Mokhtar, I. S. A. M.

PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ir. Saiful Anuar Mohd Mokhtar has more than 18 yr of work experience in the refining, natural gas/LNG and petrochemical sectors as an Engineering Manager and Head Process Engineer for various Petronas capital projects. At present, he is the Head Process Engineer for Petronas Chemical Group’s titanium program. Mr. Mokhtar is a Chartered Chemical Engineer (CEng) with IChemE and a Professional Engineer (PEng) with the Board of Engineers Malaysia.

Optimizing for viability—VDU revamp in a brownfield project

Revamping an existing column in an operating plant for higher throughput is a challenge, especially when the column is already operating at its rated capacity.