Assets has at minimum 1 Unit, which further defines the functionality of the Asset.
Technologies applied in the manufacturing process define the structure of the Assets.

Category

Typically an Asset has the category Processing, but can also be defined as a Utility, Research or Admin Category.

Location & Geo-Codes

Additional information on the location of the Asset. The Asset may also reside outside the boundaries of the Site.
The Latitude(s), Longitude(s) fields allow to precisely place the location of the Asset inside the Site.

Square Meters / Startup Date

Useful for cost-allocation calculations or determination of depreciation periods.

Technology

The Asset configuration may be determined by the Technology used in the process.
A Licensor can be selected, if it is different from the Technology Owner.
The Technology cannot be changed or removed, if an Asset-Unit has been linked with a Technology-Unit.

Utilization Planning

Selector will determine, if future capacities (Utilization) is calculated on the Asset- or Unit-Level. (for future implementation)

Unit of Measure

Determines the Unit of Measure for the consolidation of the Asset-Capacity

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  Asset Unit

Introduction

Asset Units represent individual pieces of equipment, like furnaces or other chemical reaction units. Units allow to split the Assets (Plants) into separate processing Units.
Assets (Plants) can be configured accordingly to the Technology setup chosen.

Quantity

Units can be created individually or grouped by the number existing in the plant.
Example: A plant consisting of 6 different furnaces, can either be configured with 1 Furnace-Unit, Quantity: 6; or alternatively with 6 Furnace-Units (Quantity: 1). This allows to apply different utilization-calculations (for future implementation).

Category

Units can be categorized as In- or Out- Units, or both. This allows for simpler selection in the modeling process.
Example:A furnace is a typical Input-Unit, a product-fractionator an Output-Unit.

Supply Site

Asset Units can be used to create the supply-chain-linkage between Sites. The dropdown allows to select the source (Site) of the imported feedstocks (raw materials).

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  Product-Structure

Introduction

Products in ppPLUS are modelled in a hierarchical structure, organizing products by industry or origin and various product-categories.

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  Segments

Segments represent the industries, ranging from the refinery feedstock, agricultural products, forestry sourced materials, mining metals and minerals, to downstream sectors, such as pharmaceuticals, automotive, steel, glass, paper, with broader categories of refining products, as well as chemcial products encompassing organic, mineral and polymer products.

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  Main-Families

Main-Families split up the Segments by individual chemical product type, structure and/or origin.

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  Sub-Families

Subfamilies add an additional product speciation based on function, usage, chemical form, structure or functionality.

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  Main Products

Introduction

Main Products group the Sub-Products (the actual product). Main Products allow also to select a generic product, if the Sub-Product is not known. Example: You can choose Polyethylene, which is a placeholder for LLDPE, HDPE, LDPE or Other.
The table of Sub-Products to the right shows all the linked Sub-Products of the Main-Product and identifies the Default-Sub-Product for the processing-steps if the specific Sub-Product is not known. Each Main-Product requires one Sub-Product.

Categorization

Each Main-Product is organized in 3 Categories:
Segments: Segmentation into Feedstocks, Refining, Chemicals and other follow-up stages.
Product Main Families: Dividing the Segments into major Families, like Chemicals -> Aromatics, Polymers...
Product Sub Families: Further categorzation of the Main Families: Polymers -> Commodity Plastics, Engineering Plastics...

Status
Status Description
A Active Main-Product is available for modeling and analysis in Mass Balances
L Locked Main-Product can only be modified by User with System-Admin Rights (to be implemented)
A Inactive Main-Product is not available anymore for selection in new Mass Balance. Check for alternative Product (to be implemented)
R Remove Main-Product is flagged for removal (Delete). Administrator can delete Product, if there are no further dependencies

Unit of Measure

The Main- (and Sub-) Products default Unit of Measure, when the product is selected for the modeling.

Physical State

Selection of the Physical State of the Product.
3 different Physical States are possible: Gas / Liquid / Solid

Value Chain

Value Chains link Products derived from a specific Building Block. A Main-Product can either be a Building Block or be a part of a Value Chain. ppPLUS allows to link a Main-Product to two different Building Blocks.
A Main-Product cannot be a Building Block and be a part of a Value Chain.
Example:
Ethylene -> Building Block
Ethylbenzene -> Linked to Building Block I: Ethylene and Building Block II: Benzene

Building Block

Main-Products can be defined as Building Blocks, to identify the Key Products for consolidation and avoid double count.
Example: Ethylene (= Building Block) and Polyehtylene.

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  Sub Products

Introduction

Sub Products represent the actual product which is required for modeling.

Sub-Product Name

Industry specific name.

Abbreviation

Abbreviation of the product for referencing.

Alternative Names

Listing of alternative names, the product is also known as.

Tags

Tag fields for additional information.

Link

Hyperlink to external Internet-Site which provides best information on the product.

Status
Status Description
A Active Product is availble for modeling and analysis in Mass Balances
L Locked Product can only be modified by User with System-Admin Rights (to be implemented)
A Inactive Product is not available anymore for selection in new Mass Balance. Check for alternative Product (to be implemented)
R Remove Product is flagged for removal (Delete). Administrator can delete Product, if there are no further dependencies

Identifiers

Industry categorization organizations (see links on organization icons)

  • CAS Chemical Abstracts Service (US)
  • EC / ECHA European Chemicals Agency (EU)
  • IUPAC International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (Secretariat: US)
Chemical Formula

Chemical formulas subscript characters can be edited with sub tags. This field can be left blank.

Molecular Weight

Molecular Weight is a measure of the sum of the atomic weight values of the atoms in a molecule. The exact value is entered for Sub-Products of know molecular composition, e.g. C6H6 in case of Benzene. In case of complex mixtures such as Crude Oil types, or Sub-Product with a Molecular Weight distribution such as most Polymers, the default value 1 is entered.

Freezing Point

The Freezing Point, which is the Temperature at which a Sub-Product solidifies under cooling, can be entered, but it is mostly relevant for Crude Oil, Oil Fractions and Liquid Fuels, since it is a critical determinant of the flowability and temperature usage window. This field can be left blank.

Boiling Point

The Boiling Point is the Temperature at which a liquid Sub-Product vaporizes when heated up. It provides an indication about the Physical State of the Sub-Product depending upon environmental conditions such as Temperature and Pressure. This field can be left blank.

Melting Point

The Melting Point is the Temperature at which a solid Sub-Product becomes liquid when heated up. It provides an indication about the Physical State of the Sub-Product depending upon environmental conditions such as Temperature and Pressure. This field can be left blank.

Specific Gravity

The Specific Gravity of Crude Oil types is automatically calculated from the API value and required for Mass Balance calculation purposes, so that it is required for this class of Sub-Products; for any Sub-Product else than Curde Oil types, Specific Gravity is optional and the field can be left blank, but an informative Density value can be entered instead.

API Gravity

API Gravity is required for Crude Oil types (Liquid Feedstocks) as it is used to determine the Specific Gravity required for Mass Balance calculation purposes.

Sulfur Content

Sulfur Content is an informative value for many Feedstock types in all physical states (such as Coal, Crude Oil, Natural Gas), Refining Fractions and often Liquid Fuels. It should be entered if known but the field can also be left blank.

(Change) Default Sub-Product

Main-Products have one or more Sub-Products. One is defined as the Default Sub-Product, which determines the selection in the process-modeling. The Default Sub-Product can be changed.

Documentation and Reference

In the Documentation and Reference Communicator addtional information and links can be provided to describe and document the values being used for the properties or other specific information on the product.

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  Processes

Introduction

A Process is identified according to its specific function such as the transformation, conversion or modification of a defined feedstock or of various inputs, a specific type of reaction, polymerization, refining or industrial process.

Name

The Process Name is displayed at the top of the page after it is created in the Process field.

Process Categories

ppPLUS differentiates between below main Process categories:

  • Feedstock Handling
  • Inorganic Reactions
  • Organic Reactions
  • Functional Monomers Polymerization
  • Unsaturated Monomers Polymerization
  • Waste Treatment
  • Refining Conversion Processes
  • Refining Finishing Processes
  • Other - Temporarily unallocated Processes
Description

A short description of the Process providing a moderate level of details to explicitly describe the role and function of the Process.

Link

When relevant a hyperlink to a document from which the bulk of the information details provided in the Description are originating from.

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  Technology Types

Introduction

A Technology Type differentiates more specifically the mode of operation of a specific Process or the type of conversion, transformation or modification effectuated. For example within the Process Category: Crude Processing, one finds the following Technology Types: Gas Oil SeparationPlant, Crude Desalting, Crude Stabilization, Crude Oil Receiving, Atmospheric Distillation and Vacuum Distillation. By the same token Polyethylene Polymerization Processes are differentiated between Polymerization of Ethylene according to the Gas Phase, High-Pressure, Loop Reactor Slurry, Solution, and Stirred Tank Reactor Slurry Technology Types. A technology Type is described according to the following criteria.

Process

The Process, to which the Technology Type relates, is automatically presented.

Description

A description of the Technology Type, providing a sufficient level of details to explicitly describe the role and function of the Technology Type, which can be edited in html format and with hyperlinks inserted into the text. In case of multiple sources a referencing format such as shown here[1],[2] is recommended.

  1. First source of reference
  2. Second source of reference
Link

When relevant a hyperlink to a document from which the bulk of the information details provided in the Description are originating from.

Picture

Widget shows a representative picture of the Technology Type such as a block flow diagram, a process flow diagram or a photo of a production plant.

Copyright Picture

A legend, citation and a hyperlink to the source of the picture can be added in the Copyright field.

Video

Widget shows a representative video of the Technology Type such as a webinar, a process simulation or a film about an existing production plant.

Copyright Video

A legend, citation and a hyperlink to the source of the video can be added in the Copyright field.

Technologies

Widget lists the Technologies belonging to the Technology Type.

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  Technologies

Technology Structure

Technologies in ppPLUS are modelled in a hierarchical structure, organizing Technologies by the Type of Process, the industry they belong to, the type of inputs or feedstock, or the transformation, modification or conversion effectuated by the Technology.

Process Categories

Processes are organized in various categories depending on either the type of feedstock or input, the type of conversion, modification or transformation effectuated by the Process, and/or the industrial segment to which the Process belongs. The system is flexibly designed to be extended to various conversion industries beyond refining and chemical processes.

Processes

Within Process Categories, Processes are identified according to their specific function such as the conversion of a defined feedstock or input, a specific type of reaction, specific polymerization or refining processes, and more. The system is flexibly designed to accommodate various conversion and manufacturing processes throughout industrial sectors.

Technology Types

Within a Process, a Technology Type differentiates more specifically the mode of operation of a specific Process or the type of transformation, conversion or modification effectuated.

Technologies

A Technology is typically assigned to a specific Owner, Licensor or Equipment Manufacturer. Technologies are used for creating models of Assets and Production Sites.

Technology Unit

A Unit is a piece of equipment within a Technology that is effectuating a specific conversion, modification or transformation. For a Technology to be usable is creating Asset models, it must have at least one Unit to which the input(s) or feedstock is(are) fed to and from which one or more product(s) or output(s) is(are) produced.

Technology Details
Name

Name of the Technology, typically a combination of the Name of the Technology Owner and Process type of Brand. This is generally self-defined.

Brand

Official Brand from the Technology Owner, that can be associated with a Trademark.

Process

Selection of process according to the broad definition of Chemical Conversion or Combination/Separation Processes applied to Products.

Owner

Selection of the legal Entity of the Technology Owner. If the Technology is owned by 2 or more different parties (Entities), it is recommended to create a (virtual) Entity as a Joint Venture of the Technology Owners.

Location / Map

Geo-Marker opens map showing the global locations, where the Technology is licensed/deployed in Non-Virtual Sites and the Asset/Plant has production.

Available for licensing

Activate, if the Technology is available for licensing.

Link

Link to a document, or the website of the Technology Owner, where the Technology is described.

Picture

Widget shows a representative picture of the Technology Type such as a block flow diagram, a process flow diagram or a photo of a production plant.

Copyright Picture

A legend, citation and a hyperlink to the source of the picture can be added in the Copyright field.

Video

Widget shows a representative video of the Technology Type such as a webinar, a process simulation or a film about an existing production plant.

Copyright Video

A legend, citation and a hyperlink to the source of the video can be added in the Copyright field.

Technology Units

Widget lists the Units created for the Technology

Technology Licensees

Widget lists the Legal Entity and the Site (Manufacturing Location), where the Technology is in use, licensed to.

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  Technology Units

Introduction

A Technology-Unit is a chemical processing or transformation equipment of the Technology, as defined in the Technology Configuration.

Shortname / Name

Shortname and Name, describing the Technology Unit.

Hyperlink

When relevant a hyperlink to a document from which the bulk of the information details provided in the Description are originating from..

Description

A description of the Technology Unit providing a sufficient level of details to explicitly describe the role and function of the Unit, which can be edited in html format and with hyperlinks inserted into the text. In case of multiple sources a referencing format such as shown here[1],[2] is recommended.

  1. First source of reference
  2. Second source of reference
Picture

Widget shows a representative picture of the Technology Type such as a block flow diagram, a process flow diagram or a photo of a production plant.

Copyright Picture

A legend, citation and a hyperlink to the source of the picture can be added in the Copyright field.

Video

Widget shows a representative video of the Technology Type such as a webinar, a process simulation or a film about an existing production plant.

Copyright Video

A legend, citation and a hyperlink to the source of the video can be added in the Copyright field.

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  Mass Balance

Introduction

The Mass Balance report consolidates, in Metric Tons per Annum, Imports, Production and Consumption quantities of a Site. The report allows to analyze the product portfolio of an operation (Site).
Various drilldowns are available to understand the underlying processes and chemicals conversions.

Mass Balance List

Listing of the Imports, Production and Consumption in Metric Tons per Annum, per Site.
The list allows to view the Imports of raw materials, its Consumption in the Process, the conversion to intermediate or final Products. The icons provide details of transactions, drilldowns on the processing by Asset or Product and which conversion rates are used. Color codes differentiate the Products by Product Family.
Select from the Navigation-Bar to view or model Imports, Production or Consumption.

Balancing

The Balancing-Indicator shows if the Import and Sales Quantities of the Site is in balance.
Unconsumed Imports or overstated Production lead to Imbalances and require further adjustments.

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  Mass Balance Chart

Introduction

The Mass Balance Chart displays, in Metric Tons per Annum, the Imports and Outputs of a Site

Mass Balance Chart

The View summarizes in 2 Charts the Imports of a Site (Feedstock, Products, Utilities) and the Output (Products and Utilities). The quantities are summarized on the top and the central box is indicating, if the Site is balanced. Select from the Navigation-Bar to view or model Imports, Production or Consumption.

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  Imports

Introduction

With the Import-Function Feedstock (Raw Materials) are imported into the site for consumption and processing. Any material (raw materials), which are coming from outside need to be imported through an Import Asset.
The Units of the Import Asset can link to an external Supply-Site.

List

Listing of the Imports, which are consumed in the process in the source Unit of Measure as entered, by Site.
The list shows the imported products by Asset and the consumption of the product in the Comsumption Asset.
Select from the Navigation-Bar to create new Imports, or view/model Production or Consumption.

Create / Edit

Create new Imports for processing in the Site. The View is designed to enter values (quantities) as they are provided in the source documents, particularly for the Unit of Measure and the Time-Rate.

Import Asset/Unit

Import Assets/Units are typically logistic assets of an operation or a virtual Asset. The dropdown only lists Assets which have been categorized as "Import" in the Asset module.

Consumption Asset/Unit

Consumption (processing) Assets/Units can be any (Non-Import) Asset created for the Site.

Imported (Sub-)Product

Any product can be imported into a Site. Select the Main-Product and the related Sub-Product.

Quantity

Quantity can be a volume or mass of imported Products and is defined by the Unit of Measure dropdown.

Unit of Measure (UoM)

ppPLUS offers a number of different units for quantities consumed. The default UOM is linked to the property in Main Product Master and can be overwritten.

Rate

Consumption rate Hourly/Daily/Annually

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  Production

Introduction

The Production function models the production of intermediate- or final-products.

Production by Asset

Lists the Production by selected Asset.

Create / Edit

Create Production of either intermediate or final Products.

Asset / Unit

Select Asset, which has been categorized before as "Processing Asset".

Main-/Sub- Product

Select/Search Main-Product and linked Sub-Product.

Quantity

Quantity can be a volume or mass of imported Products and is defined by the Unit of Measure dropdown.

Unit of Measure (UoM)

ppPLUS offers a number of different units for quantities produced. The default UOM is linked to the property in Main Product Master and can be overwritten.

Rate

Consumption rate Hourly/Daily/Annually

Delete

Production entries can be deleted from the Production-List. Select Details and then Delete from Navigation Bar.

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  Consumption

Introduction

Consumption models the internal of consumption of raw materials or intermediate Products in the process.

Create / Edit

Create Consumption entries of either raw materials or intermediate Products.
Products can only be consumed, which have been produced by a Supply- (Production) Asset. Only existing outgoing Products will be displayed.

Supply Asset / Unit

Select Asset & Unit, which has produced the incoming Products.

Consumption Asset / Unit

Select Asset & Unit, which are consuming the outgoing Products.

Quantity

Quantity can be a volume or mass of consumed Products and is defined by the Unit of Measure dropdown.
The system will not check, if sufficient quantities for Consumption are available.

Unit of Measure (UoM)

ppPLUS offers a number of different units for quantities consumed. The default-UOM is linked to the property in Main Product Master and can be overwritten.

Rate

Consumption rate Hourly/Daily/Annually

Consumption Product

Product Consumption shows all the Consumption entries by product.

Consumption Asset

Asset Consumption shows all the Consumption entries by an Asset.

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  KPIs

Introduction

KPIs can be defined for a variety of indicators, like Nelson Index, Employees, CO2-Neutrality, etc. For each KPI the Unit of Measure is defined.

Create / Edit
Unit of Measure (UoM)

Unit of Measure for KPIs can range from a number (Integer) to quantities (Barrels, Tons, ...).

Scope

KPIs can be defined for individual levels of organization. (Currently only level Site is operational)

Site Category

KPIs can be further specified by Site Category.

Definition

Definition and Formula of the KPI.

Document

Link to external site or document, explaining the KPI.

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  All Imports

Introduction

Report lists all Imports into Sites. The Report can be filtered, to allow various analysis, like Refining-Processing-Capacity.
Links open the site for Imports of a particular Site, or show details of the Product.

Criteria

Entities and Sites Imports will be included, if they meet below criteria:

  • Entity must have status "Active" A and "Public" P.
  • Site must have status "Active" A or "Locked" L and "Public" P.
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  All Production

Introduction

Report lists the Production of intermediate- and final products by the Sites. The Report can be filtered, to allow various analysis, by Country, Product....
Link opens the Mass Balance Production.

Criteria

Entities and Sites Production will be included, if they meet below criteria:

  • Entity must have status "Active" A and "Public" P.
  • Site must have status "Active" A or "Locked" L and "Public" P.
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  Hydrogen/Ammonia/Syngas Production

Introduction

The Hydrogen Module combines all the elements of ppPLUS related to the Hydrogen Product-Family (Main-Products: Hydrogen, Ammonia, Syngas) and the Hydrogen Value Chain.

Module

The Module-Page shows the details of the Hydrogen-, Ammonia- and Syngas product and links its sub-products. Select from the Navbar, which product-details you would like to see. The Technologies listed on the right are relevant for all 3 products.

Hydrogen is also defined as a Building Block product and a range of products is a part of the Hydrogen-Value-Chain, listed in the table.

Technologies

The module lists here all the technologies, which are modelled for production processes in ppPLUS. More technologies may already be included in the Technology-List, but not yet applied in a Site-Production-Model.
The Technology-Details show all the Assets (Plants), where the Technology has been deployed.

Production List

The report shows all the production in the system of Hydrogen, Ammonia and Syngas.
The report can be filtered by Sub-Products (Green-, Blue-Hydrogen, etc) and Country. Select the Geo-Marker, to view ALL the manufacturing locations of the product.
Alternatively you can select the Hyperlink under Site to view directly the Production-Table of the Site, providing furhter details, also on the Technology used.

Communicator

The Communicator includes all Communicator Entries, which are linked to Hydrogen, Ammonia and Syngas products, and Sites which produce these products as well as Technologies, which are deployed in these Sites. The table also shows all Communicator entries which contain the hashtags: #hydrogen, #ammonia or #syngas.

Criteria

Entities and Sites Production will be included, if they meet below criteria:

  • Entity must have status "Active" A and "Public" P.
  • Site must have status "Active" A or "Locked" L and "Public" P.
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  Refinery Analysis

Introduction

Refinery Analysis provides a comprehensive picture on their processing capacities and their Nelson Complexity Index.

Content
  • Communicator Includes all Communicator Entries of Refinery Sites and Entries with #refining or #refinery.
  • Refinery Imports lists the processing capacity of Crude Oil or other Products (Imports) of Refineries and displays them geographically by country.
  • Refinery capacity by country groups Refinery processing capacity of Crude Oil by country and displays the Refineries by market.
  • Nelson Complecity Index The table lists all the Refineries, which have the KPI "Nelson Complexity Index" set.
Criteria

Entities and Sites Imports will be included, if they meet below criteria:

  • Entity must have status "Active" A and "Public" P.
  • Site must have status "Active" A or "Locked" L and "Public" P.

  Notification Board

Introduction

The Notification Board provides an overview of reactions to your Communicator Messages or when you have been mentioned.

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  • Message: Showing the Icons, which indicate, if comments have been added to     Communicator Messages created by you or you have been mentioned     in a Message.
    Click on the Icon to mark the Notification as Read and the Counter next to your Profile Picture will be reduced by one.
  • Sender: Originator of Comment or Message.
  • Category: Displaying the Communicator Message Category (Technology, Entities, Sites)
  • Entity: Legal Entity or Technology Owner.
  • Object: Technology or Site Name.
  • Title: Title of Original Message. Clicking on it will open the Communicator Message, togehter with the Thread.
  • Select: Opening PopUp of Original Message.
  • Date: Date of Message creation.

  Communicator

Introduction

The Communicator is a message tool to provide updates and have discussions* for individual objects (Corporations, Entities, Sites, Products & Technologies) in ppPLUS.
Create Communicator messages in the Views of the individual objects. The messages for Corp./Ent./Sites are combined with sub-categories.

Messages and discussion threads
  • Create Message: Create Message in the respective section (Views) by clicking the Comment Icon in the Nav-Bar.
  • #-Hashtags: can be used to categorize the Message. A dropdown displays standard-hashtags which are already defined.
  • Discussions: Comments can be expanded into discussion-threads.
  • @-sign: Using the @-sign you can mention another user, who will receive a notification.