METSIM® The Premier Steady-State & Dynamic Process Simulator



Complete Project Simulation in Five Modes:

  • Mass Balancing based on Design Criteria
  • Detailed Equipment Sizing and Equipment Lists
  • Steady State Simulation: Mass & Energy Balancing
  • Parameterization to Simulate Existing Plants
  • Dynamic Simulation for Time-Varying Parameters

Flowsheeting Features:

  • Easy to Add New Unit Operations
  • Unlimited Number of Unit Operations & Streams
  • Flowsheet and Dynamic Graphics
  • May Calculate Portions of Flowsheets
  • Robust Flowsheet Convergence

Chemistry Features:

  • Extensive Thermodynamic Database
  • Chemical Kinetics and Phase Equilibrium
  • Eight Solid, Molten, Liquid, Aqueous, Gas Phases

Process Control Features:

  • Feedback and PID Controllers
  • Logic/Expert System Controllers
  • Equations may be Entered by User


  • Mine Capital & Operating Costs
  • Plant Operating Costs

Full Graphical Interface:

  • Truly Interactive Program and Menus
  • Easy to Learn, Get Immediate Results

Compatibility Features:

  • Spreadsheet Interface to Excel
  • DDE interface to Excel, InTouch
  • XF interface to AutoCAD

Unit Operations:

There are presently over 200 unit operations available in METSIM, though many more may be simulated using a range of 'generic unit operations', including stream splitters, phase splitters, etc.

Some of the many unit operations in METSIM include:

Bins, Conveyors, Stockpiles

Autogenous, SAG, Rod and Ball Mills

CCD's, Clarifiers, Filters, Thickeners

Mixers, Splitters, Distributors

Stoichiometric, Free Energy Reactors

CIP, CIL, Solvent Extraction

Flotation and Electrochemical Cells

Autoclaves, Boilers, Solar Ponds

Dryers, Kilns, Incinerators

Absorbers, Strippers, Cooling Towers

Dense Media Baths, Drums, Vessels

Gravity Jigs, Spirals and Tables 

Breakers, Crushers, Impactors

Hydrocyclones, Screens, Classifiers

Ponds, Pumps, Sumps, Tanks

Equilibrium Stage Reactors

Evaporators, Crystallizers

Carbon and Ion Exchange Columns

Heap, Vat and Agitation Leaching

Converters, Furnaces, Roasters

Heat Exchangers, Flash Separators

Scrubbers, Baghouses, ESP's

Dense Media Cyclones and Screens

Air Cyclones, Magnetic Separators