Better control-loop management lowers energy costs
This petrochemical producer found improved output and
became more energy efficient through new software
A small team of LyondellBasell engineers at its plant in Channelview, Texas, helped this company save significant dollars in annual energy costs by addressing regulatory control-loop problems using a control-loop monitoring program. This program provided tools and methods for continuous process improvements.
LyondellBasell Channelview facility.
The LyondellBasell site in Channelview, Texas, produces a wide variety of petrochemical products (Fig. 1). This facility applies very energy-intensive processes. Separation of key components requires tall distillation towers with high reflux rates. To improve energy efficiency, LyondellBasell invested in advanced process control (APC) a
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