Method outlines selection, design of advanced gasoline blending system

ADVANCED GASOLINE BLENDING— ConclusionRefiners must recognize the required organizational changes and use an efficient and cost-effective system design when upgrading an existing blending system to an advanced one.Part 1 of this series (OGJ, Feb. 14, 2005, p. 50) discussed the organizational changes required during an upgrade project that would lead to a sustained return on investment.This conclusion of the series addresses the second component of an upgrade project—the hardware and software required, and how to design and select an efficient and cost-effective advanced blend control system.Both articles are based on a study conducted in a midsized refinery in North America.Re...

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