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Introduction

The OLI Studio
The OLI Studio is freeform electrolyte simulation software. With this software, a client can define
chemistry and process pathways without predefined recipes that produce specific results. The OLI Studio is
a software suite containing several modules including, Stream Analyzer, Corrosion Analyzer, and Studio
ScaleChem. A client’s license determines which modules are enabled within the OLI Studio.

The Training Manual
This training manual is designed by Aqueous Process Simulations, Inc. (AQSim) to highlight OLI Studio:
Stream Analyzer and Corrosion Analyzer features and functions. AQSim has a separate training manual for
OLI Studio: ScaleChem.
The manual provides general concepts, theory, explanations of chemical principles, and various
calculations. Certain chapters have follow-up examples, which are designed to reinforce concepts learned
within the chapter. The subsequent chapters have real world applications of the software. The manual is
self-guided but is also used to accompany trainings provided by AQSim.

Customization tools. upstream software. Water Analysis charge and pH reconciliation Corrosion Analyzer Corrosion Analyzer is a module within the OLI Studio. Reporting. This software is now a component within the OLI Studio. A separate license enables this module. It is the main interface of the OLI Studio. Studio ScaleChem can perform the following operations within both OLI thermodynamic frameworks (Mixed Solvent Electrolytes and Aqueous) and special databases:      1-2 Brine. highlights of which include:      Thermodynamic Frameworks Phase Selection and Manipulation Names Manager and Units Manager Calculation Objects Plotting. It requires no additional components to run basic calculations.OLI Studio Components Stream Analyzer Stream Analyzer is standalone software. Hydrocarbon. Highlights include:       EH-pH Stability (Pourbaix) Diagrams Species Phase Diagrams Polarization Diagrams General Corrosion Rates Local Corrosion Rates Extreme Value Statistics (a module within Corrosion Analyzer Studio ScaleChem ScaleChem was OLI Systems’ standalone. Oil Analyses Scaling Scenarios Mixer and Saturator Calculations Facilities Contour Diagrams Chapter 1: Introduction Tricks of the Trade .

Below this is the Action Pane. which lists all the objects of Studio modules enabled by a client’s OLI license.changing depending on which object a client is working on. Window. Save. For instance. location. Print. the date.OLI Studio Interface The OLI Studio modules share a common interface. The Navigator Pane displays streams and calculation objects in a branched hierarchy. size. Clients can hide or show many of the sections described below. Help are options File This File menu contains standard options like New. Menu Bar Notable features within the menu bar are explained below. clients can remove the Calculation Status bar or Template Manager or add or remove tools from the Quick Access Ribbon (Toolbar). Properties opens a box that shows file type. Tricks of the Trade Introduction 1-3 . etc. The Calculation Status and Output bars are on by default but can be hidden. which is contextual . build and version number of the last save. Clients will mostly work in the Description / Definition area. The most recently worked on streams will also be shown. View.

a standard seawater Thermodynamic Framework –To select either the Aqueous or MSE (Mixed Solvent Electrolyte) Framework Databases – To select an installed database Redox – To toggle on/off oxidation-reduction reactions Phases– To toggle on/off phases or solids can be selected as well. as well as more specific calculation types. the Single Point calculation option opens into a submenu for the 10 single point calculations available in the software. specialized model and port it to or from other application files. Add Analysis. The Streams menu contains actions that can also be performed using the Actions Pane. which has its own sub-menu. T/P Span – To change Temperature and Pressure maximums Tricks of the Trade Introduction 1-4 . Templates allows clients to make a series of standard input component sets e.g. and ScaleChem. These actions are Add Stream. Pre-built Models lets clients create a single.Edit Streams Certain streams can be copied and pasted within the Navigator using the Edit menu or right-mouse click options. Clear Results – Removes all calculation output Clear Status – Stops or removes a calculation Chemistry Clients can adjust the chemistry of the software in this menu Selecting Model Options opens a submenu with that allows clients to make advanced changes to the chemistry of the software. The Edit menu also has the following actions of note: Calculations The Calculations menu contains all the calculations found in the Actions pane. For instance.

by how the software searches for rename components with this tab Formula. to search by all available names. Names Manager Names Style: clients select how to Search Criteria: clients determine Names Dictionary: clients can view chemical names i. The default option is or import dictionaries used by OLI convention (TAG names). Units Manager allows clients to modify units.Tools This menu item contains several features. Tricks of the Trade Introduction 1-5 . Component Search allows clients search for species in the OLI database. software.e. Display Name or the OLI components.

if So (solid) is turned off. then no solid phases form Redox Turn on/off Oxidation-Reduction and select redox subsystems Chemistry Model Options Select the Aqueous or Mixed Solvent Electrolyte thermodynamic framework.e. There are three main levels here. then selecting Toolbars. Tools within the ribbon can be added or removed or repositioned (the Calculation Status Bar can also be hidden or moved).e. clients can drag the left side of a set of tools.Toolbar (Quick Access Ribbon) The Quick Access Ribbon or toolbar sits below the menu bar Menu Bar. 1-6 Chapter 1: Introduction Tricks of the Trade . Filename A star next to a filename indicates that it has not been saved Global Streams Level Provides the broadest view of Navigator objects Stream Level Chemistry is entered at this level. Key tools are described below: Phases Turn on/off specific phases i. Calculation sublevel Some calculations have their own substreams. Formula. This view contains the icons and names of each action in a hierarchical tree. Certain streams (i. Component Search Add inflows to the calculation Names Manager Changes the style of names i. The Description/Definition pane changes depending on the level that is highlighted. To move a set of tools. Calculation Level Most calculations (except mixing blocks) are subordinate to streams and appear as substreams. ScaleChem objects) have embedded calculations. The ribbon can also be customized by selecting View from the Menu bar. OLI Tag names Units Manager Changes units Customize window Customize the window appearance Tools Options Shortcut Adjusts default software settings Navigation Pane The Navigator Pane or tree level contains the list of streams and calculations that are active within a file. A plus sign next to an object in the stream level indicates that that stream or object has substreams or branches.e. Display. These substreams can be added to the Global level using the Add as Stream function.

additional actions may appear in the actions pane. pH or bubble point pressure/temperature). Up to two variables can be adjusted simultaneously. Clients choose from isothermal. errors.g. Available Stream calculations are: Single Point calculations compute the properties for a stream at one set of conditions. Chemical or Stability Diagrams. Introduction 1-7 . Depending on the item selected. They contain both single. Stream and Water Analysis objects each have s specific set of calculations. and a third can be fixed (e.g.. Corrosion Rate calculations compute the general and localized corrosion rates of metals and alloys. or custom. also known as real-solution Pourbaix diagrams. After adding an item from the action pane. the action appears as a “stream” in the Navigator menu. calculation outputs.and multiple-point calculations Calculation Status Screens The Calculation Output Window shows progress. Multiple Point or Survey calculations are a series of single-point calculations in which independent variables such as temperature adjusts with `each calculation (e. There are several examples of multiple point calculations in the TOT manual.. plot the phase stability region across a two-independent-variable range. temporary file locations. and other data. Tricks of the Trade The Summary Window shows inputs. An example would be Calcite stability when a pH and CO2 vary. object-specific calculations become available in the Actions bar. Calculation Types Once a client selects or highlights an object.Action Pane This view contains selectable action icons. and has hyperlinks to the Units and Framework managers. Items can also be selected from the menu bar. dew point. Each icon represents either a new stream input or new calculation. The calculation available within a Water Analysis object is called a Reconciliation. a temperature survey). precipitation point. bubble point. This window varies with object. warnings. Additional actions will appear depending on what kind of stream we are working with. The Calculation Status Dialog shows an estimate of the remaining calculation time.