Tank Farm from Excel. A Tank Farm modeling utility is available for dynamically creating Emission Master files from monthly, quarterly, or yearly tank farm production records. Tank farm production records are maintained in an Excel file. Emission Master reads the Excel data and then creates individual storage tank modeling activities as needed. This is an excellent way for managing monthly tank farm data for fresh or waste solvent storage tanks.
To use the Tank Farm Modeling Utility, the user creates an Excel file that contains the tank farm data. From Emission Master, the user selects the Tank Farm Import Utility from the Utilities menu and then selects the Excel file that contains the data for processing. When processing has been completed, an Emission Master file will be created that contains all of the storage tank records from the original Excel file. The completed Emission Master file can be saved and imported into Emissions Accountant. See Tutorials.
Control Device Analysis. A powerful new utility that have been developed called the Control Device Breakdown Malfunction Abnormality Report. This new utility can analyze one or more processes that were running at the time when a common control device experienced an outage. Emission Master creates a comprehensive report regarding the emissions that were released to the atmosphere during the outage period.
From Emission Master the user selects the Emission Master processes that were operating in the factory during the control device outage. Once all of the effected processes have been selected and the steps highlighted, Emission Master runs the complete emissions analysis and shows the emissions that would have occurred if the control device had been operating normally, if the control device had been down, and the difference between the two conditions. See Tutorials.
This report can be used in support of the IL AER Malfunction Break Down Report.
Process Gant View. The Gant View is a window that graphically shows how process equipment is used within the process being modeled. This window has been enhanced so that vessels are shown in the order that they appear in the process being modeled. Other improvements were made in the way that the data can be copied and pasted to other Office (Word & PowerPoint) applications.
Chemical Import & Export. Emission Master contains a chemical database as part of the normal program. Chemical records can now be exported from one Emission Master database and imported to a second Emission Master database.
Vessel Inspector Window. When modeling complex processes that require several vessels and many activities, it is easy to loose track of the batch contents in different vessels. The Vessel Visualization Window was developed to quickly provide the user a graphical picture of the contents of all vessels in process. The contents of each vessel is shown consisting of vertical rectangular boxes to represent the different compounds and horizontal boxes to represent the different phases (aqueous, non-aqueous, and solids) that might be present in the vessel. Selecting different activities in the process will result in the Vessel Visualization Window to display only the vessel contents at the selected activity. Double clicking on the contents graphics will cause a secondary window to appear to display much more detail composition information.
External File. Link Create links to external files that contain additional information about the process being modeled. Once external files have been referenced then the user may simply open the document using its associated program application. Any MS Office (or similar file) may be referenced as long as it has an associated application. For example, the user could reference a Word document that contains the batch sheet operating instructions or an Excel file that contains material balance data.
Database Security. Database records can be managed by a database administer and maybe locked from further changes or made public so that changes may be made. Any record contained in the Chemical, Equipment, or Control Devices database may be independently managed.
File Merge. Merge Emission Master recipe files. This new recipe merge feature can assist in combining smaller emission master files that were created separately or enable the modeler to insert repeated standard process operations.
Advanced Search. Comprehensive search for locating database and activity records. This feature is accessed using the left mouse click.
Archive Process Files. Emission Master recipe files may be saved along with the original chemical and equipment database records that were used during modeling. These files may then be reloaded at a later date using the original data records. This feature enables one to achieve key process models for future reference.