Cycad Process®

(version 2019.07)
• Revamped PFD library under development - started releasing new PFD units;
• Corrected PSD issue;
• Corrected issue when switching between component databases;
• Minor tweaks


  • Industries

    Cycad Process® can and has been used to model most processes in mineral industries.
  • Interface

    Full graphical interface conforming to typical Windows standards, Drag-and-drop interface, Extensive library of process units, Properties entered through an intuitive
  • Steady-state simulations

    Sequential modular approach to simulations, Intelligent, automatic calculation of recycle streams to minimize solution time, No ordering of the process
  • Calculations

    Large library of calculation based on published solution methods, Energy balance integrated with all calculations, Direct correspondence between the plant,
  • Component data

    Extensive component database with physical and basic thermodynamic data, Can easily add user-specified components, Can export and import components from
  • Scripting

    Can script your own process unit, Uses C# language for scripting, Can access many internal functions/methods, Can reference all properties
  • Extensive reaction options available

    Extent/conversion-based reactions, Rate-based (liquid or gas phases), Gas mass transfer, Shrinking particle/core models, 2D-shrinking core model.
  • Particle size distributions

    Cycad Process® can track and calculate the changes in particle sizes in processes such as milling and leaching.
  • Designers

    Designers are used to target process unit outputs and sometimes referred to as ‘controllers’, Unit-specific and flowsheet (general) designers are
  • Outputs

    Engineering quality drawings, Block flow diagrams, Process flow diagrams, P&I diagrams currently under development.
  • Compare

    Comparing results between different versions or calculations can be difficult and time consuming for even a relatively small balance. Cycad
  • Parameter estimation

    Uses Levenberg–Marquardt algorithm to fit parameters, Can be used to fit most process unit parameters using measured data.