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Refining

Process simulation is widely used in the refining industry. The Inprocess Application Overview “The Operational Use of Process Simulation in Refineries” gives an overview of proven ideas to use process simulation in refining operation...

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Related cases of success

  • Dynamic Simulation Study for the Chilling Water Network of a Refinery
    • 2015
    • Spain
    • Refining
    • Spanish Refinery

    The current cooling water circuit of Olefins plant consists of 9 refrigeration cells, 4 pumps and various collectors that distribute water to consumers of Olefins plants, hydrogenation of pyrolysis gasoline, benzene plant and spent soda caustic treatment.

    A 1991 hydraulic study determined the distribution of cooling water and checked that all the exchangers received a rate higher than required for process water. In this study the benzene plant and the treatment of soda caustic were not included because these units were subsequently installed. Additionally, the circuit had 3 pumps and 8 cells.
    The aim of current project is to reproduce in a dynamic simulation the hydraulic calculation made previoulsy by using a tool that allows easy modifications by users trained to update the study to the current installation.

  • Modelling and Calibration of a semi-regenerative Reformer Unit
    • 2015
    • Spain
    • Refining
    • Spanish Refinery Site

    The project’s main objective was to deliver a calibrated simulation model of the reformer unit for aromatics production using Aspen HYSYS Refinery Reactors. Inprocess will develop the model of the unit using the HYSYS reformer model and it will calibrate it using one set of of close-in-time plant data provided by the client.

  • Flare Network Revalidation Study using Steady State Simulation
    • 2015
    • Spain
    • Refining
    • Petroleum Refinery in Spain

    A Spanish Refinery expressed to Inprocess the interest in applying process simulation to revalidate the flare network once a more accurate flare loads were calculated in a separate project by means of dynamic simulation.

  • Support to integrate Dynamic Simulation model and APC Conntroller for a de-Propanizer Column
    • 2015
    • France
    • Refining
    • French Petroleum Refinery

    The intention of Inprocess' client is to integrate an in-house developed routine to specifically address non linearity issues around quality control for binary columns with MVPC technology. Before moving to testing this integration on the real plant, the client intends to validate the solution through a simulation representing a reasonable process response, being sure the simulated system exhibits a process behavior more realistic than just simple linear behavior.

  • Development of a PSVs Database software for an oil refinery
    • 2015
    • Spain
    • Refining
    • Petroleum Refinery in Spain

    After a previous project carried out by Inprocess, the refinery owned a series of databases for every unit that was discharging to the flare network.
    On top of that, the client wanted to own a tool that would be capable of managing all the existing PSVs databases, together with all associated documentation, and that could facilitate the work of all involved personel in the refinery.

  • Delivery of an Early-OTS for a New Catalytic Reformer Unit
    • 2015
    • Bolivia
    • Refining
    • Spanish Engineering Company - Chile office

    In order to be able to accomodate the schedule changes in the main OTS project, it was proposed to final client the option to develop and deliver an \"early-OTS\" (OTS with simplified screens and control system still inside the process simulator), that was accepted as a change in scope. A number of additional days was considered for this project and for the original one.

  • Dynamic Model of a Refinery Reformer Fractionator for APC studies
    • 2015
    • France
    • Refining
    • French Major Oil Company

    A dynamic simulation model of the fractionator column of the catalytic reformer of a refinery in France has been developed and handed over to the client. The main purpose of such a high-fidelity dynamic model is to test new Advanced Process Control alternatives before implementing them in the real plant.

  • Dynamic Simulation Studies for VRU and IAC compressor systems
    • 2015
    • Abu Dhabi
    • Oil & Gas
    • USA Engineering Company

    Inprocess used the existing dynamic model of Vapour Recovery Unit (VRU) already developed by inprocess in a previous project, and did develop a model of the Instrument Air Compressor (IAC) system as, by identifying and collecting the process data required to perform the dynamic simulation of the system. In addition, inprocess will perform a series of operating scenarios for both systems located in Umm Lulu Field.

  • Dynamic Simulation Flare Load Analysis for Oil Sands Field
    • 2013
    • Spain
    • Oil & Gas

    Dynamic simulation studies were carried out to assess the EPC company in charge of the design of the plant flare network, evaluating the flare loads from different units and for different possible contingencies