Steam Utility Systems Are Not "Business as Usual" for Chemical Process Simulators
- Type: Conference Presentation
AIChE Member Credits 0.5 AIChE Members $15.00 AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Members Free AIChE Graduate Student Members Free AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free Non-Members $25.00
- Conference Type: AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Presentation Date: March 14, 2011
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- PDHs: 0.50
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.
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|AIChE Member Credits||0.5|
|AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Members||Free|
|AIChE Graduate Student Members||Free|
|AIChE Undergraduate Student Members||Free|