Improve your plantwide steam network
When optimizing an existing steam network, design and process engineers need a complete understanding of all aspects of the existing system. Accurate energy and material balances must be established.
It is a formidable task to optimize a plantwide hydrocarbon
processing industry (HPI) steam network. Such systems are
complex, and they provide services to multiple processing
units. Too often, the system network is revamped in pieces to
meet the needs for new processing units without considerations
for the whole steam system. When optimizing an existing steam
network, design and process engineers need a complete
understanding of all aspects of the existing system. Accurate
energy and material balances must be established to define the
HPI complexs baseline. Likewise, a current definition of
the specific steam-system behavior, in response to shifts in
supply and demand, is critical information.
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