The operating costs of a typical refinery utility system are so significant that small operational improvements can result in large annual savings. This paper introduces a new utility modelling package designed for PETRONAS to allow in-house modelling and optimization of their refinery and processing plant utility systems. Using this package, engineers can construct a rigorous utility system model which can calculate the actual cost of their utility system, and quantify how operational changes can reduce the bottom line. This paper also contrasts the fundamental differences in approach between utility systems and a steady-state chemical process simulator and provides methods to resolve these differences.
Would you like to access this content?
No problem. You just have to complete the following steps.
You have completed 0 of 2 steps.
You must be logged in to view this content. Log in now.
Purchase Technical Presentation
You must purchase this technical presentation using one of the options below.
If you already purchased this content recently, please click here to refresh the system's record of ownerships.
|Credits||0.5 Use credits|
|List Price||$25.00 Buy now|
|AIChE Members||$15.00 Buy now|
|AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Members||Free Free access|
|AIChE Undergraduate Student Members||Free Free access|
|AIChE Graduate Student Members||Free Free access|