Grangemouth ethylene plant installs closed-loop optimization solution

Grangemouth ethylene plant installs closed-loop optimization solutionBP Amoco, Grangemouth, UK, recently replaced the optimizer for one of its ethylene plants, named G4.The project was completed in 4 months and will increase plant throughput by 3-4%/year.The replacement for the G4 optimizer was required as a result of a major plant expansion (G4X). In addition, the replacement resolved year-2000 compliance issues with the existing distributed control system (DCS).The expansion of the G4 site included a complete DCS replacement, increased use of advanced process control (APC), and real-time optimization (RTO) systems. Click here to enlarge imageFig. 1 illustrates how the optimization and ...

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