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Improve material balance in high-purity distillation control

11.01.2011  |  Nino, S. ,  Summa Control Solutions Inc., Quebec, Canada

Using dual-composition conserved energy efficiency, reduced reprocessing and allowed higher throughput

Keywords: [process control] [distillation] [controllers] [aromatics] [reboiler] [benzene]

In this case history, a petrochemical facility needed to improve operation control as well as profitability for a benzene-toluene-xylene (BTX) distillation train. The project focused on dual-composition material balance controls. Improved process control from the new control system provided an annual $1 million in energy savings and reduced feedstock reprocessing needs.

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