Nangia, K.

Fluor Enterprises, Inc., Aliso Viejo, California

Krish K. Nangia is a Process Technology Director/Senior Fellow with Fluor Enterprises Inc. He has more than 40 yr of experience in petroleum refining, gas processing and petrochemical projects. Dr. Nangia holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from Delhi University and a PhD from McGill University. He is a registered PE in California.

RAM analysis for refinery process design optimization

Gandhi, S., Kortnicki, H., Nangia, K., Fluor Enterprises, Inc.

RAM refers to reliability, availability and maintainability analysis. The RAM model uses discrete event simulation (DES) software and provides a quantitative assessment of the performance of an industrial plant. This article discusses the use of RAM analysis on petroleum refinery projects to select an optimum process configuration and associated storage requirements.