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Petrochemicals

Petrochemicals

In the petrochemical industry process simulation is used for the design and re-design of process units and their auxiliary systems. Other applications include the use of process models at the core of a real-time optimisation system (RTO) and, more recently, the use of dynamic process simulation for Advanced Process Control (APC), where the time for step testing is significantly reduced by partly step-testing the dynamic process model instead of the real unit.

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Related cases of success

  • Operator Training System for a new Ammonia and Hydrogen plant in USA
    • 2015
    • USA
    • Petrochemicals
    • German EPC and Process Licensor

    An Operator Training System, direct connect with Siemens DCS, UniSim Design Dynamic Simulation, and Inprocess Instructor Station, has been developed and implemented in a new Ammonia plant (and its associated Hydrogen plant).

  • Process Trainer Courses for PTA column operators (I) & (II)
    • 2015
    • Spain
    • Petrochemicals
    • Spanish Oil Company (Chemical Division)

    After the successful development of a Process Trainer (dynamic model with a user friendly interface), the client requested Inprocess to deliver a series of training course for the operators that would be in charge of running the PTA column in the plant.
    These courses took place twice, during which around 20 operators were trained on the behaviour of the new unit.

  • Simulation studies for a series of potential distillation sequences
    • 2015
    • Spain
    • Fine Chemicals & Pharma
    • Spanish Energy Company - R&D Division

    A mixture coming out from a biotechnology reactor needs separation and purification in order to reach purities above 99% for some of the alcohols that are in the fermentation broth. Inprocess is requested to prepare the process simulations that will support the conceptula design study in order to select the most promising separation and purification sequence of unit operations.