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Optimized Gas Treating Inc. (OGT) and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) have announced that modules for UCARSOLTM chemical solvents are now available in ProTreat® process simulation software.

As such, users of OGT’s ProTreat software can now gain access to a number of UCARSOL solvents from Dow with a special software key.

Ajay Badhwar, Global Market Manager for The Dow Chemical Company, said: "Incorporating UCARSOL solvents into ProTreat is a significant milestone […] This is the first time that UCARSOL solvents have been made accessible in a commercially available process simulator. Dow has historically performed design simulations for customers, free of charge, using our proprietary in-house platform. In response to customer requests for rapid turnaround of simulations, we have now developed the abiIity for customers to do the simulations themselves."

Ralph Weiland, President, OGT, added: “We have worked with Dow over the past year to incorporate UCARSOL solvents into ProTreat. ProTreat license holders can contact OGT for access to the products."

Previously, customers had to request designs for acid gas removal using UCARSOL solvents directly from Dow. Dow confirmed that it wiII continue to provide these designs for customers. However, due to the rapid pace of new projects brought on by shale gas development, particularly in North America, there was a need to allow customers to generate their own designs. Dow will check customer UCARSOL designs and provide the final  design, if desired.

The release of these UCARSOL solvents in ProTreat marks the first step in an ongoing collaboration with OGT. Dow offers many products that can be incorporated into ProTreat in the future, including additional UCARSOL products, DOWTHERMTM heat transfer fluids and NORKOOL DESITHERMTM for dehydration.

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