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SIMSCI Releases HEXTRAN Version 8.0.

BREA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 1997--Simulation Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq:SMCI) (SIMSCI) Thursday announced the release of HEXTRAN Version 8, its Windows-based heat transfer simulation and optimization program. Shipping of the release commenced Nov. 4.

HEXTRAN Version 8 includes full point access to the industry-standard thermophysical property package used in SIMSCI's PRO/II process simulator, enabling increased accuracy in modeling two-phase heat exchange systems. Integration of rigorous heat exchanger models from third-party suppliers HTRI and HTFS has also been enhanced, combining the simulation of complex heat transfer networks with high-fidelity models of individual exchangers.

Dr. Victor Rice, SIMSCI's vice president of technology and chief technology officer, said: "HEXTRAN is a leading tool for simulating the design and performance of heat exchanger networks. It provides critical information on optimizing the use of energy within the plant as well as determining optimum cleaning cycles on heat exchange systems."

David Nash, manager of process engineering-refining at Howe Baker Engineers, said, "We use HEXTRAN extensively in designing, rating, and optimizing heat exchange networks. It is the best tool we have found for this purpose. We are very impressed with the new enhancements in Version 8 and expect these enhancements to improve the quality and accuracy of our work."


HEXTRAN is a powerful, steady-state simulator that provides an accurate view of heat-transfer systems. It helps engineers design new systems, monitor current systems, optimize existing operations as well as prevent or solve heat transfer problems. The program rigorously simulates highly integrated processes and allows the engineer to monitor the performance of individual exchangers or an entire heat transfer network. HEXTRAN is compatible with Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT, and UNIX operating environments.


Simulation Sciences Inc. is a leading provider of application software and related services to the petroleum, petrochemical, and industrial chemical process industries as well as the engineering and construction firms that support those industries.

SIMSCI's Windows-based graphical user interface and simulation software products are designed to increase profitability by reducing capital investment costs, improving yields, and enhancing management decision making. SIMSCI maintains offices in Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Venezuela and provides support and service to more than 650 customers in more than 65 countries. For more information about SIMSCI, visit the SIMSCI Web site at .

CONTACT: Simulation Sciences Inc., Brea

Maureen Kohaut, 714/579-0412

fax: 714/579-7927
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