Refining

Optimal control and APC solutions for refining plants including process units such as Crude Distillation (CDU) , Vacuum Distillation (VDU), Delayed Coker, Fluidised Catalytic Converter (FCC), Hydrocracker, Hydrogen reformer, Continuous Catalytic Reformer (CCR) and Gas concentration units.

Implementation of APC on Refining units provides excellent Return on investment

Some typical benefit figures:

  • Crude and Vacuum distillation units
    • Feed increase: 1% to 3%
    • Specific energy consumption reduction:  1% to 4%
    • Yield increase of 1% to 3%
  • FCC
    • Feed/Resid increase: 1% to 4%
    • Specific energy consumption reduction: 1% to 4%
    • Yield increase 1% to 3%
  • Delayed Coker
    • Feed increase: 1% to 3%
    • Specific energy consumption reduction:  1% to 3%
    • Yield increase 1% to 3%
    • Reduced disturbances due to coke drum switches
  • Continuous Catalytic reformer
    • Feed increase: 1% to 3%
    • Specific energy consumption reduction:  1% to 3%
    • Yield increase 1% to 2%
    • Improved RON control
  • Hydrogen Reformer / Hydrogen network
    • Up to 50% reduction in venting of Hydrogen to fuel gas/flare.
    • Better control of Methane slip in reformer
    • Specific energy consumption reduction:  2% to 8%
  • Hydrocracker
    • Improved conversion control
    • Feed rate increase by 1% to 4%
    • Specific energy consumption reduction:  1% to 4%
    • Increased yield 1% to 4%

These benefits have been demonstrated on several Refining customers such as Shell, BP, Raffineria de Milazzo, Satorp, Gunvor, Total, SIR, KNPC, Sasref and many others.


What defines IPCOS Refining Solution?

  • Process knowledge and experience of our Consultants in developing and implementing APC applications on Refining Processes is our core strength
  • Due to our vast experience across different clients, we can understand your challenges and develop APC applications that fully meet your particular requirements and business conditions. Our confidence in delivering calculated benefits is demonstrated by our willingness to guarantee benefits that have been calculated by us
  • Training is provided to your engineers such that they can maintain the applications in future. IPCOS will also provide APC maintenance post implementation based on your requirements.