June 2001

Special Report: Process Optimization

Determine the optimum crude intake level - a case history

When using LP models, users must be fully aware of what data is important and discard the rest

Hartmann, J.C.M., Consultant

Optimization involves identifying the "hard" and "soft" constraints for a unit and the major processing equipment involved. Such complex techno-economic issues can be readily solved with a conceptual approach, which is supported by rigorous modeling. However, with the advances in instrumentation and advanced control technologies, many engineers may be awashed with "too much" process information. The success of any optimization project truly rests in identifying what is relevant to the products and process, finding reliable support information and incorporating this information into usable format for others. Once such data is formatted, then users can generate trends. Of course, excessive u

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