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2018 ARTC Presentation: Application of Computational Particle Fluid Dynamics modeling at Viva Energy

About This Webinar

June 6, 2018

Presented by:

Dr. John Gabites
Process Control & Optimisation Engineer, Viva Energy Geelong Refinery

Hosted by:

Paul Gomez
Customer Sales and Support Manager, CPFD, LLC


John Gabites, Process Control & Optimisation Engineer, Viva Energy Refining Pty Ltd, will share his talk originally co-presented at the April, 2018 Asia Refining Technology Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Viva Energy Geelong Refinery is one four refineries remaining in Australia, supplying over 50% of Victoria’s and 10% of Australia’s fuel. In 2011, the Geelong Refinery updated the design of the Spent Catalyst Inlet Device (SCID) used in their RCCU regenerator. Afterburn soon led to constant panel operator intervention and ultimately reduced throughput. Panel operators ran with an increased margin to the flue gas temperature constraint and were forced to reduce rates below plan for various feedstocks. 

Learn how Barracuda Virtual Reactor® simulation was used to pursue more efficient operation while minimizing the risk of potential, unforeseen, negative implications of changes at the Geelong Refinery.