Hydrocarbon Processing Copying and distributing are prohibited without permission of the publisher

Use APC in energy systems―Total’s Leuna refinery case study

10.01.2013  |  Milosevic, Z.,  KBC Process Technology Ltd., Walton-on-Thames, UKPolster, A. ,  Total, Leuna, GermanMai, A.,  Total, Leuna, GermanSeifert, U.,  Total, Leuna, GermanWagner, M.,  Total, Leuna, German

Keywords: [process control] [soft sensor] [distillation]

Advanced Process Control (APC) has been used extensively to assist in operating refinery and petrochemical processes safely and profitably. However, with the constantly increasing fuel and environmental costs, and the related pressures to squeeze more efficiency from existing facilities, APC applications are being applied into energy systems, too. The control of distillation columns, fired heaters, large turbogenerators and complex heat-exchange schemes are all subject to a tighter control system that maintains stable operation and sustains high-energy efficiency for the process or a piece of equipment while striking an optimum between yield and energy performance.

To continue reading please, log in to hydrocarbonprocessing.com.

Subscribe now for premium access and unlimited access to the site, including archived articles and the process handbooks.  Start a free trial to gain access to articles from the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing. 

Already have an account?


Subscribe today and gain unlimited and immediate access to the site. Plus, you'll receive the next 12 issues of the magazine in your choice of print or digital format. Start your subscription today.

Free trial

Start a free trial and gain immediate access to the current issue of the magazine plus additional, select content.

30 Day Trial

Related articles


Sign-up for the Free Daily HP Enewsletter!

Boxscore Database

A searchable database of project activity in the global hydrocarbon processing industry


Is 2016 the peak for US gasoline demand?




View previous results

Popular Searches

Please read our Term and Conditions and Privacy Policy before using the site. All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws.
© 2016 Hydrocarbon Processing. © 2016 Gulf Publishing Company.