OLI ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Collaboration . Innovation . Future Generation
Process engineering departments always strive to incorporate a new generation of chemical engineers. OLI technology is a rigorous process simulation platform, enabling the next generation of chemical engineers to deliver a rich combination of new data parameters, thermodynamic framework and software innovations for Oil & Gas, Industrial Water Treatment and Rare Earth Minerals to enable higher process reliability, efficiency, and engineering productivity.
Experience a unique simulation software with our academic program licenses
We offer three types of licenses
Academic Education License (EDU)
For undergraduate, graduate studies or post-graduate curriculum (students)
This is an individual softkey license
Academic Classroom (EDC)
For lecture setting and teaching – Professors + Students
This comes with 20 - 50 network concurrencies for one package (Process OR Corrosion)
Academic Research License (EDR)
For funded academic research. To be eligible for this option:
Client organization is a research department within / or affiliated with a university
Client results will not be used for any industry or government application
Client work would not be competing with work normally performed by a commercial consultant
Client cites OLI when publishing any results
Software packages available
The main components of the OLI software include:
A virtual laboratory on your PC - OLI Studio: Stream Analyzer
This component of the OLI software is useful in studying electrolyte chemistry and the behavior of electrolytes in water or another substance in depth. The basic component of this software is an equilibrium calculation, that can be specified as an isothermal calculation or as a bubble or dew point, set pH, precipitation point, composition target, or custom calculation. Calculated is the phase distribution of a solution as well as a plethora of stream properties, including pH, transport properties, densities, heat capacities as well as thermodynamic values of K-values and activities. Other calculations include a survey, where trends can be studied by varying pressure, temperature, pH, and/or composition, as well as simple mixes and separate operations. This is an ideal package for studying electrolyte chemistry theory for given chemistry.
Electrolyte flowsheet simulation - OLI Flowsheet: ESP
This unique program is an electrolyte flowsheet simulator that can be used for electrolyte primary processes. Simple to set up, simple to tailor via callouts on the flowsheet, easy to access the stream, and unit results on a speciation basis. With controllers and recycle stream capabilities, this software can and has been used in senior design classes for water-chemistry based processes.
OLI Engine in OLI is proud to partner with AspenTech, AVEVA, Honeywell, KBC KWA, and PSE to offer a joint alliance partner product that accesses the OLI Engine from within Aspen Plus / HYSYS, PRO/II, UniSim Design, Petrosim, SysCAD, or gPROMS.
When other thermodynamic methods will also be useful, the OLI Engine partnered with your flowsheet simulator of choice is an optimal way to address the water chemistry aspect of your system.
Corrosion simulation - OLI Studio: Corrosion Analyzer
This pioneering technology simulates aqueous corrosion due to the chemical attack of the bulk solution in contact with a metal surface. It is sold as an add-on to the Stream Analyzer or ScaleChem software. Included are calculations for Stability diagrams, the thermodynamics of corrosion; Kinetic rate of uniform corrosion, including computer-generated polarization curves; Localized corrosion indicators; Extreme Value Statistics (EVS), a statistical model used to calculate remaining asset life.
Upstream mineral scale prediction OLI Studio: ScaleChem
This comprehensive software was specified by production chemists in Shell, ConocoPhilips, and BP to build best practices into the calculation and prediction of the upstream mineral scale. Features include a good scenario calculation for determining at what temperature/pressures scale is likely to from; the calculation of mixing water to find the effect of mixing two or more disparate waters together (e.g., from waterflood or for fracking) to determine “safe ratios” where no scale will form; a reservoir saturation module that can calculate saturated water from the formation minerals at reservoir conditions; and a facilities calculation that permits simple mixes and separate functions to mimic gathering or disposal systems. Also included is a contour plot feature for visually showing safe and likely-to-scale zones within a matrix of temperature and pressure.
OLI Academic Sponsored Research - University Partners
Pennsylvania State University
Research partner in electrolyte thermodynamics and corrosion electrochemistry
Research partner within the framework of the Critical Materials Institute, with collaboration focused on materials chemistry
University of California - Berkeley
Research partner in corrosion science
University of California - Davis
Research partner within the framework of the Critical Materials Institute, with collaboration focused on solid-state thermodynamics