ConcepSys CHEMCAD Integration

HOUSTON, TX (April 20, 2009) - Chemstations, Inc., makers of the CHEMCAD suite of chemical process simulation software, today announced the compatibility of CHEMCAD simulations with ConcepSys, a powerful front-end process design tool.

ConcepSys Description

ConcepSys is a ground-breaking new early front-end design tool that allows for rapid development and evaluation of capital project options in the process industry. It integrates flowsheet development, preliminary equipment sizing, 3D layout, automated engineering, factored cost estimation, and design document generation. The simple yet powerful interface dramatically increases engineering productivity during project front-end design. Both operating and engineering companies can achieve up to a 50% reduction in their project development costs via ConcepSys.

ConcepSys in Operating Companies

Owner company engineers can rapidly evaluate multiple project ideas in hours instead of days. Companies with limited or overextended in-house engineering resources can use ConcepSys for better capital allocation and early funding decisions. Easy import of existing flowsheets and plot plans, regardless of native file formats, enables companies to rapidly evaluate more improvement ideas in existing facilities. As large project spending is reduced, operating companies can better allocate sustaining capital spending by using ConcepSys.

ConcepSys in Engineering Companies

ConcepSys enables engineering companies to get engaged early even in limited client budget situations during the project development phase. Engineering companies use ConcepSys to create a low cost, high value service for assisting with early project estimates for capital allocation. Better productivity helps ConcepSys customers companies differentiate themselves as preferred suppliers to their clients.

ConcepSys Features

  • Rapid development of multiple design options and what-if scenarios.

  • Relevant documents updated instantaneously after any design changes.

  • Automated engineering calculations eliminate time spent on low value tasks.

  • Automatic consistency checks of design parameters across multiple documents.

  • Intuitive user interface accessible over the web.

  • Continuously updated cost estimates using an industry accepted price database.

Benefit to CHEMCAD Users

CHEMCAD simulations can be easily imported into ConcepSys to continue the project development work. Equipment and thermodynamic properties modeled in CHEMCAD simulations are used as the basis for preliminary equipment sizing and 3D layout in ConcepSys. ConcepSys provides a 3D visualization of CHEMCAD simulation and allows generation of equipment process data sheets, line lists, equipment lists, drawings, and cost estimates needed for a complete process design package. The link between CHEMCAD and ConcepSys eliminates errors caused by manual transfer of data from simulation into preliminary engineering tools. CHEMCAD users can now develop a simulation as well as preliminary design documents and factored cost estimates in a smooth  and highly productive engineering workflow.

AIChE Spring Meeting Demonstration

Chemstations and ConcepSys Solutions will be demonstrating the productivity gains possible with the CHEMCAD/ConcepSys integrated process design workflow at the Chemstations booth during the AIChE 2009 Spring Meeting in Tampa, Florida.


About ConcepSys Solutions LLC

ConcepSys Solutions is a software provider for front-end project design of process industry projects. Based in Houston, Texas, ConcepSys is working with industry consortiums such as Process Industry Practices (PIP), as well as innovative simulation software vendors such as Chemstations, to reduce engineering inefficiencies due to information silos prevalent in capital project engineering.


About Chemstations, Inc.

Chemstations, Inc. is a worldwide leader in process simulation software, supplying the process industries and associated fields. Chemstations offers the CHEMCAD suite, several individually licensed and tightly integrated technologies, to increase the productivity and profitability of the chemical engineer's tasks. CHEMCAD is actively used by more than 800 organizations around the world. For more information, see our web site,, or call 800-CHEMCAD (243-6223).


Contact information

Chemstations, Inc.
Steve Brown
Fax 713-978-7727

ConcepSys Solutions LLC
Adnan Siddiqui