02 December 2019

Neste Engineering Solutions updates its NAPCON product family

Neste Corporation, News, 2 December 2019 at 10 a.m. (EET)

Neste Engineering Solutions has published a new 8.5 version of its NAPCON software. The renewed version has new software features in all NAPCON product categories: Train, Improve and Understand. In addition, the release also has improved games and new products such as the Lite Operator Training.

‘“With our new NAPCON Solutions 8.5 software versions, customer experience will be even better than before. In addition, the new 8.5 version will help to improve the knowhow and competencies of our customers’ operators,“ says Jyri Lindholm, Head of Product Management, NAPCON. "We have a deep understanding of digitalization in the process industry and as a trusted partner, we want to help our customers’ on their digitalization journey and get more out from their processes.”

All three product categories, Train, Improve and Understand, have been updated as follows:

Train category: the most complete ever

The NAPCON Train category covers the whole learning path for process operators and engineers. This category has major updates in the NAPCON Simulator (Operator Training Simulator) as well as NAPCON Games. For example, the NAPCON Simulator has launched its first cloud training simulator further strengthening its flexibility and availability. The NAPCON Games portfolio has gained new Heat Transfer, Condensation and Boiling Games alongside the existing Distillation and Furnace Games. All games now include several new tutorials as well as different difficulty level missions.

Improve category: enhanced user experience

The NAPCON Improve category includes a production optimization solution, NAPCON Controller, and a plant-wide optimization solution, NAPCON Optimizer. They are platform independent optimization packages. The new release enhances the user experience both for engineers configuring and maintaining optimization application as well as for process operators utilizing the digital optimization tools around the clock.

Understand category: vendor independent solutions

The NAPCON Informer’s new cloud connectivity unites NAPCON Informer data management to most prevalent cloud vendor’s (Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform) environments. The Improved Information manager, trend visualizations as well as user management and authentication make on-site usage easy and productive. In addition, the NAPCON Analytics has now solid packages for KPI Dashboards, Industrial Reporting and Advanced Process Calculations. For example, the new KPI Dashboards enable fact-based real time operational decision-making for process operators and plant management. Together with new Industrial Reporting, it is all that is needed for forming exact plant situational awareness.

Together with the new version 8.5, NAPCON is introducing its services in the category brochures. NAPCON Services consist of lifecycle service model which stretches from performance consulting to maintenance services.

More information on the new features of NAPCON products can be found on www.napconsuite.com.

More information: Frejborg Andreas, Head of Customer Relations, NAPCON. Please contact Neste’s media service, tel. +358 50 458 5076 / media@neste.com (weekdays from 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. EET).

NAPCON in brief

NAPCON developed by Neste Engineering Solutions offers you a wide range of advanced process automation solutions to enhance your production. The dedicated solutions based on extensive process know-how and modern software engineering fulfil your needs in the areas of Production Optimization, Quality Optimization, Safety, Logistics, Business Optimization, Environment and Big Data. NAPCON offers innovative solutions to train operators with simulators and games. www.napconsuite.com

Neste Engineering Solutions in brief

Neste Engineering Solutions offers engineering, procurement, construction and project management services for the Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals and Bio-industries. Our NAPCON products enhance process industry production optimization, quality and logistics, as well as operator training with simulators and games. We work in close cooperation with our strategic customers and have world-class know-how in technology development and industrial investment projects. In addition to our head office in Porvoo, Finland, we operate in national and international Neste locations such as Naantali, Singapore and Rotterdam, as well as in selected project sites. Neste Engineering Solutions employs over 800 engineering professionals globally. Read more: neste.com/engineeringsolutions, napconsuite.com

Neste in brief

Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates sustainable solutions for transport, business, and consumer needs. Our wide range of renewable products enable our customers to reduce climate emissions. We are the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, introducing renewable solutions also to the aviation and plastics industries. We are also a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products. We want to be a reliable partner with widely valued expertise, research, and sustainable operations. In 2018, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 14.9 billion. In 2019, Neste placed 3rd on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world. Read more: neste.com

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