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How ExtendSim CP is being used
3) Amulti-nationalconsultingcompanyusescustomExtendSim libraries to support industrial and public sector decisions at every point in the water cycle—treatment, distribution, and storage. The goal is to develop projects that provide safe, reliable water sup- plies. The models help the company and its clients balance eco- nomic, social, and environmental needs.
4) ASwedishconsultingcompanyusescustomExtendSimlibraries
to simulate complex continuous processes in the pulp and paper
industry. Models include bleaching operations, fractionation of fiber compositions, and Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF) calculations. Services provided include process optimi- zation, energy savings, cost efficiency, business control, and production control.
5) AnEUconsortiumof54partnersfrom
21 countries developed a self-evolving,
operational research approach frame-
work for the assessment of policy
options for the sustainable management
of coastal zone systems. The framework
coupled a systems approach with a sci-
ence-policy interface to improve and
enhance deliberations over coastal
issues. Models describe a variety of
coastal processes ranging from eutrophi-
cation, fisheries, and beach attractive-
ness to clam culture. The simulations contribute to the understanding of social interactions within coastal zone systems and have a positive influence towards understanding the sus- tainability transition.
6) AUSAconsultingcompanycreatescustomExtendSimlibrariesofblockstomodelelectri- cal networks and solve time and spatially dependent equations for the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. They have also developed ExtendSim blocks used to build training simulators for the power (conventional and renewable) and oil & gas (LNG and petrochemical) industries. Plant operators use the simulators to study a plant’s dynamics and its transient behaviors. The simulators allow the operators to test different operational procedures and familiarize themselves with process anomalies, helping to minimize opera- tional errors and production losses.
7) ANewZealandpulpandpapermillmodelstheirintegratedpulpmill, recycle facility, and sack kraft machine to determine the optimum mix of products and grades for specific economic conditions. This mill now boasts bleached softwood kraft production costs in the bottom quartile worldwide.
8) Apublicconsortiumofscientistsandeducatorsdevelopedacurricu-
lum supporting biology education that includes modules that use ExtendSim blocks. For example, a module on environmental decision making allows students to simulate ecosys-

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