Global Student Competitions for Simulation Design

March 5, 2013
Honeywell announced the launch of its annual process control design competitions in Asia-Pacific, the Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to recognise the most talented chemical engineering students across the globe.

Honeywell  announced the launch of its annual process control design competitions in Asia-Pacific, the Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to recognise the most talented chemical engineering students across the globe.

Rewarding innovative projects using Honeywell’s UniSim Design simulation software for the process automation industry, winners will receive an expenses-paid trip to their regional Honeywell Users Group Conferences (HUG): HUG Asia-Pacific, being held in Perth, Australia; HUG Americas, taking place in Phoenix, Arizona; and the EMEA event, celebrating its 25th year in Nice, France.

The events provide winning students with an opportunity to present their project, learn more about the process industries, and network with attendees, including potential employers. The sponsoring tutor will also receive the opportunity to attend a training course on cutting-edge technological innovation at one of Honeywell’s world-class automation colleges. The prize covers all travel, accommodation and registration costs for the event.

“It is always encouraging to see so much global talent through these student competitions,” said Bradd Schneider, vice president of global sales for Honeywell Process Solutions. “I’d really encourage students to participate in their region. It’s a great opportunity to showcase your talents and learn more about the industry.”
Last year’s Asia-Pacific competition winner, Tuyen Dinh Quang from Hanoi University of Science and Technology, used the UniSim Design Suite to simulate an important conversion process in petroleum refineries, known as Fluidised Catalytic Cracking (FCC). The simulation was created to optimise plant production and maximise gasoline yield. Tuyen and his teacher presented his winning design to almost 200 industry experts and manufacturing companies at the 2012 Asia-Pacific HUG on the Gold Coast.

Honeywell’s student competition began in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2008, before being introduced to Australia and New Zealand in 2011. In 2012, the ANZ award program was expanded to include entrants from Asia Pacific, and this year a record 103 universities will be eligible to enter on behalf of students.
 
Competition details
All entries must use Honeywell UniSim Design Suite software, available free to professors teaching at students’ universities. It provides an interactive process model that allows engineers to create steady-state and dynamic models and is used extensively for plant design, performance monitoring, troubleshooting, operational improvement, business planning, and asset management around the world.

Entries for Asia Pacific must be submitted through professors lecturing at the student’s university by 31 May.Submissions should include an abstract of approximately 300 words detailing the benefits derived from the design, and a short presentation. Further information, entry requirements for all regions, and details for professors wishing to obtain the UniSim Design software can be found at unisim.studentcompetitions.com.

Sample entries and last year’s competition winners can be found at www.facebook.com/HoneywellStudentEngineers.

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