STEAM PRO 让你很快地建立新电厂设计，而STEAM MASTER 使你能评价在非设计条件下那些设计表现如何。当你改变环境条件、设备负荷设定点、设备控制逻辑、硬件定义、老化程度、燃料特性等，STEAM MASTER 计算预期的电厂性能。你能很快地一一计算出电厂在调度的运行条件下预期性能包迹(performance envelope)。
STEAM MASTER simulates expected performance of a given plant at different operating conditions, such as part load, feedwater heater bypass, cooling system utilization, etc. The roughly 1500 inputs which define plant hardware and main control set-points can all be initialized for a plant by simply reading its STEAM PRO design file. Once a STEAM MASTER plant model has been fine-tuned, it can be run from within MS Excel. This makes it easy to generate correction curves from the STEAM MASTER model to help planners forecast their fuel consumption and electricity production and to model their cash-flows. The extensive engineering and cost estimation functions obtained in conjunction with the PEACE module facilitate optimization of design details, such as pipe sizing or pump selection.