Virtual Intelligence Platform (VIP)
Every purpose needs a platform.
InnoVent was established by executives with 25+ years of experience in asset operations management, digital solutions, process simulation, data analytics/AI, basic engineering, Front End Engineering Design (FEED), plant performance Improvement and Safety.
Our focus is to provide Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions. Our APM solutions use state of the art technology and an experienced team to address a range of issues focused on improving and maintaining your assets (both physical and human). We help facilitate APM using our proprietary Virtual Intelligence Platform (VIP), coupled with our consulting and implementation services.
InnoVent team is highly-motivated with deep experience in midstream and downstream oil & gas/manufacturing, refining, chemicals, renewable energy (ethanol/biodiesel) and IT/IIOT/Cloud systems.
Virtual Intelligence Platform (VIP)
Every purpose needs a platform.
Manufacturing process industries are continuously seeking ways to improve performance of their operating assets, and find ways to increase productivity and profits. InnoVent’s APM Solutions are geared towards operational excellence and driving that profitability by leveraging digital and emerging technologies via its Virtual Intelligence Platform (VIP).
VIP is proprietary and cloud-based software platform to convert “hard copy” based Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), manuals, and training content to interactive and digital versions, with embedded photos, videos, datasheets, CAD drawings, and eLearning tutorials.
VIP also takes real-time asset information (Control systems, ERP, historians) and provides KPI monitoring dashboards deploying AI/Analytics/simulation to predict equipment and asset performance. Operators can then determine their actions using VIP’s Smart Decision trees for cause and effect analytics, all in a seamless and interactive platform.Read More
Our library of modules includes fundamental courses for engineers and operators including distillation, reactors, unit operations, and process control and instrumentation.
All modules include multiple choice quizzes to grade trainees on their performance with SCORM compliant links to learning management systems (LMS).
Our eLearning courses are cost-effective and enable users to complete training at their own pace with cloud based deployment.Read More
Our Consulting Services
Driving operational excellence using our process industry expertise.
Process Simulation and Process Safety
Process Simulation is a core expertise of InnoVent. Our team has decades of experience in developing high fidelity models using leading simulation software like, Aspen Engineering Suite, ChemCAD, Hysys, Unisim, Petrosim, etc. We develop steady-state and dynamic models for design, optimization and transient analysis.
Coupled with simulation, our safety and risk management services allow clients to meet their safety, health, and environmental (EHS) compliance requirements (PSM, PHA).
Our team can address issues ranging from operational risk, equipment integrity, loading limits or naturally occurring hazards. We use field-proven methods to offer clients practical, holistic risk management systems and solutions. From quantitative and probabilistic software-based risk modeling to qualitative hazard assessment, we can help design an overall risk management strategy.Read More
We provide turnkey engineering, procurement and commissioning solutions, including conceptual design and engineering. By combining our engineering expertise and expertise of our strategic partners (for fabrication and commissioning), InnoVent can provide turnkey systems for chemical plants and renewable energy systems.
Basic & Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) Services
In addition to our conceptual engineering services, we provide Basic Engineering Package/FEED to provide engineering and design inputs to estimate the total installed cost of the plant.
2D/3D Smart Drawings
Our team of experts develop and implement SmartPlant PID, SP3D, and PDMS, CAD 2D/3D modeling services. Update and digitize plant equipment datasheets, maintenance work order systems, CMMS systems.
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At XL Byte, innovation is a way of life. We think, connect and hatch new ideas to build innovative platforms that solve real-world problems. Being visionaries, what we see is our soul in things aiming to develop products that benefit millions.
XL Byte is a team of software addicts, conveniently headquartered in Bangalore (the garden city of India), Karnataka. We are smart and committed and our passion and creativity is unmatched.
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We created CHEMCAD to empower the role of chemical engineers across industry. To enhance their design, analysis, and testing capabilities so they can drive productivity throughout their organizations. Our outstanding technical support engineers make your CHEMCAD experience all the more seamless.
HOUSTON, January 14, 2020 – Viska Ventures, a technology focused investment firm, has acquired InnoVent Process Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (InnoVent) from its owners. InnoVent is a technology and consulting company focused on the fast growing Asset Performance Management (APM) space in the process industries.
Manufacturing process industries are continuously seeking ways to improve performance of their operating assets, and find ways to increase productivity and profits. InnoVent’s APM Solutions are geared towards operational excellence and driving that profitability by taking advantage of digital and emerging technologies via its Virtual Intelligence Platform (VIP). VIP is a proprietary and cloud based software platform to convert “hard copy” based Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), manuals, and training content to interactive and digital SOP’s and Operations checklists, with embedded equipment photos, datasheets, CAD drawings, tutorials and videos.
VIP also takes real time asset information (Control systems, ERP, historians) and provides KPI monitoring dashboards deploying AI/Analytics/simulation to predict equipment and asset performance. Operators can then determine their actions using VIP’s Smart Decision trees for cause and effect analytics, and refer to eLearning tutorials on best practices, all in a seamless and interactive platform. The VIP technology platform is supported by a consulting team with deep expertise in the engineering, oil & gas, refining, petrochemical, pharma, and renewable energy industries.
Vibhu Sharma, Board Chairman of InnoVent commented “This is an exciting deal for us, putting us squarely in the rapidly growing APM space. APM leverages IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things), digital solutions, AI/Data analytics, and monitoring software and systems to get the most out of the operating assets. The InnoVent team brings world class software, process industry expertise and cost effective solutions via the High Value Engineering Center (HVEC) in India.”
InnoVent already serves several chemical and energy companies in North America and India. Innovent will be expanding its footprint in Houston to better serve the North and South American markets. InnoVent India will continue to be led by Gautam Pradhan, who brings over 27 years of experience in the process industries. Gautam was previously Business Development Director at Wood PLC selling simulation software and consulting services and Sr. Principal Business Consultant at AspenTech.
InnoVent offices are based in Houston, Texas, and in Pune, India. Visit our website for more details.
Chemical engineer with over 20 years experience in the oil & gas, chemical, manufacturing industries. Prior to InnoVent, Vibhu was the Vice President of Advanced Applications at Wood PLC, a $10 billion engineering and automation company. Earlier in his career, Vibhu was CEO of Ingenious Inc, a technology and consulting firm, that was later acquired by Wood.
Chemical Engineer with about 27 years of process engineering experience in Oil & Gas, Refinery, Petrochemicals, Ethanol and Terminals, utility and off-site units. Gautam has held senior positions in many reputed companies like Wood Plc, Aspen Tech, Distichemi, Ingenious Inc., Triangle Simulation and Grasim Industries Limited.
Senior Advisor IT
Chemical engineer with deep IT background and over 25 years of experience in developing complex data management systems, custom software applications, mobile apps, and cloud based deployments.
PhD Chemical engineer from MIT with 35 years of experience in process simulation, modeling, asset optimization systems, kinetic models, training programs for refining, petrochemical, chemical and polymer companies.
Al is a Former executive of Schlumberger and ABS Group. Earlier in his career, Al was a Vice President of Booz-Allen & Hamilton and an engineer for Texaco. Al has served on the boards of several technology companies. He holds engineering degrees from Princeton University and the University of Southern California, and an MBA from Northwestern University.
Chemical Engineer with over 35 years of experience in refining and petrochemical plants. Previously Executive Director at Indian Oil (IOCL), $90 billion national oil company. Experience in implementing capital projects, engineering systems, project management, energy optimization, hydrocracker, crude and vacuum units, FCC, gas processing plants, and advisory services.
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Digital SOP's and Manuals
Our platform provides digital secure repository for Manuals, SOP’s and Media Files which can be accessed from anywhere.
Our industry experts perform comprehensive review of content, conduct site interviews for knowledge capture with experienced operators and experts, and updated SOP (Procedures), and Operations documents.
We create an interactive digital document using videos, equipment images, safety reviews, engineering drawings etc.
Adapt SOP to digital Operations checklists to ensure operators are following key steps to avoid unplanned shutdown and off-spec production.
Real-Time KPI Dashboard
Identify, create and capture your Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and present visual metrics and Dashboards. These KPI’s can be captured in real-time or using historical data from control systems, data historians and rendered as drill down dashboards from executive level to equipment performance.
VIP provides KPI Dashboards, which can have reports on Production, Sales, Performance, Efficiency of the equipments and resources involved in the operations. Analysis of data helps the organization to arrest revenue leakage in various departments and improve efficiency.
Smart Decision Tree
Knowledge capture using Smart Decision Trees. Capture what-if and cause and effect plans help to make smart decisions.
Our library of modules includes fundamental courses for engineers and operators including distillation, reactors, unit operations and Process equipment like - Pumps, Compressors, Heat Exchangers, Process Vessels, Valves.We provide process control and instrumentation. All modules include multiple choice quizzes to grade trainees on their performance with SCORM compliant links to learning management systems (LMS). Our eLearning courses are cost-effective and enable users to complete training at their own pace with cloud based deployment.
Process Simulation and Process Safety
Process Simulation is one of the core expertise of InnoVent. We have decades of experience in developing high fidelity models for diversified industries and applications using leading commercial simulation software – Aspen Engineering Suite, Chemcad, Hysys, Unisim, Petrosim etc. We develop steady state, unsteady state and dynamic simulation model for a specific plant area or for entire plant.
Modelling and Simulation have become a core part of design, optimization and operations of complex manufacturing facilities. Substantial R&D efforts are being made for developing and commercializing sophisticated computer software tools that are used for fast, accurate and optimized process designs, project cost estimation and plant operations. Developing and validating process simulation models requires experience and expertise.
Process simulation models are used for a variety of applications. For new projects, simulation models are used to generate heat and material balance, equipment sizing, design optimization, evaluating alternative technologies/process schemes and economic feasibility studies. Dynamic simulation models are used for control system design/validation and for operator training. For batch processes, simulation studies are done to optimize batch sizes, batch cycle time, operation steps for batch distillation and batch reactors.
For existing plants simulation studies are done to diagnose and rectify product quality issues, enhance capacity, improve energy efficiency and reduce off-spec products.
InnoVent has in-depth experience in developing and validating process models for variety of processes. Some of our core areas of expertise are:
Steady-State and Dynamic Models of Refinery Separation Processes: Crude Distillation, Vacuum Distillation, Naphtha Stabilizers, FCC Main Fractionator, Coker Columns etc.
Steady-State and Dynamic Simulation Models for Refinery Treatment Process: Amine Treatment, Sour Water Strippers, Caustic Towers etc.
Steady State Simulation Models for Refinery Reactors : These include FCC, CCR, DCU, NHT, DHT, HCU, ISOM, ALKYLATION using Aspen Hysys Petroleum refining (RefSYS). We build, calibrate and validate the process models of these units which in turn are used to optimize the units, predict yields and qualities of products with respect to changes in feed stock quality. The models are also used for generating input (delta vectors) for planning models (PIMS) enhancement and updates.
Rigorous Dynamic Simulation Models for Compressors: InnoVent team has detailed experience of developing rigorous dynamic simulation model for compressor performance analysis including anti-surge control validation, hot/cold bypass requirement, motor thermal limit check. We use first principles rigorous torque balance models to analyze the performance of compressors units during normal operation, turn down operation, emergency shut down, start-up, normal shutdown and other operational scenarios and propose appropriate modification to prevent the compressor from falling into surge and for safe operations.
Rigorous Simulation Models for Batch Reactor/Batch Distillation/Batch Processes: We undertake simulation of batch processes including batch reactors and batch distillation units to optimize designs and operations. For batch reactors, we apply first principles (Arrhenius, Hinshelwood-Langmuir, Fermentation/Biochemical & Catalyst Activity) reaction kinetic models to regress model parameters using variety of experimental data and simulate reactors with various heat transfer arrangement (Jackets, Internal Coil, Limped Coils) and agitations/mixing using variety of impellers geometries. This systematic approach helps in optimized design, maximized yield, minimized batch time and reduce off-spec/undesired side products with better process visibility, shorter product development cycle and faster process development.
Besides the above, we have the capability to build, calibrate and validate process models for virtually all process plants – be it Cement, Steel, Fertilizers, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Polymers, Petrochemicals, Ethanol, Distilleries, Natural Gas, Paper & Pulp, Mining & Metal Industries, Power Generation Plants, Water Treatment and Waste Management facilities. The models we develop not only provide the basis of design, it also provides reliable information and input for equipment selection and sizing, cost estimation, effluent generation & mitigation, control & safety system design and play the pivotal role at all stage of project life cycle – basic engineering, detailed engineering, construction, commissioning and operation.
Our approach to plant performance improvement/revamp/modification/optimization is based on a systematic study through rigorous process simulation, model validation & equipment performance rating. Typical steps involve:
Our approach is based on very detailed engineering analysis and without leaving any loop holes, without compromising on plant safety and any quality constraints. As a result, we have very high rate of success. Many times, the cost of our services including cost of implementation pays back in weeks!
Safety & Risk Management Services
InnoVent’s safety and risk management services allow our clients to meet their safety, health, and environmental compliance. We have the experience to address issues ranging from operational risk, equipment integrity, loading limits or naturally occurring hazards. Our engineers use field-proven methods to offer clients practical, holistic risk management systems and solutions. From quantitative and probabilistic software-based risk modeling to qualitative hazard assessment, we can help you design an overall risk management strategy.
Some of the safety management services offered by InnoVent Includes:
We provide turnkey engineering, procurement and commissioning solutions, by combining our engineering expertise and our strategic partner capabilities. Innovent executes complete plant commissioning ranging from small plant modifications to complete construction of process plants.
Basic & Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) Services
The main objective of the Basic Engineering Package/FEED is to provide engineering and design inputs to estimate the total installed cost of the plant. The project cost and cost overrun is sensitive to the engineering effort and hence it is important to deliberate and invest time optimally during the basic engineering stage of a project to avoid cost overruns and sub-optimal design.
InnoVent can deliver the following engineering documents under Basic and FEED package
From the conceptual design of a facility to the integration of process controls and utilities, we have the resources and experience to ensure to complete the project successfully on time in budget. InnoVent can develop cost-effective solutions for clients.
Utility system design & water management: We have the capability to design utility distribution network (Steam, Cooling Water, Thermic Fluids, Fuel gas, Chilled Water, Instrument Air, Nitrogen, etc.). We undertake detailed studies of water management, effluent treatment and water recycle scheme to minimize water consumption.
Thermal design of heat exchanger: We have in-depth experience in providing vibration free thermal design of shell & tube heat exchangers (Sensible Exchangers, Condensers, Reboilers, Evaporators, batch heating, and cooling systems) using TEMA, ASME, DIN and British Standards, Air Coolers & Double pipe heat exchangers.
Distillation and separation system design: InnoVent offers specialized services for design and optimization of separation schemes including distillation, liquid-liquid extraction and pressure swing adsorption. We have hands-on experience in azeotropic, extractive and reactive distillation schemes for separation of most complex liquid mixtures.
2D/3D Smart Drawings
Our team of experts, develop and implement SmartPlant PID, SP3D, and PDMS, CAD 2D/3D modeling services, Update and digitize plant equipment datasheets, maintenance work order systems, CMMS systems.