Our new Workbench user interface is an all-around update to the ProTRAX software, giving you a smarter, streamlined user interface designed to improve simulator usability. Designed for intuitive use, the interface puts an emphasis on making information accessible and easy to manipulate. Specially built with remote work in mind, the Workbench allows multi-user access to a simulator, granting access from the worksite and from as many remote sites as needed.
The Status Window is the primary interface for the simulator tools. The Simulator Explorer bar, docked on the left of the window, allows you to easily select, load, and run your initial conditions, monitor simulation status, and access relevant schematics, tools, and data from one location.
The improved setup and execution windows for initial conditions, snapshots, and malfunctions simplify operation of the simulator functions.
Instructors can execute repeatable training exercises for multiple students, while pre-configured exercises encourage an instructor to concentrate on training a student, not manipulating the software. ProTRAX automatically saves lesson results, creating a consistent evaluation platform for all students.
The Point Browser offers a quick, easy way to find and edit variables in the system. Users can skim variable names in all models, and can use fuzzy or wildcard searches. Open and modify the points within the browser, and watch the changes happen in real-time.
ProTRAX provides the ability to fail any piece of equipment — including pumps, fans, heat exchangers, valves, etc. — or control element. Instructors can choose from standard failure modes for any component, or create an unlimited number of additional malfunctions.
Trend any variable in the system with simple drag-and-drop features.
Graphical Model Configuration and Parameterization (GCPARM) allows a user to quickly and easily build customized schematics by choosing drag-and-drop ProTRAX modules. Enter the specific data for each component (such as volumes, dimensions, geometric arrangements, or design performance curves), and GCPARM will generate process models directly from these schematics.
The ProTRAX system is divided into distinct module libraries, designated by scope or application.
--Gas and oil components
--Simplified electrical components
Balance of Plant (provided with base software) contains:
--Feedwater train components
--Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) boiler components
Combined Cycle contains:
--Gas turbine components
--AC and DC components
--Power distribution components
--Pollution control equipment, including FGD and SCR
--Flowstream compositions for approximately 25 mixtures for various applications, including carbon capture, gasification, pulp and paper, wastewater, sulfuric acid, etc.
Contact TRAX for more detailed information about modules available in these libraries.
The ProTRAX Simulation System is designed to allow engineers who are familiar with plant processes and equipment to develop high-quality, high-fidelity models with ease and efficiency. Our supplementary tools and features surround the core software and aid in this development and use.