October 2000


Hydrocracker advanced control improves profitability

This refinery maximized jet fuel yield, while minimizing hydrogen consumption

J. C. Maheshri,Omega Control and ABB Simcon, Houston, Texas; S. Kotob,Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research, Kuwait; and B. H. Yousuf,Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery, Kuwait       Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery is the oldest and largest refinery in Kuwait with over 400,000 bpsd capacity. It is owned and operated by the Kuwait National Petroleum Company. In this refinery, a fluid catalytic cracker and hydrocracker are used for upgrading crude residue to naphtha and middle

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