Beck, R.

Aspen Technology Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts

The EPC executive’s challenge and opportunity: Navigating the sustainability shift in capital projects

Beck, R., Aspen Technology Inc.

According to an industry report published by McKinsey and Co., accelerating the decarbonization of the U.S. economy to achieve net-zero targets by 2050 will require approximately $275 T of cumulative capital spending over the next 30 yr.1

Executive Viewpoint: A vision for the refinery of 2030

Beck, R., Aspen Technology Inc.

The refining business needs to change dramatically over the next decade.

Innovative modeling of heavy crudes provides competitive advantages

Beck, R., Ajikutira, D., Ye, V., Aspen Technology Inc.; Rumyantseva, I., Aspen Technology

The increase in heavy crude production, together with the diversity of heavy crude characteristics and sources, leads to technical challenges in accurately predicting production and refining process performance.

Enhance refinery profitability with modeling innovations

Beck, R., Ajikutira, D., Herrmann, L., Ye, V., Aspen Technology Inc.

Several improvements are on the horizon, which will add powerful optimization capabilities into the process modeler’s simulation work space in areas like heat integration, column optimization and economics.

How do HPI innovations and best practices transform process engineering?

Dhole, V., Aspen Technology; Beck, R., Aspen Technology Inc.

The cross-discipline integration of modeling and analysis tools can help select the best design options and ensure the safe and profitable operation of process plants.

Improve decision-making for LNG projects via an integrated technology

Beck, R., Aspen Technology Inc.

This approach to modeling and economics cuts through the complexity of project capital investment