Software speeds implementation of analyzer in crude unit

04/10/2000
Use of near infrared (NIR) technology with a software system for calibrating models can reduce the start-up time for stream-analyzer systems from 1 year to less than a month.In an application in a Canadian refinery, NIR with software calibration offers a 98% utilization factor and better performance than NIR using conventional calibration. (Utilization factor is the percentage of time the analyzer performs well enough to operate under closed-loop process control.)The utilization rate is higher than for a conventional analyzer because almost no service is required to maintain an NIR system with software calibration. The refinery uses Freetune, a software program developed by PetroMetrix to...
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