October 2013

Special Report: Cyber Security and Process Control

Improve inline blending with advanced analyzers

Due to tough economic conditions, refiners are pressed to improve profitability. There is greater pressure to optimize gasoline and diesel blending. What are the options to improve processing of trans..

Barsamian, A., Refinery Automation Institute, LLC

Due to tough economic conditions, refiners are pressed to improve profitability. There is greater pressure to optimize gasoline and diesel blending. What are the options to improve processing of transportation fuels and to maintain final product quality for cleaner fuels? Inline blend property control is a well-established and a proven technique. It was first applied in 1965 to ensure gasoline specifications. The US is the largest gasoline market. Stopping the blending process due to analyzer failure is usually not acceptable. Such interruptions add the risk of higher costs for tanker demurrage, delayed shipping on the pipeline, etc. “Time is money” in the refining industry. Inl

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