A Simple and Effective Approach for Determining Optimum Refinery Size

Developed by: AIChE
  • Type:
    Conference Presentation
  • Conference Type:
    Southwest Process Technology Conference
  • Presentation Date:
    October 4, 2013
  • Duration:
    3 hours
  • Skill Level:
    Intermediate
  • PDHs:
    0.50

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In most cases, a refinery size is selected by top company management or by government officials and given to engineers to determine its feasibility. This presentation aims to show that challenging a proposed refinery size should be step one in any engineering and cost estimation effort. Significant savings in capital and schedule can be achieved very early in the life of a project. Concept is not limited to refining; it applies to any multi-facility production plant.

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