September 2007

Process Optimization

Integrated techniques for low-cost process debottlenecking

Implementing this novel method can save your company money

Continuous process improvement is a critical element in maintaining competitiveness in the hydrocarbon processing industry. There are various forms of process improvement such as yield enhancement, quality improvement, material and energy conservation, waste minimization, and safety enhancement.1 There is a particularly important process improvement category, which is associated with plants that have sold-out and profitable products. In such cases, market conditions and the prospects for enhancing the company's revenues and profits drive the process to increase production. When the process reaches maximum production rates without satisfying the market demand, it is referred to as being "bott

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 ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $409 for an annual subscription*.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,995 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact J'Nette Davis-Nichols at Jnette.Davis-Nichols@GulfEnergyInfo.com or +1 713.520.4426*.

*Access will be granted the next business day.

Related Articles

From the Archive

Comments

Comments

{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}