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Optimize olefin operations

04.01.2012  |  Romero, K.,  Pequiven S. A., Ana Maria Campos Complex, Venezuela

This operating company used process models to find solutions to poor separation performance

Keywords: [olefins] [propylene] [simulation] [models] [distillation] [heat transfer] [maintenance] [ethylene] [columns]

Bulk petrochemical manufacturing is a highly competitive global industry. When margins are tight, manufacturers seek ways to optimize performance and to reduce costs while maximizing yields and revenue. Optimization options include alternative feeds, plant/process revamps and improved operations to achieve better separation and yields to lower energy consumption, to minimize product loss and to decrease maintenance costs.

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