November 2011

Bonus Report: Process Control and Information Systems

Improve material balance in high-purity distillation control

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

Nino, S., Summa Control Solutions Inc.

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. Dual-composition material-balance control strategies were successfully implemented and commissioned for heat-integrated high-purity distillation towers at a petrochemical facility by using Shinskey’s methodology as guidance in the strategy selection. Background. This petrochemical facility produces different aromat

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain IMMEDIATE ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $239 for an annual subscription.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain IMMEDIATE ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,695 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact J'Nette Nichols-Davis at  jnette.davis-nichols@gulfpub.com or +1 713.520.4426.

Related Articles

From the Archive

Comments