SOAPPCT Version 5.0 Ready for November Release
Powerful Tool Integrates Technical and Financial Decision Making
CHICAGO, IL SOAPP, L.L.C., developer of the award-winning SOAPP ® family of
products, is in the final stage of testing Version 5.0 of SOAPP ® CT, integrated
conceptual design, costing and financial analysis of gas turbine-based power plants, with
scheduled release of November. As the premier power project development software,
CT breaks new ground with version 5.0 by reflecting the current state of deregulating
New Features in Version 5.0 include:
- 17 new gas turbine models, making the total 83.
- Updated performance and emissions data, based on manufacturers' input.
- Updated capital cost models and commodity estimates, including all balance of plant
equipment, based on recent data from actual projects, commodity indices, and market
- New user input options for defining the plant duty cycle or specifying fixed and
O&M costs support increased O&M cost sensitivity.
- Updated project schedule models, reflecting today's project development schedules.
- Support for multiple steam turbine extraction flows, each at different pressure levels
and each with independent payment values for steam sales. Independent payment values
may also be specified for each HRSG pressure level export.
- Added flexibility to specify percentage of each export flow to be returned to the
water/steam cycle. "Hot" process returns will be used for condensate preheating.
Condensate polishing will be used to treat process returns before reintroduction into the
- An additional cycle configuration, supporting use of both a vacuum deaerator and an
condenser in a combined cycle. The combustion turbine inlet air cooler may be
taken off-line in the performance calculation, yet still be accounted for in the capital
The evaporative cooler effectiveness (efficiency) is now a user input.
- Separate interest rates may be specified for the construction loan and the
- An option to specify either a duct burner outlet temperature or a main steam flow
rate, increasing user control over cycle design. Additional improvements to system
performance solution convergence algorithms will assure consistent trending when
optimizing combined cycles and cogeneration cycles using duct burners.
- Display of additional combustion turbine information in the Unit Input Data Set CT
selection list. This additional information includes the source and date of the
used to create the performance and emission models for each CT and other information
pertinent to your selection of a specific CT for your project design.
- Additional sparing options for boiler feed pumps, condensate pumps, and circulating
water pumps provide additional design flexibility for combined cycle plants.
- A new input, cycles of concentration, providing additional flexibility in controlling
circulating water makeup requirements.
- Expanded allowable range for natural gas source pressure, supporting lower pressures
and larger fuel gas compressors.
- Additional output parameters, facilitating review of cycle design and performance.
- And more, such as improved LAN installation, multi-user support, enhanced
WorkStation validation routines.
In a separate news release,
SOAPP has announced its name change from SEPRIL, L.L.C, in conjunction with a strengthened
affiliation with EPRI. Earlier this summer, EPRI, the science and technology development
organization for the power industry, acquired Sargent & Lundys interest in
SEPRIL. SEPRIL was founded in June 1994 as SEPRIL Services, L.L.C., with ownership split
equally between EPRI and Sargent & Lundy. EPRIs increased interest in our
company strengthens our connection to the technology innovators of the electric industry,
and broadens opportunities to provide the latest in technology that can make a real
difference in todays competitive market, said Dale Sopocy, Principal of SOAPP,
L.L.C. This development strengthens our commitment to our customers to deliver world
class products and services and will facilitate faster growth, building upon our proven
team to keep pace with our customers evolving needs.
SOAPP provides leading edge power
generation technology products and services focused on establishing a competitive edge in
the rapidly evolving energy industry. SOAPP develops and markets the award-winning SOAPP
family of software products and consults with clients around the world to identify and
evaluate strategies, evaluate new power generation and repowering alternatives, and
provide risk mitigation for applying advanced competitive technologies.
Headquartered in Chicago, SOAPP has a branch office in Palo Alto, California and sales
offices in Brazil, India, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
For more information on SOAPP-CT WorkStation v5.0, call 1.312.845.2222, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax 1.312.845.2225.