Controller installation pays off for North Sea oil terminal

Installation of a multivariable controller at a crude oil stabilization plant at BP Amoco's Grangemouth, Scotland, oil terminal has helped reduce fuel consumption, loss to flare, and the probability of cut backs in North Sea crude oil production.An audit pegged simple payback time at 3 months. The Kinneil, UK, oil terminal is receipt point for a variety of crude oil streams from the Northern North Sea platforms.Click here to enlarge imageNumerous projects are under way to prepare the oil terminal at Kinneil, Grangemouth (Fig. 1), for future changes in feed flow and composition.As part of this effort, the Honeywell RMPCT multivariable controller was installed on the front end of the p...

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