STS SBE UISC : SuperPro Software Training
By Hafidz Alif Felyansyah
SuperPro Software Training is an event organized by the SBE UISC Training and Competition Division in collaboration with Science and Technology IMTK FTUI. This event is integrated with the IMTK FTUI Science and Technology work program, in the form of the Software Training Series (STS), along with three other training software series carried out by Faculty of Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department organizations. “This event was held to meet the interest of chemical engineering department students and the general public who want to learn more about SuperPro because this software will be useful in courses in the chemical engineering department”, according to Angelita, SBE UISC Training and Competition Staff.
This event has been held on August 5, 2022 via zoom platform from 13.00 - 17.30 WIB. The speakers for this event are Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ir. Misri Gozan, M.Tech., IPU, ASEAN.Eng. who is a professor in chemical and bioprocess engineering at Faculty of Engineering in Universitas Indonesia. The training was divided into two sessions, the first session was a discussion of the definition of simulation, the purpose of using simulation, components in software, and examples of software application; and the second session was about software use case studies. In each discussion, there are several question given by the event participants.
In the first session, it was initially explained that SuperPro is a software that aims to perform simulations. The simulation in question is related to efforts to conduct experiments, predictions, analysis, optimization, and interpretation of each process that you want to run, including the performance of the process. This simulation will also be related to economic studies in factory design and reports can be made. In this case, SuperPro was also chosen because it supports the utility system (can be related to water and electricity), labor requirements, impact on the environment, analysis of working hours, and others. SuperPro is commonly used to perform simulations in the food industry, food sterilization, and other bioprocess industries with a process chain level (such as temperature) that is not too high.
Furthermore, in the second session, the SuperPro use case study was discussed. In this case, a glucose factory will be made from pineapple waste. Initially, an analysis of the mass and energy balance system was carried out in the case. Next, the tools for the process, in the form of grinding, vessel, and centrifugation are entered on the worksheet. The composition of the pineapple waste and other materials as well as the composition of the resulting product is then added according to the equipment. Then, the composition of the ingredients of each is arranged in such a way that the process can be run and the economic report can be profitable.
In the Q&A session, there were several questions submitted by the event participants. “How to simulate the head exchanger network for heat integration in SuperPro?” Ainul Yaqin asked Prof. Misri. "For heat integration, it can be done in SuperPro, but with a temperature that is not too high", answered Prof. Misri. The next question came from Ahmad Muflihul Azmi who asked about SuperPro's ability to make P&ID and Hazop. According to Prof. Misri, to make Hazop can't be done by SuperPro. Then, for P&ID it seems that there is no need for simulation because it is not needed. Currently, the data for the P&ID reactor is already available on the internet at a calculated cost.
From this event, we hope chemical engineering students will motivate more to learn process engineering software for their needs in college life.