Refinery reaps the benefits of new decision support tool

The introduction of decision-support software for advanced blend scheduling in the SAPREF refinery in Durban, South Africa, resulted in significant financial gains.Click here to enlarge imageEconomic analysis at South African Petroleum Refineries (Pty) Ltd.'s (SAPREF) refinery, a Royal Dutch/Shell and BP joint venture in Durban, South Africa, revealed savings of $1.5 million in 1 year directly attributable to the use of an advanced blend-scheduling decision-support tool called MPMP. Click here to enlarge imageMPMP, which stands for Multi-Period, Multi-Product and was developed by Shell Global Solutions International, is a computer program that optimizes refinery operations from th...

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