Case history: Optimization of aromatics complex
Borealis Polymers executed an online optimization project at its phenol and aromatics plants in Porvoo. The plantwide application increased the output rate by 9% and greatly improved the stability of operations.
Combining advanced process control (APC) and dynamic
real-time optimization can pay off. Recently, Borealis Polymers
executed an online optimization project at its phenol and
aromatics plants in Porvoo, Finland. The plantwide application
was able to increase the production rate by 9% and
significantly improve the stability of the plant operation. The
dynamic real-time optimization (DRTO) application also received
strong operator acceptance. This project is an excellent
example of how close cooperation between the plant personnel
and DRTO technology provider produced outstanding results. It
demonstrates that high-level knowledge of the process and
process chemistry is a mandatory for the project success
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