A programme of market research has been agreed to further improve the functionality of the PPDS software system, an innovative suite of fluid properties software packages and databases.
“We are extending our programme of engagement to meet with customers and potential customers that don’t currently used the PPDS systems,” says PPDS Section Leader, Konrad Kuczynski. “Our aim is to find out what they require from the system.”
Konrad is meeting with representatives of a wide range of companies, primarily in the oil and gas sector, both in the UK and overseas.
“Some of the companies we are talking to don’t know about the system’s full functionality,” Konrad explains. “Others bring us new challenges for the system, which we aim to solve.”
Among the enhancements that are being put in place are updates to the system’s Pure Components databank and addition of new petroleum fractions and new functionalities for the upstream oil market. Also planned are improvements to the system’s Windows 10 interface, its SQL server module and its intranet server functionality. These will ensure that calculations are robust when carried out current operating systems.
“We are also creating a new library for 64-bit applications,” Konrad explains, “and we are making upgrades that will enable clients to use data from new Design Institute for Physical Properties (DIPPR) databases. These upgrades will enable clients to use a single PPDS interface while receiving physical property calculation data from PPDS, DIPPR, and their own databanks.”
The TUV SUD NEL PPDS system is currently used by many leading companies to determine the physical properties of fluids. The PPDS suite of software packages and databases draws on more than 30 years of fluid physical properties research and lab testing. Regularly updated and enhanced, it provides quality-assured physical properties of fluid data (numeric values with associated uncertainties) on more than 1,500 chemicals for a wide range of process engineering applications.
For more information, contact Konrad Kuczynski.