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Racette, Y.

Valero Energy Corp., San Antonio, Texas

Yves Racette is Principal Process Optimization Support Engineer at Valero Energy Corp. His areas of expertise are data historian systems and process unit monitoring.

Use advanced predictive analytics for early detection and warning of column flooding events

Valero Energy Corp.: Bird, J.  |  Brown Burns, J.  |  Racette, Y.  |  Beaulieu, J.

In this study, a methodology was implemented to predict crude distillation tower flooding events based on key process variables, including product yields, column pumparound (PA) flowrates, column temperatures and overhead reflux flowrate.

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