Intelligent severity optimization project pays off in two months
Major olefin producer uses new process control to fine-tune energy consumption
The Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Corp. (SYPC) wanted to increase ethylene production at the Nanjing facility while decreasing energy consumption. The ethylene producer elected to use a real-time optimization (RTO) program to meet its production and energy consumption goals. The SYPC ethylene plant at Nanjing, China, increased higher-value product yield by 1.3% and decreased energy consumption by 2.5%. The authors discuss the thinking and techniques applied to achieve both goals.
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