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Intelligent severity optimization project pays off in two months

10.01.2011  |  Wang, H.,  East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, ChinaWang, Z.,  East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, ChinaDu, W.,  East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, ChinaWang, D. ,  East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, ChinaQian, F.,  East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, ChinaTang, Z.,  Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Nanjing, China

Major olefin producer uses new process control to fine-tune energy consumption

Keywords: [process control] [optiizer] [ethylene] [furnaces] [energy] [propylene] [olefins]

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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