It is designed as an off-line tool supporting energy management studies that require massive amount of data and complex mathematical/statistical functions.
The main purpose of the Crystal Industry software was to study the behavior of the plant in operational conditions that are different from the current conditions (either due to the application of new management rules or the presence of new assets). In practice, two different types of studies can be performed, either management strategy studies or investment studies.
Here are the key features of Crystal Industry:
- Industrial system is modeled and calibrated against actual historical data.
- Missing or corrupted data are handled automatically
Powerful optimization engine:
- Computation of optimized strategies respects numerous actual technical constraints (efficiency curves, start-up costs,etc.)
Easy implementation of custom strategies:
- Custom strategies can be designed and simulated by the user. Overall economic and environmental impact of different strategies can be easily compared