Advanced control improves German aromatics operation

Hilmar Bischof, Thomas PelsterVeba Oel Verarbeitungs GmbHGelsenkirchen, Germany Tim Morrison, Klaus Röbetaler, Michael SugarsPavilion Technologies Inc.Austin Implementation of an advanced control project improved the performance of Veba Oel GmbH's Gelsenkirchen, Germany, aromatics unit No. 5 (Fig. 1). Application of a new advanced control project at Veba Oel GmbH's aromatics unit No. 5 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, reduced the standard deviation of controlled variables by as much as 35% and increased production capacity by 5%. Specific hydrogen consumption was also reduced by 6%. Photo courtesy of Veba Oel (Fig. 1).Click here to enlarge imageThe project used Pavilion's Proce...

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