Ethylene optimization system reaps operations and maintenance benefits

03/09/1998
Apostolos Georgiou, Ajit V. SapreMobil Technology Co. Paulsboro, N.J. Peter TaylorMobil Chemical Co.Yanbu, Saudi Arabia Robert E. Galloway, Lawrence K. CaseyMobil Chemical Co. Beaumont, Tex. A performance test of a new closed-loop, steady-state real time optimization (Clrto) system was completed at Mobil Chemical Co.'s Beaumont, Tex., ethylene plant in the olefins/aromatics complex in April 1994. The system is used in on-line and off-line analyses to improve process operations and profitability. The Clrto system couples a rigorous steady-state optimization model of the entire plant with advanced-control applications for pyrolysis furnaces, compressors, and ...
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