Peter Blaser, Peter Loezos and Bryan Tomsula, CPFD Software, highlight how simulations can be a critical turnaround risk reduction tool in an article featured in the September 2019 issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering.
Turnarounds represent a unique opportunity to improve operations for a unit which runs 24/7 for years on end. But, if the post-turnaround behavior is not as expected, the consequences remain for years as well. Reducing turnaround risk is critical for successful turnaround planning.
This article features simulation as an effective turnaround risk reduction tool when considering modifications to the fluidized catalytic cracking unit (FCCU). Examples include case studies where turnaround changes were used to address issues such as regenerator afterburn, emissions, and catalyst losses and reactor stripper/standpipe catalyst circulation stability.
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