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Optimizing Distillation for Increased Methanol Capacity

Posted in Chemical, Support Services on Monday, September 26th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: James Gremillion When the process licensor designed your methanol plant, everything fit together to exactly produce the nameplate amount of methanol yearly. In the design there were necessary tradeoffs made because of costs, physical size, availability of materials, etc. In designing the distillation section, for example, the licensor did a calculation of how many […]

Using Model Predictive Control to Reduce Steam Usage in Distillation Columns

Posted in Chemical, Energy, Process Optimization on Wednesday, June 28th, 2006. 2 comments so far
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A continuing theme to several of these blog posts is how process manufacturers are looking for ways to improve energy efficiency in these times of high energy costs. One way to do this is to optimize the steam required for a distillation process. I caught up with Pete Sharpe whom you may recall from an […]