In TechnipFMC and Suncor Energy‘s recent article, Modelling ensures a successful revamp, an FCC regenerator revamp at the Suncor Edmonton refinery is discussed, aimed to incorporate advanced design features to mitigate operational challenges and improve the mechanical reliability of the internals. This article describes how CPFD Software’s proprietary software, Barracuda Virtual Reactor, was used to confirm the adequacy of the proposed hardware changes, fine-tune the design, and evaluate the performance to minimize risks on start-up. Post-turnaround performance of the unit confirms the benefit of the implemented design.
Congratulations to Raj Singh, Paul Marchant and Steve Shimoda with TechnipFMC Process Technology and Marc A. Secretan with Suncor Energy on their excellent work. We are proud that Virtual Reactor™ was able to support TechnipFMC’s continued innovation.
TechnipFMC is known in the refining and petrochemical industry for its FCC technology. They work toward the vision of enhancing the performance of the world’s energy industry with their proprietary technologies, production systems, and integrated expertise and comprehensive solutions.