ON-LINE POWER PLANT OPTIMIZATION IMPROVES TEXAS REFINER'S BOTTOM LINE

Michael C. Wellons, Ajit V. Sapre Mobil Research & Development Corp. Princeton, N.J. Arthur I. Chang, T.L. Laird Mobil Oil Corp. Beaumont, Tex. Mobil Research & Development Corp. has developed an on-line power plant optimization system that accurately represents commercial power plant operations over a wide range of operating conditions. At Mobil Oil Corp.'s Beaumont, Tex., refinery the "Optimus" (optimization of utility systems) technology reduced fuel consumption in the cogeneration

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