Optimize design and operations

Transforming industrial environments using OLI's deep chemistry insights

OLI process simulation software can be used to optimize CO2 capture, transportation and storage processes, ensuring reliable, operational efficiency. Recent additions to the chemistry within the OLI database allows users to design processes for industrial decarbonization, model CCUS technologies and simulate CO2 impurities, resulting in tailored solutions for efficient carbon capture. OLI solutions provide innovations in corrosion mitigation for optimized CO2 storage and transportation infrastructure and are advancing sustainable decarbonization in industrial environments. All backed by our experts comprehensive knowledge of carbon capture technology, including CCS pipeline design.


The critical role of chemistry-driven insights, from capture to storage.

Water chemistry-based insights are crucial for optimizing the design and troubleshooting of CO2 capture processes. The safe and reliable transportation and storage of CO2 demands a deep understanding of chemistry to uphold asset integrity and ensure safe operation. Efficient operation of electrolyzers for hydrogen production relies on chemistry insights, while sub-surface hydrogen storage necessitates corrosion expertise for maintaining integrity.

Corrosion prediction

OLI's software accurately predicts general, localized and pitting corrosion across a broad range of operating conditions and alloy compositions. OLI has developed new capabilities to accurately predict corrosion due to impurities in dense-phase CO2 to extend the useful life of carbon steel pipelines and containers.

Process simulation

OLI's software can accurately model energy, mass and species balance for complex chemical processes that are dominated by electrolyte and water chemistry behavior. These models can be used to optimize the design and operations performance of CO2 capture and hydrogen production.

Materials selection

Optimal materials selection addresses the trade-offs between cost, performance and asset reliability and is critical for decarbonization and the hydrogen transition from traditional fossil fuel-based energy systems. OLI software and expertise can provide guidance to choose the most suitable materials that can withstand harsh environments and maintain their integrity over time.

Asset integrity and monitoring

OLI delivers predictive insights that predict mineral scaling, corrosion and process conditions that can be used to develop Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs) that provide reliable and safe operating envelopes to mitigate risk and enhance performance. OLI's insights can also be used to specify safe impurity levels for CO2 and H2 emitters.

Water and wastewater treatment

OLI's technology enables clean hydrogen producers to design ultrapure water treatment systems that will increase the operations efficiency of hydrogen production. OLI can also enhance the quality of water and wastewater treatment systems in the secondary processes and systems in CCUS and hydrogen production.

Mineral scaling

Accurately predict the formation of mineral scales as well as scale inhibition that can be used to optimize chemical treatment programs. This capability can also enhance the performance of electrolyzers and secondary equipment like heat exchangers, boilers and evaporators that are susceptible to scaling and fouling.

Managing global carbon emissions

Accelerating commercial CCUS

OLI is a member of the PCOR Partnership. Members focus on making safe, practical carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) projects a reality. The PCOR Partnership was established in 2003. Currently, the PCOR Partnership covers a region that includes ten states (Alaska, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming) and four Canadian provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan).

The PCOR Partnership has over 200 public and private sector stakeholders. PCOR Partnership members collaborate to assess opportunities for carbon storage and work to resolve technical, regulatory, and environmental barriers to storing carbon dioxide. Members of the group provide data, guidance, and practical experience. The PCOR Partnership and its members have also worked with policy makers and the public to help them better understand the opportunities, strategies, challenges, and benefits of carbon management.

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OLI Cloud Apps

Maximizing capacity of CO2 transportation networks

Through close collaboration with industry leaders, OLI has undertaken extensive research initiatives to gain insights into the chemical behavior involved in CO2 transportation. This research has enabled OLI to develop a powerful Cloud App that serves as a valuable component in achieving carbon capture goals.

OLI understands that pipeline operators face the challenge of maximizing asset utilization and profitability while protecting their networks from corrosive damage. The behavior of impurities in dense phase CO2 transportation is complex and unpredictable, forcing operators to make tough choices between conservative but sub-optimal conditions or risking pipeline failure.

To address this, OLI has conducted extensive thermodynamic studies on impurities like H2S, NOx, SOx, and H2O in CO2 pipelines. They have developed state-of-the-art models to accurately predict corrosive phases or solid formations.

The CO2 Transportation Cloud App empowers users to make data-driven decisions, reduce risk, maintain safe conditions, and maximize asset utilization for CO2 transportation.

The app democratizes predictive models based on first principles, providing a user-friendly experience that helps organizations understand how conditions impact operations and optimize CO2 transportation.

Optimizing CO2 transportation parameters

The CO2 Transportation Cloud App enables users to establish expanded ranges of design and operating parameters. It assists in achieving an optimal balance between cost, capacity and pipeline life when designing transportation networks for assets. The prevailing conservative design limits typically employed tend to inflate overall costs and limit the ability to accommodate a higher volume of loads from operators. These conservative limits are often chosen to err on the side of caution. However, the Cloud App utilizes advanced chemistry and reliable first-principle simulations to facilitate the easy determination of trial-and-error limits, thereby enhancing efficiency and accuracy.

CCUS system health monitoring

Process engineers can now effortlessly monitor and predict corrosion issues in pipelines without the burden of complex software. The OLI CO2 Transportation App offers the capability to run scenarios that expand the range of contaminant levels, enabling higher acceptance rates. This empowers engineers to ensure the optimal periormance and longevity of their systems with ease and efficiency.